Cemetery

Flags lining the driveway of the cemetery
Graves of the cemetery
Mausoleum of the the cemetery
In order to maintain the quality of the cemetery grounds, the annual cleanup will begin April 6th and continue through April 24th. We ask that you remove all decorative items during this time. Please note that decorative items not removed from graves and headstones by that date will be collected by the contractor beginning on April 6th. Collected items, other than perishable or deteriorated items, will be stored until claimed or until November 1, 2015. Items conforming to the cemetery rules may be placed on or returned to the graves beginning on April 25, 2015.
 
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Purchasing Grave Space
When purchasing a grave space it is necessary to also purchase the perpetual care (the eternal care) for that grave space. Come into the Public Works Department in City Hall and meet with Lynne Ewing or Jennifer Murphy or Joyce Bornstedt to discuss vacant grave space locations. If you are out of town or unable to come into City Hall and you know the specific area in which you would like to purchase a grave space, you can contact Lynne at (541) 524-2047Jennifer at (541) 524-2063 or Joyce at (541) 524-2046. Payment for grave purchases can be made over the phone.

Scheduling a Burial
Contact Lynne Ewing at (541) 524-2047 or Jennifer Murphy at (541) 524-2063 or Joyce Bornstedt at (541) 524-2046 in the Public Works Department to schedule a burial. A burial must be scheduled a minimum of two business days prior to the requested burial in order to avoid additional fees.

Installing a Headstone
Installing party must submit a monument permit application to the Public Works Department prior to installing a headstone in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. The permit fee is $52. This permit ensures that the headstone will be located on the correct grave space, that the headstone is the appropriate size for the grave space, while also providing staff with necessary information should anything happen to the headstone (it begins to sink/settle, etc.). Maintenance of headstones is the responsibility of the grave space owners and/or their family members. In 2010 a policy regarding placement of headstones in the Mt. Hope Cemetery was established. This policy outlines such things as height restrictions for headstones, headstone foundation requirements and the headstone installation procedure.

What's Happening
Phase I of the Mt. Hope Abbey Mausoleum window renovation project is complete. The result was complete restoration of 9 of the 26 windows in need of repair by the artisans at Legacy Glass Art in Boise, Idaho and Caldwell Glass. This project is made possible with a State of Oregon Historic Cemetery Grant award and matching city budget funds. The windows were in varying states of disrepair; broken, cracked and missing panes, as well as deteriorating lead cames that hold the windows together. These conditions allowed for moisture intrusion, causing damage to the structural integrity of the building. It is possible future grant funds may be available to continue restoration work at Mt. Hope Abbey Mausoleum.