New Burials

Burials continue to take place at the Mulkey Cemetery, as they have for nearly a century and a half. To purchase a space, please contact Cynthia Beal, the current cemetery administrator. She will work with you to select a space which fits your needs.

When you are ready to use your cemetery lot – whether you want to conduct a burial or place a monument – please contact the cemetery association or ask your funeral director to do so. This allows us to coordinate with you and/or your funeral home and make sure everything goes smoothly.

Most burials are handled by local funeral homes. Interment of cremated remains is often done privately by an individual’s family or friends. If you prefer to inter cremated remains yourself, the cemetery association will ask you to sign a receipt indicating that we have received the remains. We will also need a copy of the deceased’s death certificate for our files. Please contact the cemetery administrator prior to your cremains burial so we can prepare your receipt.

NATURAL BURIAL OPTIONS

The Mulkey Cemetery offers environmentally-sensitive options for interment. We are happy to work with individuals and families to develop burial plans which incorporate their priorities and values.

The cemetery’s traditional landscape reflects the cemetery board’s committment to environmentally sound land stewardship. We maintain a simple pioneer cemetery aesthetic, featuring a mix of heritage and native plants. Plants are maintained without the use of pesticides or herbicides. This requires additional mowing during the growing season and considerable hand-weeding time from our volunteers, but we believe that limiting chemical use is an important component of our long-term management of the cemetery. The cemetery is not irrigated; new plantings are hand-watered until they are established. New plantings consist predominantly of native plants, whose selection is guided by the cemetery board. The cemetery provides habitat for a variety of birds, insects, and mammals.

The cemetery association does not require embalming, the use of liners, or the use of coffins for interments. Burials made without liners (including both coffin-only and shroud burials) will be asked for an additional burial fee, payable at the time of interment, to cover our increased maintenance costs in the event of subsidence.

Burials of cremated remains may be made with or without a container, at the discretion of the burying party.

The new cremated remains garden, on the east side of the cemetery, was dedicated on Memorial Day, 2010. Please contact us if you are interested in burial or memorialization space in the garden

POLICIES AND FEE SCHEDULE

We currently charge $800 for a standard cemetery lot. A lot is suitable for a single burial or up to four interments of cremated remains. The cemetery board’s policies on new monument design and placement are described in our Monument Guidelines brochure. An administrative fee, currently $200, is payable at the time the lot is used, whether an interment is made or a monument is placed. This fee covers the administrative costs associated with your interment.

Cremains-only space in our Cremains Garden is available for $450, which includes a 2′ by 2′ burial space and a 4″ by 6″ bronze plaque on one of the large granite memorial markers on the northeast side of the garden. Memorial plaques (no burial) on the memorial markers are available for $300 per marker.

Lot owners are considered members of the Mulkey Cemetery Association, receive regular mailings regarding cemetery news, work days, and events, and are asked to contribute annual dues to support maintenance and administrative costs. Current dues are $35 per year.

Fees and costs are subject to change without notice, at the discretion of the cemetery’s board of directors.