First platted area of the conventional memorial park, has flush markers to minimize labor and maintenance. No trees are allowed within the Garden of the Cross (trees may be planted surrounding the Garden of the Cross) to maintain the continued appearance of a mountain meadow.
Within this Garden, existing natural rocks protruding from the earth have been used to identify graves and cremorial spaces. Interest and client demand have duplicated these original rocks with rocks from our local ranches, parks, and remote locations, personalized with engravings and bronze tablets.
A special section has been designated for North/South burials for those who do not wish to use the East/West burial which is traditional here in our western culture.
A pioneer cabin of the native Berrian family was restored to the Park in 1970 and now provides a central theme and a location for cremains in urns and bronze niches. The West is celebrated by a verse inscribed in the cabin door.
Trees are allowed to be placed in this area with adequate spacing on purchased lots as are movable benches.
Graves are marked with flush markers, but a variety of grave spaces are available: single graves, double depth and cremorial lots.
This section of the cemetery is composed of Pre-Need lots purchased prior to need (without imminent illness) at a discount and is still a part of the Parks pasture system for wild game. Although burial is possible, the area is not maintained and cannot be visited. A lot purchased there is transferable to a maintained lot which may be visited, in the Garden of the Cross without additional fees if desired by owners at the time of need and may be upgraded to other more expensive areas if so desired by paying the difference in fees of Garden of the Cross to upgraded area.
A treed location for green burials where remains can be returned to the earth, with or without embalming, with or without a casket, with or without outer burial containers that allow direct soil contact but still protect the grave. A location where the choices of the loved one can be faithfully fulfilled.