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City of Toppenish
Elmwood Cemetery
530 Elmwood Road
Toppenish, WA 98948
(509)865-2080

Elmwood Cemetery

Memorial
The Elmwood Cemetery offers one of the largest selections of affordable burial sites in the lower Yakima Valley, along with most sites accommodating flat or upright memorials, beautiful landscaping and trees. Our experienced staff can assist you and your memorial needs.

Areas of cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery offers a wide variety of areas, including

    • Mausoleum
    • Infant Section
    • Cremation Section
    • Memorial Planting Garden

    History
    Purchased by the City of Toppenish in 1914, the first burials took place in the early 1920's.
    The Elmwood Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the City's founding fathers.
    The Elmwood Cemetery Cemetery represents an important link to the history of Toppenish.

    Burial Arrangements and Burial Records
    Burial arrangements are made and records obtained with the Toppenish Clerk
    Toppenish City Hall
    21 West First Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948.
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Phone (509) 865-2080 Fax (509) 3864

    Elmwood Memorial Garden
    The City offers a beautiful memorial garden where family and friends can donate a plant in memory of their loved one. The City plants each plant and provides the care and maintenance of the garden April thru September. For more information about the Elmwood Memorial Garden, contact the City's Sexton at (509) 865-4500 Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Elmwood Cemetery Information
    The following is an overview of Elmwood's Policies & Procedures.

    General

    • No planting of any kind
    • March 16-October 31st: Cut flowers only. No artificial flowers permitted
    • November 1 - March 15: Artificial flowers allowed
    • Grounds are mowed on Wednesday & Thursday
    • Grounds are watered daily April thru September

    Headstones

    • Temporary markers are included with the cost of the plot. Markers are set within 5 days from burial, April thru September and weather permitting October thru March
    • Only one headstone per grave
    • the headstone must fit within the plot
    • Permanent headstones are set from April to September only. Headstones are set within 30 days from delivery of installation charges have been paid
    • Headstone foundations are guaranteed for one year from date of placement (vandalism excluded)
    • Broken headstones or foundations are replaced or repaired at the owner's expense

    Plot Selection

    • Plots are sold on first come basis
    • Cremations and infant plots are sold in sequential order (1,2,3,4, etc)

    Plot and Burial Costs

    • Plot and interment fees must be paid two days prior to burial
    • Plots may be purchased in advance. Interment costs are paid at least two days prior to interment services being performed by the City.

     

    Plot and Burial Costs

    Full Size Plot (48” X 96“)
    Perpetual Care and Maintenance
    Opening and Closing
    Grave Liner (required by law)
    Sales Tax on Liner (7.9%)
    Total Burial Cost

    Infant Size Plot (30” X 60“)
    Perpetual Care and Maintenance
    Opening and Closing
    Grave Liner (required by law)
    Sales Tax on Liner (7.9%)
    Total Burial Cost

    Cremation Plot (24” X 24“)
    Perpetual Care and Maintenance
    Opening and Closing
    Grave Liner (required by law)
    Sales Tax on Liner (7.9%)
    Total Burial Cost

     

    $650.00
    315.00
    630.00
    525.00
    41.48
    $2,161.48

       $300.00
    130.00
    260.00
    300.00
    23.70
    $1,013.70

    $255.00
    105.00
    230.00
    225.00
    17.78
    $832.78

     

    Plot and Burial Costs

    Double Deep Plot (first interred)
    Perpetual Care and Maintenance
    Opening and Closing
    Grave Liner (required by law)
    Sales Tax on Liner (7.9%)
    Total Burial Cost (for first interred)

    Double Deep Plot (second interred)
    Opening and Closing
    Grave Liner (required by law)
    Sales Tax on Liner (7.9%)
    Total Burial Cost (second interred)

    Mausoleum (all sizes)
    Opening and Closing
    Total Burial Cost

    $650.00
    315.00
    960.00
    525.00
    41.48
     $2,491.48

    630.00
    525.00
    41.48
    $1,196.48

    1,300.00
    265.00
    $1,565.00

    Disinterment
    Removal of remains from one grave to another within Elmwood

    Adult Plot
    Open and close two sites
    Grave Liner (required by law)
    Sales Tax on Liner (7.9%)
    Total Burial Cost

    Infant Plot
    Open and close two sites
    Grave Liner (required by law)
    Sales Tax on Liner (7.9%)
    Total Burial Cost

    Cremation
    Open and close two sites
    Grave Liner (required by law)
    Sales Tax on Liner (7.9%)
    Total Burial Cost

     

    Removal of remains out of  Elmwood
    Adult
    Infant
    Cremation

    $1,400.00
    525.00
    41.48
    $1,966.48

     

    $665.00
    300.00
    23.70
    $988.70

    $465.00
    225.00
    17.78
    $707.78

     

    $765.00
    400.00
    265.00

    Marker and Vase Installation Rates
    Markers must fit within the foot print of each grave

    Flat Markers
    up to 12” X 24”
    up to 12” X 36”
    up to 12” X 48”
    Temporary Marker (incl. with plot)

    Upright Markers
    (in adult section only)
    Base up to 2’ wide 
    Base up to 3’ wide
    Base up to 4’ wide
    Vase (each)

    Additional Costs
    Saturday Service
    Large liner (W=42.5”  L=101”  H=37”)

     
    $330.00
    400.00
    465.00
    No Fee

     

    465.00
    530.00
    600.00
    40.00

    465.00
    600.00

    Washington State Cemetery & Obituary Resources
    http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/ObituaryResources.aspx#burial

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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