The Loyal Order of the Moose, Seattle Lodge No. 211
From the October 1962 letter from Ross Budden to the Loyal Order of the Moose
“Dear Brother Moose:
We feel that this is an appropriate time to inform the many new members and remind the older ones of our Moose Memorial Plot in Washelli Cemetery.
In pride of what we have accomplished let us go back a few year. In the early days of the Lodge, seeing that every Moose Member received a fitting burial in decency and dignity was an individual challenge handled by the Secretary under the press of the occasion.
…During the ‘Roaring Twenties’ and ‘Depression Thirties’, nearly one hundred members were provided dignified burial by the Lodge. In the late 1940′s our property in Washelli was used up and in negotiations with the Washelli – Evergreen Cemetery Company a large area immediately adjacent to our original plot was set aside for the exclusive use of our members. Thanks again to Walt Leckey and Brother Bill Valentine.
Today our Moose Memorial Plot is readily identified by a large and tastefully designed Rock of Ages granite memorial. It is located in the center and highest point of Washelli Cemetery.”