Cemetery

An Open Invitation

“The richest person in the cemetery is the one who left the most happy memories.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo May is here and with it, Memorial Day.   The Avenue of Flags will guide visitors from Aurora Avenue North into Washelli Cemetery, leading to the Veterans Cemetery and the Doughboy Statue. There will be a…

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A Glimpse at Life Here at Washelli

Radio station KUOW visited Evergreen Washelli earlier this month, taking the time to interview members of the staff: Working Foreman Damaso Garcia and Operations Lead Aaron Sholes of the Grounds Crew and General Manager Scott Sheehan spoke with Kate Walters about Evegreen Washelli and what we do here.   http://kuow.org/post/when-your-job-constant-reminder-your-own-mortality…

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Remembering Remarkable Women of Washington–Happy Women’s History Month

“Women now wield considerable power along political lines and I believe each succeeding year for some time to come will find them wielding that power more effectively.” –The Honorable Bertha Knight Landes, First Woman Elected Mayor of Seattle   Because it is Women’s History Month, we’d like to introduce you…

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Evergreen Washelli Celebrates Black History Month

Evergreen Washelli hosted a delightful programme on February 18 in honor of Black History Month. Pastor Leslie Braxton of the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship received our Special Recognition Award for all his good works in the Community. Pastor Pamela South, (r),  accepting the Special Recognition Award  on Pastor Leslie Braxton’s…

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Meet the Locals: Clinton S. Harley

Clinton S. Harley (1878—1966) was the founder and chairman of Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park Company, he also served as a politician in the House of Representatives and the State Senate. Clinton established the Tenakee Fisheries Company, one of the early Alaskan salmon canneries, during World War I. In 1919, he…

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Meet the Locals: Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke was an early Seattle lawyer, businessman, and civic activist who was instrumental in shaping much of the Seattle area. In addition to serving on the bench and starting his own railroad, Burke supported higher education and was very involved in developing our school system. Judge Burke also had…

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Meet the Locals: George Washington Carmack

George Washington Carmack (9/24/1860 – 6/5/1922) Carmack reportedly started the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896 after spotting a gold nugget while fishing. George Carmack, whose father was a Forty-Niner, was born on September 24, 1860, in Contra Costa County, California. An orphan since age 11, he joined the United States…

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Meet the Locals: Louisa Denny

Louisa “Liza” Boren Denny (6/1/1827 – 8/18/1916) was a young Seattle pioneer who saved several of Seattle’s earliest settlers from certain death. Louisa Boren was born on June 1, 1827, in White County, Illinois, to Richard and Sarah Boren. Her father, a young Baptist minister, died when she was an…

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Edmond S. Meany Memorial Pool

Take a stroll through the cemetery and visit Edmond S. Meany Memorial Pool, portrait medallion created by sculptor James Wehn in honor of Edmond Meany, WA State Legislator and professor of Botany and History at the University of Washington. Located in Washelli Cemetery.             

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