MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE - ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Monday, May 29, 2017 --- 10:00 am
IN THE COMPANY OF OREGON PIONEERS AND FOUNDING FAMILIES
Rest Lawn Memorial Park is a 14.35 acre cemetery, located 4.5 miles west of Junction City, Oregon, one half mile north of High Pass Road on Territorial Highway, just southwest of Cox Butte. The first burial was in 1868, with 145 individuals interred there prior to 1900. For much of the 1900's the cemetery was owned and operated by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Oasis Lodge #42 of Junction City.
MANY NAMES, SAME PLACE
The cemetery has had a number of names over the years, including the Barrow Cemetery, the Bear Creek Cemetery, Cox Butte Cemetery, IOOF Junction City Cemetery, Long Tom Cemetery, Mahon Cemetery, and Oasis Lodge #42 IOOF Cemetery. In the mid to late 1960's, the cemetery became privately owned and the name was changed to Rest Lawn Memorial Park.
The cemetery is still privately owned, changing hands in 2014 to the stewardship of Permaculture advocate Cynthia Beal, a resident of Lane County since 1989, who has a personal passion for gardening and sustainable agriculture, and is bringing a range of natural burial options for both cremated and full-body remains. A final name change is being contemplated - perhaps a return to the Cox Butte Cemetery name, in keeping with geographical history of the place - is in the cemetery's future.