The original Garden of Memories was begun in the mid-1980’s, and an expansion of the garden, in the summer of 2009, added nearly 350 interment spaces. Located immediately west of the original garden, the west garden was dedicated on September 27, 2009, in memory of Col. Walter A. Douglass and John Petty.
The expansion was made possible thanks to financial gifts by Ginny Douglass and Susan Petty Adams in memory of their husbands. The Veteran’s Memorial Fountain on the west wall was also dedicated in memory of Col. Douglass as a place of remembrance and reflection for those men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Services.
After the expansion project was completed, the original garden was renovated, financed by Garden of Memories funds and special gifts. Old trees and a deteriorating fountain were removed, the garden was re-stuccoed, and metal fencing was repaired and painted. New trees, grass, plants, concrete benches, and a sparkling fountain were installed. Memorial plaques were removed and realigned, and planters were emptied, cleaned and replanted. This beautiful place of peace and rest is now complete.