Memorialization Options

The Davis Cemetery District recognizes traditional casket and cremation interments are not always the options people are looking for. Many families are looking for a way to memorialize their loved ones, without interring remains. Below is a list of non-traditional memorialization options we offer. Our office staff is happy to help you select a memorialization option and answer any questions you may have. Staff can be reached by calling (530) 756-7807 or emailing judy@daviscemetery.org or jess@daviscemetery.org

Scattering Garden: 

If you are looking for a scenic location to scatter your loved ones’ cremains, the district’s scattering garden may be just what you have been looking for. When selecting the scattering garden, you can choose a scattering location anywhere amongst our 24 acres that is not an active grave. You can then personalize a brick to be placed near our memorial fountain or within our rose garden patio.

Our staff will work with you to determine a scattering location and walk you through the process, before scheduling your service.

Scattering garden cost (Davis-resident): $700.00

Bench Donation: 

Whether you have a loved one interred or not at the cemetery, we offer a bench donation program as a memorialization option. You will work with the office staff to determine an appropriate location for the bench and will personalize inscription to be included on the bench. Since the bench is being gifted to the cemetery grounds, the cost is tax-deductible.

The granite benches are ordered through a local monument company who will provide you with an inscription proof to approve before the bench is engraved.

4′ Garden bench without a backrest: $1,500.00

4′ Garden bench with a backrest: $2,000.00

 

 

 

 

Rosebush Planting: 

Our newly planted rose garden is home to 17 different Floribunda and Hybrid Tea varieties. Planted by the UCCE Master Gardeners – Yolo County, this garden has been designed to accept roughly 20 rose donations. You will choose from a list of pest-resistant varieties and personalize an inscription to be included on a garden stake which will be placed with the rose.

Rose bushes are planteded in the fall and spring to ensure the best rooting possible.

Rosebush, with personalized garden stake: $300.00

Rose Garden Brick Program: 

The rose garden, located on the south side of the cemetery grounds, includes a large patio at the center of this garden. Families looking for a way to memorialize a loved one can have a large patio paver engraved. You will choose the personalization and location of the paver.

Large Engraved Paver: $500.00

Memorial Day 2021

 

Due to COVID-19, the District has stopped in-person community outreach events, keeping health and safety our highest priority.

While we will not be hosting a formal Memorial Day program, the Davis Scouting groups have graciously volunteered to help honor our Veterans by placing flags. Individual flags, along with our internal roadway flags will be placed Friday, May 28th, and removed Tuesday, June 1st.

If you are interested in volunteering to help plan future Memorial Day and Veteran Day events, please email Jessica Smithers at jess@daviscemetery.org

2020 Dia de los Muertos Event Information

 

On an annual basis, the Davis Cemetery District holds a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on our grounds. This celebration is one of the last Mesoamerican indigenous influenced rituals, honoring mother earth and all ancestors. This celebration is part of an effort to create a community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in our multicultural society. The Dia de Los Muertos celebration includes a variety of artists and performers, as well as a collective altar honoring all ancestors. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the public alter. Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and enjoy the day.

Due to COVID-19, the District has made the difficult decision to modify this year’s celebration, keeping health and safety our highest priority.

2020 Dia de los Muertos Event Information

Friday, October 30th through Monday, November 2nd

  • Informational signage will be placed along our eastern internal roadway, just north of the memorial fountain.
  • A public altar will be set up outside the administration building for viewing. We also welcome contributions to the altar.
  • Local Artist, Judy Catambay will be painting a temporary public plaza mural that can be viewed throughout the weekend. More information about this mural can be found below.
  • Fresh marigolds will be available for the public to take to honor their loved ones, Sunday and Monday from 4 – 7pm.

Ven a honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que han cruzado al mundo de los espíritus.

#Plan4Resilience

Judy Catambay will be painting a temporary public plaza at the Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum on the corner of Pole Line and Eighth Street for the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, as part of a public art project called #Plan4Resilience. In #Plan4Resilience, artists are asked what we can learn from the pandemic and what lessons we can carry into the future to build resilience for future challenges, including the climate crisis. #Plan4Resilience artists create temporary pavement paintings in parks and plazas to honor public holidays and lift our spirits while reflecting on long-term resilience.

Judy Catambay is a local artist and art teacher working in ceramics, mixed-media painting, and street murals. The pavement mural for Dia De Los Muertos is especially meaningful to Judy after the recent passing of her mother. She explains, “It’s a way to honor her life. The vision for the mural will be inspired by her legacy of kindness and perseverance. These are the qualities we need for resiliency in the future.”

#Plan4Resilience is funded, in part, by a generous grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

Dia de los Muertos

Due to COVID-19, the District has made the decision to modify this year’s celebration, keeping health and safety our highest priority. A public altar will be set up for viewing and contribution Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st. Informational signage has been created and will be displayed along our turf to help educate those who visit the cemetery.

Ven a honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que han cruzado al mundo de los espíritus.

Veterans Day Ceremony

 

Due to COVID-19, the District has made the difficult decision to modify this year’s celebration, keeping health and safety our highest priority.

While we will not be hosting a formal Veterans Day program, the Davis Scouting groups have graciously volunteered to help honor our Veterans by placing flags. Individual flags, along with our internal roadway flags will be placed Wednesday, November 11th, and removed Thursday, November 12th.

Annual Wreath Fundraiser

Family and friends of loved ones can order a holiday wreath to be placed on a grave or displayed at your home. 22″ fresh Noble Fir wreath will be sold for $25 each. All proceeds will go to the continuous care and restoration of our beautiful cemetery as well as to help fund various outreach events throughout the year. Orders will be accepted while supplies last.

Orders can be placed by calling (530) 756-7807 or emailing jess@daviscemetery.org or judy@daviscemetery.org

 

Dia de los Muertos

2019 Event Details

11:30am Altar Viewing and Pan Dulce

12:00pm Danza by Adelita Serena and Kalpulli Tlayolotl

12:30pm Calling Ancestors

1:00pm Mariachi Puente and Mariachi Del Valle

Ven honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que se han cruzado al mundo de los espiritus, en este aminado evento comunitario con Danza Mexica, arte, poesia, chocolate con pan dulce, y musica.

Come honor ancestors and loved ones who have crossed into the spirit world at this lively community event with Danza Mexica, art, poetry, chocolate with pan dulce, and music. Altars will be displayed.

ON SALE NOW: EASTER PLANT SALE

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery can order a special potted plant to be placed on their gravesites this Easter.

Each arrangement will feature a hand-painted Easter egg pot complete with lilies and carnations. These cheerful seasonal blooms are a symbol of friendship and true love for those who cannot be with us. Arrangements will be placed on the graves on April 1st.

Proceeds from the project will go to the continuous care and restoration of the historic community cemetery at 820 Pole Line Road.

Easter pots will cost $15.00 each or two for $20.00 and may be purchased by check, cash, or credit card.  

We will begin taking orders March 4th until all pots have been sold. Orders may be placed by email at jess@daviscemetery.org or by phone at 530-756-7807.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Monday, November 5 @ 4 pm

Board of Trustees

Meeting Agenda

Date:                    November 5, 2018

Time:                    4:00 pm

Location:             820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA

Board of Trustees:  Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Dennis Dingemans, Heidy Kellison, Marilyn Mansfield (alternate), and Stephen Souza

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda (Action)
  3. Approval of Minutes (Action)
  4. Trustee Announcements
  5. Public Comments

 

Information Items:

  1. Superintendent Report (Written)

Action Items:

  1. District Superintendent Appointment and Assistant Superintendent Search
  2. Purchase of Golf Cart
  3. Removal of Dead Trees
  4. Audit Contract
  5. Special Employee Performance Awards
  6. Consultant Contract
  7. Adjournment and Setting Next Meeting Date

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 by 4 pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA 95618 by Office Manager Christi Postlethwaite.