Valentine’s Day Flower Pots


Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery District can order a special potted plant to be placed on their gravesites this Valentine’s Day. Each arrangement will feature vibrant Bellisima Red English daisy in a beautiful environmentally friendly four-inch Ecoform pot. These cheerful seasonal blooms will be a symbol of friendship and affection for those who cannot be with use during this season of love. The flowers arrangements follow the cemetery safety and décor guidelines.


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


Valentine flowerpots will cost $15.00 each or two for $20.00 and may be purchased by check or credit card. Orders will be taken until February 6th and cemetery staff will place the arrangements on the gravesites.


Orders may be placed by email at or by phone at 530-756-7807. More information can be found at

Inauguration of Peace, Unity, Heart & Spirit

Inauguration of Peace, Unity, Heart and Spirit will be held a the Davis Cemetery District Historic Hill on January 22, 2017 form 1-3:00pm. All are welcome. This is a cultural event to create a space for community building and to affirm the values of justice, humanity and care for the Earth. The ceremony will include Mayor Robb Davis, spiritual leaders, a variety of drummers from different regions, a nature mandala project and an information table.
Volunteers are welcome please contact Kristi Dvorak at
Organized by Ethnic Studies Professor Melissa M Moreno, Sandy Holman, Gloria Partida, Davis Phoenix Coalition, The Culture CO-OP and many more

Holiday Wreath Sales

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery District can order holiday wreaths to be placed on the graves this holiday season. The handmade wreaths will come with a choice of festive ribbon. The proceeds will go to the continuous care and restoration of the beautiful, historic community cemetery.

“We are offering this service for the first time after multiple requests from the community. It also gives those who do not reside in the area a chance to honor their loved ones during the holiday season” Joseph Cattarin Davis Cemetery District Superintendent.

Wreaths will cost twenty-five dollars and can be purchased by check or credit card. Orders will be taken until December 22nd and cemetery staff will place the wreaths on the gravesites.

Orders can be placed either by email at or by phone (530) 756-7807.   More information can be found at



Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda September 21st

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting


Date:                           9/21//2016                              

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA


Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Larry Dean.


Approval of agenda


Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.




Approval of minutes: July 20, 2016


Consent calendar: None


Correspondence: None


Superintendent’s Report : verbal and written


Community Outreach Update : verbal


Financial Statements: none


Old Business: Staffing update


New Business: Revisiting Board decision of 6/16/16

Merit increase for Superintendent


Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson


I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday,September 16, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.



Gallery 1855: Simon Dvorak Solo Exhibition “Nodes”

Exhibition December 1-December 30th 1-4:00pm

December 11th 1-4:00pm

Gallery 1855 is happy to show the latest work by multi-media artist Simon Dvorak. Simon Dvorak has shown his work in multiple mediums throughout the United States. His latest work is an exploration of networks. Nodes, connected and disconnected, forming a greater whole, exist as independent and yet dependent objects. Connected and energy can be transfered. Disconnected and the node exists independently. Electrical circuits, computer networks, your ‘Related Items’ have all manifested as a result of this paradigm.

“Through the vibrant medium of oil paint I have tried to visualize these concepts in diverse formats and styles. In a time of social networks aided by technology, examining the power and beauty of networks becomes imperative so that we may better understand their nature and potential impact of their forms.”

This will be a must see exhibition.


Memorial Day Ceremony May 29th

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the Davis Cemetery District will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29th, at the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum, 820 Pole Line Road. The Davis Brass Ensemble will perform a medley of patriotic music from 9:30am-10:00am.

Davis Boy Scouts , Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts will place the flags on the graves of veterans early that morning and pick them up that evening.

The ceremony will feature the Davis Brass Ensemble, Davis Children’s Chorale and the Davis High School Madrigals, Carol Kessler, and a keynote speaker.
We will be in need of volunteers to aid in the handing out of programs and the removal of flags later in the afternoon. Please contact if you would like to help.


Death Cafe

Everyone is welcome to come to talk about life and death at the upcoming Death Cafe at the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum on Saturday, May 14th 1:30-3:30pm. Every Death Cafe provides a new opportunity to meet with others and each has been unique experience. A Death Cafe provides an open, respectful and friendly atmosphere where people can express views about death, dying and life. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. There is no program, agenda or speaker.

Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and contribute to the potluck.Cake and other refreshments will be served. Space and hospitality will be provided by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis and the Davis Cemetery District.

Learn more at or contact Laura Thompson of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis at or 530-753-2581, ext. 202 or Kristi Dvorak at and


Death Cafe



The Davis Cemetery welcomes veterans. Graveside services of any length with full military honors may be held here.

Plots in special veteran areas are made available for no cost on an “at need” basis to qualified veterans upon verification by the Veterans Service Office (120 W. Main St. Suite “A”, Woodland) ph.406-4850. Please note: veteran plots are “at need” only. There is no “reserving” of plots for future use.

Interment for the veteran’s spouse into the SAME plot is permitted.

Decedent family/friends are responsible for payment of opening/closing fees, purchase of vault for casket burials, fees for spouse’s interment, and setting fees for military markers.

Veteran markers are provided at no cost through the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. In veteran areas, only flush military markers no larger than 12″ X 24″ are permitted. Veteran cremation plots are restricted to a single military marker of granite on which spouse may also be listed.** Marker settings with 2″ concrete borders will be permitted on casket plots only. A second flush 12″ X 24″ marker for spouse is permitted on casket plots only. All fees associated with second marker must be paid by family and/or friends.

Veterans buried in areas other than veteran areas may have upright military markers.

**Veteran cremains shall be placed in the left half of the plot, spouse’s cremains in the right half, as marker is read.

Marker Height Surcharge


Effective January 1, 2014

Marker Mandatory Height
Height Base Width Surcharge  Endowment
Flush N/A $0 $0
6″ 14″ $190 $50
12″ 14″ $380 $100
18″ 14″ $570 $150
24″ 14″ $760 $200
30″ 14″ $950 $250
36″ 14″ $1,140 $300
42″ Pre-approval required by Superintendent $1,330 $350
48″ $1,520 $400
54″ $1,710 $450
60″ $1,900 $500
60″+ See Superintendent
Monument lengths:   Single plots 28″    Side-by-Side plots 36″
NOTE: Monuments higher than 48″ not allowed on companion crypt plots
We accept checks, money orders, VISA and MC.
Joseph Cattarin, Superintendent
Davis Cemetery District PH:  530-756-7807
820 Pole Line Rd. FAX: 530-756-7850
Davis CA 95618 cemetery@dcn,org