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The Washington State Veterans Cemetery index lists individuals interred at this cemetery located in Spokane County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1923-2013. Index information about an individual may include name, birth date, birth place, death date, and names of family members. Index data was compiled by Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery Association who has transcribed over 400 cemeteries since 1993.
The Washington State Veterans Cemetery is located at Lat: 47° 35' 09"N, Lon: 117° 42' 45"W T24N R40E Sec 12.
There are 1,552 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Abbreviation used in this index:
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, June 30, 2013, Updated September 11, 2013:
“The Washington State Veterans Cemetery is located on Espanola Road northwest of Medical Lake WA just north of West Medical Lake. It can be easily reached from I-90.”
“The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs began construction on the State Veterans Cemetery at Medical Lake in 2009. The $8 million project was a partnership between the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal VA Cemetery Construction Grant Program. This Federal Grant paid 100% of the construction costs and provided for the initial purchase of equipment. The State of Washington was responsible for the initial purchase of the land. Funds from the purchase of Armed Forces License Plates pay for the maintenance and operation of the State Veterans Cemetery. Veterans, active duty, guard, reserve and their family members are eligible to purchase.”
“The Cemetery is open for public visitation from 8:00 a.m. to sunset, 7 days a week. The Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An information kiosk, located in the Administration Building, contains an electronic grave locator allowing family and friends to easily locate the gravesite of their loved one.”
“The State Veterans Cemetery provides for in-ground casket burial sites and cremation interments. Columbarium niches, in-ground cremation inurnment and a scattering garden are available for creation interments.”
“I have tried to locate most of those listed as to which section they are in. Some may not have a location. Some info more than what was on the marker or it may contain info from the obit. I apologize if I listed anyone more than once.”
“Some of the interments are in a scatter garden with stones lining the walkway into the area. Most are ashes ina columbarium walls. Some sections have the upright military stones, including both in-ground burials and some are ashes in-ground. There are a great many sections still not used meaning there is much possibility for future burial room. http://www.dva.wa.gov/eastern_wa_vet_cemetery.html”
“I walked and read the cemetery using a digital camera in the summer of 2013. There is no way I can keep up to date on it but I will do my best. Each time I return there are many new burials. My record is up to July 15, 2013 with possible obits after.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Washington State Veterans Cemetery Spokane County Index, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes were donated to the Washington State Archives by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, November 2013.
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