November 6th Update on Cemetery

Flowers for MomThe granite marker is now in place and the area is looking better. Weekends are a much more serene time to visit because the tractors and workers are gone.The cemetery has named “streets” throughout the grounds. Here’s how to find mom’s site there:

  • From Van Buren, turn into the cemetery at Harmon.
  • Turn right at the guard shack on Phillipine Street and take that road till it ends.
  • Turn right on Meuse Argonne Ave.
  • You will see where the grass ends and the new area is taking shape on the right hand side. Look for section 57B. I would say it’s on the West side of the cemetery.

If you bring any flowers or adornments for the gravesite, be sure to read their rules about what is allowed. They say no vases or potted plants. Today, I tried setting a potted Chrysanthemum plant there, thinking it might last longer than cut flowers. I’ll check back and see if they took it away. Seems to me they might cut the family some slack for awhile, at least until the grass is in. We shall see!

Riverside National Cemetery

Helen has been laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery.

Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92518
Phone: (951) 653-8417
Website

Chris and Wanda are bringing some of the beautiful flower arrangements that were sent to the funeral, to adorn the grave site. The cemetery will let the flowers remain for as long as they are in good shape. I hope the winds will settle down so that they can honor my mom for a good long time.

Chris suggests that people wait a few a days before visiting the grave site, as some landscaping work is still being completed in the area. It should be more suitable for visitors in a few days/weeks. The grave marker is not yet in place, but the space is at Lot 57B Site 808. Here is a link to a map of the cemetery, for those who would like to pay their respects there:
Section 57B – Grave Site#808
Riverside National Cemetery

marker31.jpgNovember 3 Update: The granite marker is now in place and the area is looking better. Weekends are a much more serene time to visit because the tractors and workers are gone.

The cemetery has named “streets” throughout the grounds. Here’s how to find mom’s site there:

  • From Van Buren, turn into the cemetery at Harmon.
  • Turn right at the guard shack on Phillipine Street and take that road till it ends.
  • Turn right on Meuse Argonne Ave.
  • You will see where the grass ends and the new area is taking shape on the right hand side. Look for section 57B. I would say it’s on the West side of the cemetery.

If you bring any flowers or adornments for the gravesite, be sure to read their rules about what is allowed and click on “comments” here for more details about the gravesite / cemetery.

Viewing Friday Evening

A non-denominational Viewing has been scheduled
Friday evening between 5 – 8 p.m. at:

White Emerson Mortuary
13304 Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 698-0304

www.whiteemerson.com

This is an open-house style viewing, with no formal services.

Google Map to Friday Night Viewing

The Funeral is being planned for early next week (probably Monday or Tuesday). We will add more firm details when we know them.