Storied ever after.
Honor and celebrate life in a setting fit for remembering legends.
The first owners of Memory Garden were Richard Keeline and Franklin Keeline Wilcox. Although the Keeline's used a portion of the property in their nursery operations, a large part remained undeveloped. During the early 1950's, the Keeline's commissioned a significant research project to evaluate the optimum use of this portion of their property. The study indicated a memorial park would be the nest use of the property. The Keelines moved forward and in May 1956 Memory Garden Memorial Park was opened. In 1977 the cemetery was purchased by the Utter Mckinley Mortuaries. Utter Mckinley, founded in 1934, brought over 43 years of experience in the funeral business to the property. William J. Mckinley, Chairman of the Board of Utter Mckinley Mortuaries, envisioned a complete mortuary facility on the site to serve the needs of North Orange County residents. With the completion of the mortuary's addition in April 1980, Memory Garden Memorial Park and Mortuary became the first Mortuary-Cemetery in North Orange County.
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See the landscape from every angle. Take a virtual tour of all we offer.
The Memorial Garden is a quiet place for reflection, and a serene spot to scatter ashes.
Our walkways are paths of tranquility and peace.
Memorial benches and trees are beautiful markers of life.
Mausoleums are profound places to celebrate a life.
Meaningful monuments are beacons of honor.
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May 27, 2019 — May. 27, 2019 8am - 3pm
Nothing will be more breathtaking than over 1100 full size American Flags, each having draped the casket of a deceased Veteran, flying along the Avenues of Flags: Monday, May 27, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. Memory Garden will hold its 59th Annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Memory Garden's first "Avenue of the Flags" displayed six flags on May 30, 1958. Today there are over 1100 full size burial flags flown each Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Each one of these flags was given by a grateful nation to the family of a Veteran at the time of his or her passing. The grave of each Veteran interred in our cemetery will also be decorated with a white cross and a miniature flag.View details.