About Us | Memory Garden Memorial
Park & Mortuary

About Us

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.

Explore Our Grounds.

See the landscape from every angle. Take a virtual tour of all we offer.

Our Garden.

The Memorial Garden is a quiet place for reflection, and a serene spot to scatter ashes.

Our Walkways.

Our walkways are paths of tranquility and peace.

Our Benches.

Memorial benches and trees are beautiful markers of life.

Our Mausoleums.

Mausoleums are profound places to celebrate a life.

Our Monuments.

Meaningful monuments are beacons of honor.

Explore Our Grounds.
Our Garden.
Our Walkways.
Our Benches.
Our Mausoleums.
Our Monuments.
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