Volunteers place flags for Memorial Day
Volunteers place flags for Memorial Day

A Proud History

In 1864, the Pioneer Cemetery began on two acres of land donated by Isaac Woolery. In 1902, the “town” section of the cemetery was added. Isaac Woolery’s son Bill acted as sexton for the pioneer section until the two sections were united and the City of Sumner took over its management.

Traditions Continue

The Sumner City Cemetery helps families honor loved ones with two annual events. At the Christmas holidays, families have the option to purchase wreaths that the cemetery will place on loved ones’ memorials. Families can also choose to have markers pressure-washed. Second, every Memorial Day features a traditional ceremony. The Thursday before, members of the Sumner VFW Post 3070 plus other volunteers place flags at the markers of all veterans, continuing this tradition since 1943.

Choices Available

Sumner City Cemetery offers a variety of choices that range from traditional to unique. Ask about the following options to see which one suits best.
– Estate Plots
– Raised Marker Plots
– Flush Marker Plots
– Urn Garden Plots
– Rose Garden Double Depth Plots
– Granite Niche Wall
– Glass Front Niches
– Granite Markers
– Companion Urn Garden

Memorial Markers: if your loved one needs to be laid to rest someplace else but you’d like to memorialize here, you can add his or her name to the memorial marker that is part of the Urn Garden at the Sumner City Cemetery.

Guidelines

We ask all guests to follow a set of guidelines to keep our cemetery as peaceful and beautiful as possible to most honor all at rest here.  Ask the Cemetery Office for a full set of guidelines, but be aware that we ask guests to respect the following guidelines:
– Artificial flowers are only permitted December through February.
– Cut flowers may be placed at graves in regulation vases, available at the office for a nominal charge.
– Cemetery employees will remove cut flowers as soon as they wilt.
– Weekend interments occur only on Saturday mornings with arrival of the funeral procession by 11 am.
– Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times. Owners must dispose of waste in a sanitary and respectful manner.

Contact Us

Site Address:12324 Valley Avenue East, Puyallup, WA 98372
(253) 299-5510       FAX: (253) 299-5519
cemetery@sumnerwa.gov
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