Cemetery

South Jordan Memorial Park Cemetery

South Jordan Memorial Park cemetery is a peaceful sanctuary, full of history, located at:
10630 S 1055 W
South Jordan, UT 84095

ANNOUNCEMENT: 

South Jordan Cemetery will be doing a holiday cleanup to remove flowers and holiday decorations on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

History

The land for the rural South Jordan cemetery was donated by James Oliver, an early settler. Two month old John A. Bills, who died on September 9, 1863, was the first person placed to rest in the cemetery. The South Jordan Ward maintained the cemetery until ownership was turned over to the City on October 1, 1945. In 1960, Royal Beckstead sold two and a half acres of land to the City to extend the cemetery to the north.

A Veteran’s Memorial, dedicated to the men and women interred in the cemetery, who have served our country in the military is located at the front of the cemetery. Names are added to the monument annually around Memorial Day. A special monument memorializing the victims of the 1938 school bus/train accident is also located near the entrance of the Cemetery. The monument was installed at Heritage Park on the 75th anniversary of the accident and was later moved to the cemetery to maintain the reverence and dignity of the memorial.

Cemetery Office

The staff is dedicated to maintaining the memorial park with respect for the lives and families of the deceased.

Responsibilities

Our staff works with funeral directors and the public to ensure the burial portion of the death process is handled professionally and with compassion for each individual’s needs. The work in the Cemetery includes:

  • Record keeping
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Interments
  • Disinterment
  • Grounds keeping
  • Beautification and improvements done under the supervision of the Sexton

The rules and regulations governing the Cemetery provide for an order well groomed, quiet sanctuary. To achieve and maintain that status requires a joint effort between the Cemetery staff and Cemetery patrons.

Burial Notification Requirements

Burials and disinterment’s are prohibited on Sundays and the following holidays: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Pioneer Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Any other day deemed necessary by the Cemetery Sexton

Schedule to Notify

For funeral services notify the Cemetery office by:

  • Thursday by noon for Monday Burial
  • Friday by noon for Tuesday Burial
  • Monday by noon for Wednesday Burial
  • Tuesday by noon for Thursday Burial
  • Wednesday by noon for Friday Burial
  • Wednesday by noon for Saturday Burial