News Flash

Home

Posted on: October 2, 2023

Discover the History & Community Pride at the South Jordan Cemetery

Cemetery Family Vault in the Golden sunlight with summer flowers

Nestled in the heart of South Jordan, the South Jordan Cemetery is an embodiment of history and heritage that not only honors our past but invites us to connect with our roots, celebrate community pride, and contemplate life’s profound journey.

The beginnings of the South Jordan Cemetery trace back to the generosity of an early settler, James Oliver, who donated the land for this rural resting place. The cemetery’s history dates back to September 9, 1863, when two-month-old John A. Bills was the first to be buried on the grounds. The passage of time brought changes, and the South Jordan Ward initially cared for the cemetery until its stewardship was entrusted to the City of South Jordan on October 1, 1945.

Today, the cemetery stands as a place of somber reflection as well as a living testament to the sacrifices and triumphs that have shaped South Jordan. The Veterans Memorial serves as an inspiring tribute to those who have defended our nation. Every year, names are engraved on the monument around Memorial Day, reinforcing the link between generations, service, and honor.

People visit daily, seeking a connection to their past and a moment of reprieve from the bustling world.

Adding a modern touch to the cemetery is the pavilion within the cremation garden. This pavilion offers a place for introspection, and it’s now available for reservation by calling the city. In the near future, its functionality will be further enhanced with the addition of tables, transforming it into a space for community gatherings.

The cemetery caretakers are making improvements that honor the past while embracing the future. Roads are being repaved, older sections are being re-seeded, and the sprinkler system is being adjusted for more efficient watering. These enhancements are not just about maintenance; they reflect a dedication to preserving the sanctuary’s serenity for generations to come.

Those looking for more information or to purchase a space for themselves or their family should contact the city and schedule an appointment with the cemetery sexton, Matt Doane, to explore possibilities, gain insight, and discuss future plans. Whether your connection to South Jordan spans generations or has just begun, the cemetery’s enduring presence offers a chance to explore the town’s history.

Call our Cemetery Sexton, Matt Doane at 801-446-4357, to set up an appointment, or view more information, list of availability, a cemetery map, and more

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Portrait of Mayor Dawn Ramsey with teal background

Mayor's Corner: Thoughtful Improvements

Posted on: February 20, 2024
Aerial View of Highland park grass sports field

Making City Services Accessible Online

Posted on: February 6, 2024
Portrait of Mayor Dawn Ramsey with teal background

Mayor's Corner: Active Living in SoJo

Posted on: January 16, 2024
City Manager

What Does a City Manager Do?

Posted on: January 2, 2024
stop sign center frame with a snowy neighborhood in the background

Keeping Traffic Safe and Smooth

Posted on: December 19, 2023
SNOW EVENT NO-PARKING Plow Trucks lined up at public work to get ready for a snow storm

Snow Plowing - What You Need to Know

Posted on: November 30, 2023
Portrait of Mayor Dawn Ramsey with teal background

Mayor's Corner: Gratitude

Posted on: November 20, 2023
Trees along the road on Redwood Rd

Maintaining Your Trees

Posted on: November 1, 2023
fire prevention

Fire Prevention Week

Posted on: October 3, 2023
Portrait of Mayor Dawn Ramsey with teal background

Mayor's Corner: Civic Duty

Posted on: October 17, 2023
two children on Halloween trick or treating for candy, cowboy and witch costumes

Halloween Safety Tips

Posted on: October 2, 2023
octfocus

Focus Newsletter October 2023

Posted on: October 2, 2023
Mayor talking with staff and seniors

South Jordan's New Senior Center Project

Posted on: September 19, 2023
family going over their emergency preparation plan at their living room table with emergency supply

Be Prepared for all Emergencies

Posted on: September 18, 2023
Senior Couple standing together

National Senior Month in South Jordan

Posted on: September 5, 2023
Resident paying a water bill at the customer service desk at City Hall

Guide to Simplifying Utility Payments

Posted on: August 1, 2023