Friends of the San Jacinto Cemetery

Photograph of cemetery groundsIn 1985. Bill Stewart, H.E.(Jeff) Divine, Dolly Chambers, John Johnson and Evelyn Burke, a group of long time San Jacinto Valley residents organized to help the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery District. They committed their heart, soul and physical labor to help beautify the cemetery grounds.

The group has been a valuable asset to the cemetery. Donations are accepted in memory of a loved one, they also provide memorial plaques where you can place a loved ones’ name. The plaques are located in the cemetery office for viewing by the public. Donations for trees are accepted, but the placement and planting of trees are under the direction of the Cemetery Management. All the trees and bushes for the cemetery are purchased by the group.

Throughout the years the group has generously made many donations, among them a 50-foot Flag Pole and Memorial Plaque (dedicated to the Harvey family), concrete trash containers, lights & poles. The renovation of the office along with new furniture for the Front Office & Board Room has made the Cemetery’s office a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere where families can make final arrangements or arrange advance planning.

The Friends of the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery District continues to supplement and support the cemetery. They are always looking for new members and new fund-raising ideas. The group relies on membership and donations to fund projects at the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery. Become a member today and help the organization to grow and prosper.

Donations can be mailed to:

Friends of the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery
P.O. Box 1133
San Jacinto, CA 92581

Photograph of cemetery groundsLooking for Family History?

The Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society in cooperation with the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery District has published a book of inscriptions for all the Markers (Headstones) in the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery District. Volunteers with the Genealogy Society walked the cemetery grounds with the guidance of the Cemetery office staff to confirm and document all the markers that are located in the Cemetery.

They took all the information that was on the markers and cross referenced the information with lot holders, etc. and complied the "San Jacinto Cemetery Inscriptions 1888-2003" book. You can obtain a copy at the Duffin Heritage room in the:

Hemet Library
330 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543

(951) 765-2372


San Jacinto Valley Cemetery District - 2555 Santa Fe St., SanJacinto, Calif. 92583  Phone: 951-658-4923 - Office Hours 7:30 am-4:00 pm Monday - Friday and Cemetery Grounds Hours 7:30 am-10:00 pm Daily
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