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Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona

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Greenwood Memorial Park was established in 1906 by Arizona Lodge #2 of the Free and Accepted Masons. In 1947, Memory Lawn Memorial Park was established as a separate cemetery to the west of the existing Greenwood. These two cemeteries were combined in 1989 which created the largest cemetery in Arizona. Still active, there are well over 100,000 souls interred at the combined facility.

The cemetery is located on 2300 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

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Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery is the official name given to a cemetery located at 2300 West Van Buren Street in Phoenix, Arizona owned by Dignity Memorial. The cemetery, which resulted as a merger of two historical cemeteries, Greenwood Memorial Park and Memory Lawn Memorial Park, is the final resting place of various notable former residents of Arizona. Pioneers, governors, congressman, government officials, journalists, race car drivers, soldiers, actors and actresses are among the many notable decedents who are interred in the cemetery.

Greenwood Memorial Park, the first of the two cemeteries which make up Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery, was established in 1906, by the Arizona Lodge No. 2 of the Free and Accepted Masons. The first early structures in the cemetery were a crematorium, a columbarium and a mausoleum.

The Shumway family established another cemetery to the west of the Greenwood Memorial Park in 1947, named Memory Lawn Memorial Park. A fence separated the cemetery from the Greenwood Memorial Park. This cemetery added a mortuary, memory mausoleum and chapel in 1957.

In 1989, the cemeteries merged and became the Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery. The cemetery joined the Dignity Memorial network which provides funeral, cremation and cemetery services.

Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery with its 192 acres is the largest cemetery in Arizona. The cemetery has 59 sections, including a front lawn section, a veterans garden and various other cultural and religious gardens. The cemetery has a monument, which was organized in 1885 and erected in 1910, dedicated to the memory of the deceased members of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department.

In Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery there are three mausoleums, they are:

  • Encanto Mausoleum – The Encanto Mausoleum is divided into The sections are called "Gardenia", "Palms", "Roses", "Evergreen", "Acacia", "Lillies", "Camellia", "Original Mausoleum" and 'Veranda".
  • Memory Mausoleum
  • Serenity Mausoleum – On the grounds of the Serenity Mausoleum there is a chapel, The Mausoleum is divided into three sections. The sections are called "Faith", "Hope" and "Peace"


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