Sunset Memorial Park
Bernalillo County, New Mexico
924 Menaul Blvd. N.E.
Lat: 35° 10' 05"N, Lon: 106° 36' 58"W
Contributed by Cheryl Harris, Jul 26, 2003, last edited Oct 20,
Total records = 31,199.
This cemetery is located at Menaul Blvd. and Edith Blvd. N.E. in Albuquerque
This is a beautiful cemetery with lawns, mausoleums, and chapel. It is
owned and maintained by the Sunset Memorial Park Association.
History: Chester T. French founded Sunset Memorial Park in 1929. His
goal was to provide endowed-care cemetery services to Albuquerque. The
very first burial area of Sunset is located at the corner of Edith Blvd.
and Menaul Blvd. The large stately trees that grace the grounds are result
of the care they have been given in 70 years of life. In May 1988, Sunset
Memorial dedicated the newest area of the cemetery with over two acres
of spacious memorial lawns and views of the Sandia Mountains. In addition,
a new area for individual cremation memorialization is the "Old Town Mosaic".
It is a collage of six pictures in around the Plaza of Old Town Albuquerque.
These 168 niches are made from over 10,000 pieces of Italian glass."
Sunset Memorial is directed by on site manager, Paul Layer, and a board
of directors. There are groundskeepers on site 24 hours a day.
In the inscription column are some strange numbers. These are mostly
out of the Non-Endowed section. The metal tags give the persons name and
then the number. Sometimes a date is indicated in the numbers, but mostly
they reference the persons file in the office.
Cemetery was walked and transcribed in the summer of 2003 by Betty Lamberti,
Cheryl Harris, Herb Palm, Sharon Palm, Linda Hobart, Robin Hoffman, Sally
Goehring, Richard Harris, Al Winkeljohn, Norma Gonzales, Anne Hayward
and Karen Twohig, only from headstone readings. I then typed all their
findings into this transcription form, finishing Jul 23, 2003.
- Cheryl Harris
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