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  • History Feature: The Notable Figures of Cypress Lawn

    At Cypress Lawn, we pride ourselves on providing our San Francisco neighbors with high-quality funeral, cremation, and burial services. For over a century, we’ve been a testament to trustworthy and supportive care for families facing some of life’s most difficult moments. What makes our services stand out is our people, both those who currently work …
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  • A Letter from Our President & CEO: Looking Toward Our ‘New Normal’

    The past few years have forced all of us to face unprecedented circumstances and to change direction, sometimes at a moment’s notice. In these turbulent times, one thing remains the same: our commitment to serving families throughout the Bay Area. Trusting our team to preplan your funeral or commemorate your loved one’s life means you …
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  • History Feature: The Veterans Laid to Rest at Cypress Lawn

    Every year, November 11th offers our neighbors in the Bay Area an opportunity to honor military service members from all walks of life. Each Veterans Day, our professional staff at Cypress Lawn commemorates this federal holiday by remembering those who made sacrifices to defend our country. In honor of Veterans Day, we’re sharing details about …
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  • Honoring San Francisco Hero Betty Ong on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

    The commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, was deeply felt across our country and world. When we reflect upon the events of that tragic day and the thousands of lives that were lost, it can feel overwhelming, even after so much time has passed. For many of us, the day that changed …
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  • Expanding Our Partnership with the San Mateo County Historical Association

    As members of the Bay Area community for over a century, our leadership team at Cypress Lawn deeply cares about celebrating the lives of our neighbors — but also honoring and preserving the treasured history of our city and state. Cypress Lawn’s Memorial Park is home to many exquisite pieces of art and architecture that …
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  • Visit Cypress Lawn This Summer

    Since our founding in 1892, Cypress Lawn has always been a place where families can go to celebrate life — a cultural landmark that has become vital to the living legacy of San Francisco. As our country and state begin reopening as the pandemic releases its clutches on our normalcy, you may be looking for …
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  • Exploring the Many Campuses of Cypress Lawn

    Cypress Lawn symbolizes many different things to many different people. For some, our Memorial Park signifies a peaceful final resting place for a loved one or perhaps an ancestor from several generations past. For others, it’s a sacred space where the life of a beloved friend or family member was celebrated. However, for all, it …
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  • Honoring Black History Month in the Bay Area

    At Cypress Lawn, it is our deepest honor to serve families of all different races, ethnicities, religions, and cultural traditions. In honor of Black History Month, we are sharing the stories of just a few of the many influential and prominent Black Americans who are laid to eternal rest within our peaceful Memorial Park. As …
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  • The Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation and its Mission

    The founding of Cypress Lawn can be traced back to a serendipitous carriage ride. Our founder, Hamden Holmes Noble, happened to be riding past San Francisco’s Laurel Hill Cemetery. This cemetery had recently transitioned from a source of pride to an eyesore, as San Francisco’s land-hungry residents began turning against cemeteries. It was during this …
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  • Arboretum Day: November 18th, 2020
    Cypress Lawn Arboretum

    Dearest friends, neighbors, and tree-lovers near and far — It is my honor to extend to you a cordial virtual invitation to the first annual Arboretum Day here at Cypress Lawn Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on Nov. 18, 2020.  As a celebration of life befitting the lasting legacy of our Memorial Park, where trees have …
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