The Unique Beauty of Mountain View Cemetery

A cemetery can tell you a lot about the community it serves, and strolling through the grounds at Mountain View can give you a deeper understanding of this community’s history.

Incorporated in 1915, Mountain View has seen many changes in Tacoma and has grown to meet the evolving needs of local families. For example, in an innovative move designed to keep up with the times, Mountain View became the first cemetery with a funeral home onsite in 1942.

Nature is at the heart and soul of this property. We understand that progress must not disrupt the peace and beauty of nature, and as part of our commitment to preserving the serenity of Mountain View, we have developed only 100 of its 160 acres.

The beautiful grounds are home to 181 varieties of trees, 575 rhododendron plants, and prize-winning rose gardens. Birds and wildlife abound in a wide variety of species.

Tacoma is also a progressive, sophisticated city. People’s tastes have changed over the years, and a walk through the cemetery will show many different areas designed to serve different needs.

  • Our Veterans Memorial is a longstanding tribute to the men and women in military service. In all, there are five gardens set aside for veterans as well as a First Responders Memorial in the Garden of Honor.

  • The chapels blend harmoniously with the area’s natural splendor. They’re designed in a variety of styles to accommodate not only funeral services but also gatherings and receptions.

  • The Ching Ming Wall of Honor allows people to honor their departed ancestors by placing their names on the wall.

  • The Heather Pool is a peaceful place to sit and reflect. Flowers bloom, ducks swim by, and you can be alone with your thoughts.

  • The Valley Rose Urn Garden is beautiful and serene, featuring memorial benches and a tranquil pond. We are adding additional cremation gardens to meet the needs of families in our community.

  • The upper grounds are perfect for strolling. As you walk the tree-lined paths, you’ll notice a variety of monuments and markers designed to honor each individual life. Rest for a while on a memorial bench or shelter in a pagoda as you take in the beauty of the grounds.

Come and see for yourself what makes Mountain View so unique. Drop by for a tour or call us at 253.948.9895 to learn more about all we have to offer. You can also visit our website, where you’ll find plenty of information and a virtual tour of the property.

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