History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Our History"We started as Grant Memorial Lawn in 1938, a twelve-acre cemetery north of Sacramento which became the final resting place for many who fell during World War II. Our early focus on funerals for young soldiers taught us much about the importance of honoring each life in special ways."
From its modest start, Sunset Lawn has grown to encompass more cemetery space than any facility in the Sacramento region. Today, the park provides an on-site funeral home and chapel, seven mausoleums, 11 areas for honoring cremated remains and 25 gardens – some dedicated exclusively to clients with ethnic, cultural, religious or military affiliations. One of these – the Garden of Honor which flies flags from all the military services- is among our most visited and requested sites.
Sunset Lawn offers a complete selection of traditional and non-traditional services. We take pride in fulfilling all the individual needs of families from the diverse communities we serve. From the beginning , our mission has been to develop a level of service that recognizes the importance of each life lived – no matter how short or long its duration. We feel that every ceremony should honor the person it memorializes in a way that is reminiscent of his or her life- and significant to family and friends.
The ceremony might focus on the loved one's profession or family, their hobby – perhaps a favorite recreational activity or some other personal interest. It might include a location with special meaning, a memorial video, unique memorabilia or personal effects, a music program, or some other idea that helps the family create a personalize remembrance.
Such a ceremony affirms the special mark made by a loved one's life. It also comforts the living in a way that no impersonal ceremony ever could.