Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Melinda Cash (#47801448)
 member for 4 years, 28 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo During the process of documenting the more than 9,000 graves at Lone Mountain Cemetery, it was discovered there are hundreds of graves with no headstone or marker. Funds are currently being raised through private donations to purchase headstones for these individuals. This project has been accepted as an approved project through the Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (EIN 47-4750761) a 501(c)(3) organization. 100% of the funds raised will go to purchase headstones for those individuals buried at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, NV. Checks should be made payable to FCCPR and mailed to FCCPR, 112 N. Curry St., Carson City, NV 89703. You can also contact Melinda Cash at (775) 241-2198 or

For those interested the oldest documented grave found so far is that of Frank Ness, born in 1827 and died in 1850, plot W1E-1-14. However, there are many undocumented graves that may be older.

Please know that my information is coming directly from the cemetery records, then this is verified to the County web site and sometimes before being added. I then walk the section just added to take photos of the grave as further confirmation. As an added note, if the headstone is poorly made, most likely it will produce a poor picture. This is an ongoing process and links to family members and obits will be added AFTER I have completed the entire cemetery which will probably take a year or more to complete. Please use the edit functions to make corrections or add information. I am more than willing to transfer memorials so please let me know if you would like to manage the memorial.

For now I am adding the obits to the memorial in the picture section. It may look tacky, however, in the interest of time it is a placeholder until at some time I can go back and add it to the memorial. In some cases it is the only proof that the individual was in fact buried at Lone Mountain. Hundreds of graves are undocumented at Lone Mountain. There is no record of these individuals at the cemetery office or the county. It is my hopes to properly identify as many people as possible through whatever means I can so we can properly acknowledge these individuals, especially to connect loved ones. If you would like these obits put in the memorial, please let me know and I will transfer management of the memorial to you and you can retype as you wish.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 4,295 Memorials Added
 • 4,310 Memorials Managed
 • 20 Memorials/Week
 • 5,943 Photos
 • 7 Photo Requests
 • 17 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 6,519 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Virtual Cemetery
 • 9 Sponsorships
 • 6 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Lone Mountain Cemetery (2)
Find A Grave Friends
Barb, Brummie On Exmo..., Eileen, Jim Herman, Karyn Buckner G..., L Mastan
Messages left for Melinda Cash (107)[Leave Message]
Suzy & Rob
RE: Duplicates
hehe - It's beautiful here. 80 and clear. Oh, I'm in Arizona.
Added by Suzy & Rob on Feb 18, 2016 3:38 PM
Suzy & Rob
RE: Duplicates

Just send an email to . Just include a simple note like, "Please merge these two duplicate memorials." And then include a copy/paste of the URLs of each memorial. That's it! Simple! :-)
Added by Suzy & Rob on Feb 18, 2016 10:29 AM
Alexandra Montgomery
Donald A Baker #93924740
Hey Melinda!

On your memorial it says Donald Baker has been disinterred from Lone Mountain, and I found his new grave over at Walton's Chapel of the Valley.

So, I was wondering, do you want to change Don's memorial over to Walton's, or do you think the Lone Mountain memorial should be left as a cenotaph and a new one made to reflect the Walton's gravesite?

I have no idea whether he had a gravestone in Lone Mountain, but if he did I think it was probably left there and not moved to Walton's. His stone at Walton's is the circular kind that most of the graves have over there (like so:, so I imagine it was probably made anew when he was moved over there.

Anyway, just let me know what the dealio is with him, and I'll add my photo :-D. Also, here's his wife, if you want to link them:

I sent his obit via old-style correction.
Added by Alexandra Montgomery on Jan 30, 2016 1:00 AM
RE: Jennie Eshelman
You're welcome. I'm the part-time caretaker of the cemetery so I checked the records and she was listed as Jennie Eshelman Walls on the interment card. So I took a stroll down on this unusually warm December afternoon and took a pic for you.
Added by digger70 on Dec 10, 2015 3:24 PM
buddy riggle
RE: Lilley Coles (rush)

Hi Melinda,
Lilley Coles & John Coles are in same plot
John Coles 4A-3-21 Is my step Grandfther
The head stone has both names on it
Maybe change his photo marker to same
Also I well get back with you on my
Grandmothers obit so you can add all Info
for me
Thank you for all your help

Buddy Riggle
Added by buddy riggle on Oct 05, 2015 12:21 PM
buddy riggle
Lilley Coles (rush)

My name is Buddy Riggle Lilley Coles is
my Grandmother.
Her birthday is 6 Oct 1889 Death 12 Dec 1973
In March 2015 I put a new headstone on
Lilley&Johns grave Plot4A-3-20 Lone Mtn.cemetry
Carson City NV. Phone#775-887-2111
Maybe you could up date your photo &Info.

You have Lilly E. Coles Birth 1892

Thank You
Buddy riggle

Added by buddy riggle on Oct 03, 2015 4:13 PM
Suzy & Rob
No. The photo is wrong on Robert Mathew Cates who was born in 1914. The photo on the memorial is for his son, also Robert Mathew Cates, who was born in 1947.
Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 02, 2015 4:25 PM
Suzy & Rob
Wait - the dates are for his son, not his father. (all have the same name).
Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 02, 2015 6:13 AM
Suzy & Rob
Robert Mathew Cates 126813959
Hi Melinda! It looks like you added the wrong photo for this memorial. The dates are the dates for his father (same name, also buried at Lone Mountain). Would you please check it and move or remove the photo? Thanks!
Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 02, 2015 6:12 AM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Hans Jorgen Lauritzen
:) What stood out was a Danish name with an 'a' in it rather than the 'e', so I decided to go fishing-lol. You got me on searching the Lauritzen family as well and I'm not related. It gives me a break from my own family trees on ancestry and on Findagrave. Have a good one.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Aug 16, 2015 6:09 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service