Calvary Cemetery

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Calvary Cemetery

Also known as Calvary Catholic Cemetery

5212 70th St. W.
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, 98467 USA
Phone 253-472-8875
Memorials 28,485 added (86% photographed)

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Thanks to the efforts of forward thinking individuals and the permission of Bishop Edward O'Dea, the Catholic Cemetery Association was formed in 1905. In November of that year Calvary cemetery filed their Articles of Incorporation. The cemetery takes up 55 acres, three fourths of this is developed and in use. This cemetery was specifically founded to cater to Catholics in the area. There is a Sisters plot specifically set aside for the nuns that serve the area. In the middle of the plot is a huge statue of the Crucifixion, under which is buried Reverend Father Peter Hylebos. In 1933 there was a fire that eradicated a good number of the burial records. Due to this fire there are a number of burials that will always remain undocumented due to either buried markers or no markers at all. The cemetery added their mausoleum called "The Cloisters" in 1956, sections in it are named after Saints. The roads inside the cemetery are also named after Saints. In 1957 the Visitation Chapel and Garden Mausoleum were dedicated. The mausoleum had niches added in 1980, 1987, 1998, and 2005. This cemetery was photographed and documented via visible markers/off-site research by Find A Grave members as of September 2012.

Calvary has a policy now where they will not release the location of burials without payment. If you are family perhaps they will waive this, so please request a location and have them confirm that a marker is in place so photo volunteers can successfully complete the request. Please note on the request that you are family along with the location and marker confirmation so photo volunteers can successfully complete the request.


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GPS Coordinates: 47.1922, -122.5039

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #76727