Cemeteries

History

The Valdez Memorial Cemetery and the Valdez Pioneer Cemetery are maintained and managed by the Parks and Recreation Maintenance Department. Both of these cemeteries have historical walking tours. There is a rich history of prospectors and pioneers who came to Valdez in the late 1800's to create a new life in the last frontier. Some of their stories are captured in writing and told on the walking tours.

Memorial Cemetery

The Valdez Memorial Cemetery is located at approximately mile 3 of the Richardson Highway and has both burial lots and a Columbarium for urns. To arrange for plot or niche reservations or interments, or to find out more information on persons buried there, contact the Park Maintenance Supervisor/Cemetery Manager at (907) 835-5413.

Click here to view the Valdez Memorial Cemetery Historic Walking Tour Booklet

Booklets are also available in hard-copy, by request, at the Parks & Recreation Office in the Civic Center.

Pioneer Cemetery

The Valdez Pioneer Cemetery is located at the end of Walter Day Memorial Drive which can be found at approximately mile 2.5 of the Richardson highway at the Goldfields Softball Complex turn-off. This cemetery is no longer actively accepting burials, but rather a historic site that was affected greatly by the 1964 earthquake.