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Washington State Veterans Cemetery
Medical Lake, Spokane County, Washington

21702 W. Espanola Road
Medical Lake WA 99022

Lat: 47 35' 09"N, Lon: 117 42' 45"W
T24N R40E Sec 12

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Jun 30, 2013, last edited Apr 04, 2018 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 2,121.

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery is located on Espanola Road northwest of Medical Lake WA just north of West Medical Lake. It can be easily reached from I-90.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs began construction on the State Veterans Cemetery at Medical Lake in 2009. The $8 million project was a partnership between the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal VA Cemetery Construction Grant Program. This Federal Grant paid 100% of the construction costs and provided for the initial purchase of equipment.. The State of Washington was responsible for the initial purchase of the land. Funds from the purchase of Armed Forces License Plates pay for the maintenance and operation of the State Veterans Cemetery. Veterans, active duty, guard, reserve and their family members are eligible to purchase.

The Cemetery is open for public visitation from 8:00 a.m. to sunset, 7 days a week. The Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An information kiosk, located in the Administration Building, contains an electronic grave locator allowing family and friends to easily locate the gravesite of their loved one.

The State Veterans Cemetery provides for in-ground casket burial sites and cremation interments. Columbarium niches, in-ground cremation inurnment and a scattering garden are available for cremation interments.

I have tried to locate most of those listed as to which section they are in. Some may not have a location. Some info more than what was on the marker or it may contain info from the obit. I apologize if I listed anyone more than once.

Some of the interments are in a scatter garden with stones lining the walkway into the area. Most are ashes in a columbarium walls. Some Sections have the upright military stones, including both inground burials and some are ashes in ground. There are a great many sections still not used meaning there is much possibility for future burial room. http://www.dva.wa.gov/cemetery

I walked and read the cemetery using a digital camera in the summer of 2013. There is no way I can keep up to date on it but I will do my best. Each time I return there are many new burials. My record is up to Jul 15, 2013 with possible obits after.

- Maggie Rail

b. = born
CW = columbarium wall
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
m/o = mother of

m/o = mother of
Sec = section
SG = scatter garden
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of

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