During a public visitation in May, one of my fellow Grand View Memorial Park volunteers assisted an elderly gentleman who was having trouble locating the grave site of his wife, who was buried there in 2002.
Flash forward just a few weeks.
During a conversation with the cemetery's court-approved funeral director regarding new burials there, the same volunteer (who wishes to remain anonymous in this story) discovered that the gentleman she assisted was on the list.
Paul Chester Nelson passed away on June 6 (which happened to be another court-approved visitation day) at the age of 91. He was subsequently interred beside his wife Pamela in section M, where he had recently visited.
Rest in peace, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson ~ together forever now.
A note about the current state of the grounds at Grand View:
The court has assigned $500,000 in insurance monies awarded in a recently settled class action suit to be used to install a new underground watering system. A landscape architect is currently designing that project which is scheduled to begin in late August.
In the meantime, the grounds have not been watered and grass not cut, intentionally, in preparation for mass vegetation removal, which will be more easily accomplished when everything is dry.
Once removed down to the dirt, trenches will be strategically dug between headstones to lay the piping. The grounds will be seeded and watered after the system is installed.