Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City

Location

31-705 Da Vall Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234

Open Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

About Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City

Palm Springs pioneer Dr. Welwood Murray established a two-acre private cemetery on August 29, 1917 after his son George passed way.  Dr. Murray was one of the desert’s large landowners who established the first hotel in Palm Springs in 1886.

Many prominent civic and community leaders, as well as many famous desert pioneers are buried in the Welwood Murray Cemetery, including Earl C. Coffman, Nellie Coffman, Frank Shannon, Florian Boyd, Virginia Valli Farrell and Katherine Finchy.

As time went by it was necessary to find a larger cemetery space to serve the growing valley. On October 31, 1956, Desert Memorial Park was opened at the corner of Ramon Road and Da Vall Drive.  Celebrities such as Busby Berkeley, Sonny Bono, Betty Hutton, Magda Gabor, Frederick Lowe, Cameron Mitchell, William Powell and Frank Sinatra have chosen Desert Memorial Park as their final resting place.

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Javier Dorado
Javier Dorado
2019-05-17
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Peconic Monument Works
Peconic Monument Works
2019-02-20
Jed and Debbie are both very focused on detail and excel at unique and beautiful designs. They value each person who walks in their door, and their familiarity with the cemeteries' rules make it so families can be at ease and know they are in the best of hands.
Mattos Monuments
Mattos Monuments
2019-02-14
Ryan Hendrickson
Ryan Hendrickson
2019-01-31
Ken Heller
Ken Heller
2018-05-28
Rebekah Welch
Rebekah Welch
2018-04-12
The staff is very professional