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was established in about 1850 during the height of the Gold Rush.  The Cemetery is still active and burial plots are available.  Our website contains a lot of information that we hope will be of great assistance to you and your loved ones for planning ahead for end of life issues.  Please contact us with any questions you have.


The historic Kelsey Pioneer Cemetery has been an important part of the communities of Kelsey and southern Garden Valley for 170 years.  It includes in its list of denizens many of Marshall's friends, neighbors, and mining partners along with many other folks who came to the area following the gold rush.


Kelsey Cemetery Board Meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm.  This is an open public meeting.

Visit the Meetings & Agenda page to download a copy of the minutes for past meetings and get a copy of the current agenda.

Cemetery Info... who can be buried here?

[H&S Code Section 9061]      

  • Residents and property owners of the Kelsey Cemetery District. To view the District Map, click HERE.

  • Nonresidents who are family members* of a District resident or property owner

  • Nonresidents who have family members* and/or ancestors buried in the District Cemetery

  • Nonresidents who purchased a preneed plot while a resident, and their family members*

  • Nonresidents with no present or past connection to the District may not be buried here, with a few exceptions.  Contact us for other possible nonresident exceptions.

   * "Family member" means any spouse, by marriage or otherwise, domestic partner, child or stepchild, by natural birth or adoption, parent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, parent-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, niece, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or any person denoted by the prefix “grand” or “great,” or the spouse of any of these persons. (H&S Code 9002(f))

[NOTE:  Click HERE to view and/or download a PDF copy of the above.]

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead about one's final years is a gift for the whole family.  There are a number of arrangements that can be set in  place months or years in advance.  You are invited to check over the information on this page and take advantage of the information and tools that are provided there.


Our resource page contains a number of ideas, and forms that can be downloaded.  We hope that you will find these re-sources helpful, and also find answers to some of your family questions.  Planning and pre-paring ahead will lessen the burden of losing a loved one. 

Plots Available

There are over 200 plots still available.  Only residents and their relatives who live within the cemetery boundaries are eligible.  See map on "Cemetery Info & Arrangements" page for more information.

Are You Eligible?

The District includes Kelsey, the southern 2/3rds of Garden Park, southern Garden Valley, Spanish
Flat and Chili Bar.  See map on "Cemetery Info & Arrangements" page.



Kelsey Pioneer Cemetery will be posting news, updates and additional resources here.  We invite you to check back periodically.

To view or download a Cemetery Brochure, click here.

Green Burials

Green Burials are available.  Please contact us for more information.

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