On December 1, 1889, Calvary Cemetery was blessed and formally dedicated as a Diocesan Cemetery by Fr. Louis Schram, the Vicar General for Bishop Junger of the Diocese of Nesqually in the Territory of Washington. Since that time more than 40,000 people have been buried in Calvary Cemetery.
Strolling the 40-acre grounds of Calvary Cemetery is a walk though Seattle’s past. Members of the Catholic community buried at Calvary include Union and Confederate veterans of the Civil War and refugees from the war in Vietnam. Teamster president Dave Beck keeps company with pioneer Seattle industrialist William Piggott. The priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle are at rest here along with members of several communities of women religious.
It is a sacred space, a place of prayer and quiet reflection that invites us to remember all those “who have gone now before us marked with the sign of faith.”
Consider pre-planning your cemetery needs. Making decisions and pre-paying burial expenses will alleviate much of the burden on your loved ones at the time of death.
Layout of Calvary Cemetery
If you require assistance with immediate burial arrangements, please call (206)522-0996.