Grandview Oregon Cemetery

Grandview Oregon Cemetery

The Grandview Cemetery/Geneva Cemetery in central Oregon, east of the southern end of Lake Billy Chinook, seems to have served both the two closest (ghost) towns; Grandview and Geneva. This cemetery is the only real remnants of either town.

So much empty land in the area allowed the cemetery to be quite sizable for future “growth”. Grandiose plans for both towns and the surrounding region, bolstered by rumors and plans by the US Government to build canals from the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers fueled them. Alas, recession, World War I and then the Great Depression finally dashed most of those dreams for either of these towns to grow huge.

Despite that, the cemetery is still in use with recent burials from 2016.

Once over the lake and through the small town of Chinook, the roads here are solid dirt. I can see them being near impassible during the winter or after a heavy rain. So if you plan to visit, plan accordingly.

Interments

Burt Akins – Born: 1880, Died: 1949
Clifford C. Akins – Born: 18 Mar 1916, Died: 21 May 1991
Grace F. Akins – Born: 24 Jul 1923, Died: 15 Sep 2006
Edith Campbell – Born: 1939, Died: 2002
Baby Chenoweth – Born: Not Available, Died: Not Available
Cayla Rene Cole – Born: 15 Aug 1997, Died: 23 Oct 2016
Clifford L Cole – Born: 4 Sep 1926, Died: Not Available
Mark A Cole – Born: 25 Apr 1961, Died: Not Available
Mary Cole (Cropley) – Born: 26 Jan 1934, Died: Not Available
Tina R Cole (East) – Born: 18 Nov 1964, Died: Not Available
Douglas H Cropley – Born: 1935, Died: Not Available
Hope Nance Cropley – Born: 5 Sep 1917, Died: 8 Feb 2017
Jack J Cropley – Born: 23 Dec 1932, Died: 12 May 2011
Jean W Cropley (Harrington) – Born: 15 Mar 1937, Died: Not Available
John A Cropley – Born: 1902, Died: 1967
Sandra J Cropley (Spidal) – Born: 1941, Died: 2010
Deaner – Born: Not Available, Died: Not Available
Daryl J East – Born: 11 Apr 1940, Died: 10 Sep 2016
Sandra A East (Dauven) – Born: 13 May 1944, Died: 10 Aug 2011
Louise Glover – Born: 1921, Died: 1923
Frank Gurber – Born: Not Available, Died: Not Available
Charlotte Hook (Cropley) – Born: 7 Jan 1937, Died: 8 Jan 2010
William C Hook – Born: 17 Dec 1936, Died: Not Available
New Issach – Born: 30 Apr 1891, Died: 1916
Glenn N Lee – Born: 1917, Died: 2000
H. Keith McDonald – Born: 2 Aug 1917, Died: 1 Oct 1996
Pearl L. ‘Bug’ Mcdonald (Nance) – Born: 24 Apr 1919, Died: 11 Nov 1998
Albert S. ‘Red’ Nance – Born: Not Available, Died: 25 Aug 1922
Alonza Lee Zonie Nance – Born: 1890, Died: 1973
Frances Nance (Brown) – Born: 14 Apr 1927, Died: Not Available

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