Ascension Garden Cemetery Entrance
A beautifully landscaped entrance complements the decorative stone façade of
Pinnacle Road gateway to Ascension Garden.
Ascension Garden Mausoleum
Bishop Matthew H. Clark held the Mass of Dedication and Blessing for the remarkable Ascension Garden Mausoleum on June 22, 2011. This state-of-the art structure made of the highest quality materials in a timeless architectural style features a covered entrance and spacious lobby which lead to the central chapel, elegant corridors, and private crypt and niche rooms. Designed as a peaceful resting place for loved ones, the mausoleum also serves as a comforting retreat for visitors to gather, reflect and pray.
Ascension Garden Chapel
A centerpiece within the mausoleum, spacious Ascension Garden Chapel accommodates up to 150 people for memorial services. It features vaulted ceilings capped with arched wood beams and is accented with oversized picture windows and raised skylights to maximize the natural light which reflects off the Italian marble crypt fronts within the room.
Two magnificent corridors open to the right and left of the mausoleum’s central lobby. Single- and double-space crypts made of stunning Italian marble with unique bronze and granite memorial plaques that feature a perpetual light.
Eternal Light on Mausoleum Crypt
Eternal lights affixed to each crypt space add to the calm and spiritual feel of the reverent environment within the mausoleum.
Within Ascension Garden Mausoleum, niches are located in four separate rooms off the main side corridors. Soft, natural light permeates each, casting a warm glow on the clear glass and marble fronts to the single and double spaces beautifully arranged along the walls. These elegantly simple rooms provide a comforting and semi-private setting for quiet reflection and prayer.
Two prominent sections at Ascension Garden showcase these freestanding granite structures for the interment of cremated remains. Niches for one or two urns are available with granite fronts and unique bronze and granite memorial plaques.
Ornamental trees and flowering shrubs highlight the burial sections, each landscaped to provide additional beauty and serenity to the area.
A memorial structure stands at the center, featuring a pentagon-shaped granite base with five cast bronze plaques that honor each of the five branches of the United States military—Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The inscription reads, “Because of them, we live in freedom.”
Emergency Services Section
This special area honors emergency responders who have dedicated their lives to help save others. A granite monument features three bronze emblems representing emergency medical technicians, fire fighters and law enforcement officers, as well as a telling poem by Arelle Farmer that is engraved onto the stone. The poem reads:
When the pagers sound
And sirens wail
Then we come,
Always, without fail.
No matter the time
No matter the call
We will give our hearts
We give our all.
All the years of experience
All the hours of testing and strain
Are weapons in a battle
It is Life we seek to gain.
Be you far
Or be you near
Still we come
For Life we hold dear.
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