At Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home, we take great pride in what we do. Our purpose is to:

• Help families make well-planned preparations in their time of need

• Provide a peaceful and soothing environment where people can gather to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one

• Preserve longstanding traditions and customs

• Offer personalized and affordable services and products

• Reach out to the greater community

We believe that the success of any business requires dedication and professionalism. In our business it also requires kindness, compassion, and attention to detail. You'll find these qualities in each and every member of our staff at Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home. Put your trust in us to make this experience as comforting and worry-free as possible.

Founded in May, 1940 by local businessman R.L. Martin, Cherokee Memorial Park began as a private cemetery two miles south of Lodi. Its main entrance at the time was on Cherokee Lane, now known as Highway 99 business bypass. Mr. Martin was a concrete contractor who believed that a memorial park-type cemetery (one that uses memorial markers level with the grass) would be best for the region. In 1942 he returned all of his stock to the company and filed to become a non-profit corporation. In 1948, after Mr. Martin suffered an automobile accident, Laurence P. West became the manager and, soon after, became president of the park until 1979, when ill health overcame him. In three-quarters of a century, there have been only 4 managers -- all local.


In 1998, the Board of Directors realized that, in order to serve the public more effectively, we needed a funeral home. We received our operating permit on Dec. 29, 1998 and served our first family later that day.



At the cemetery we've added a new wing to Sierra View Mausoleum, thousands of new burial spaces, and the spectacular original bronze and stone "Wings of Freedom" sculpture to our Garden of Freedom, which includes more than a thousand cremation niches. We have installed three, hand-carved Italian marble angels overlooking the Garden of Angels, which also affords many cremation niches.


We are constantly at work making Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home among the most beautiful cemetery and funeral home facilities in northern California.

Cherokee Memorial Park & Funeral Home is a cemetery and funeral home located a short drive from Stockton in Lodi, California, a San Joaquin Valley landmark since 1940. Our friendly and comforting staff is dedicated to serving families in need of funeral services, a funeral home, funeral parlor, funeral chapel, funeral directors, undertakers, cremation, a mausoleum, memorial park, memorial service, cemetery or mortuary. For more information, please call us at (209) 334-9613, or write or visit us at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 & Harney Lane, Lodi, CA 95240.


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