Washington State Governor Signed Law Dealing With Abandoned Cemeteries

The following excerpt is from an article posted in May 5, 2017 at chronline.com:

Families who have had difficulties burying loved ones at Greenwood Memorial Park in Centralia and other abandoned cemeteries across the state will be getting some relief.

A new law championed by 20th Legislative District lawmakers Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, and Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee Friday.

The legislation protects ownership of previously protected burial plots at cemeteries considered abandoned by the state. It applies to Greenwood Memorial Park, where legal troubles for former sexton John Baker and others have left the property without management or record-keeping.

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