COOS BAY: Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery | Ocean View Memory Gardens Service | Sunset Memorial Park Service

Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery (Open Gates)

9:00am to 7:00pm

Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery
7th Street & Ingersoll Avenue
Coos Bay OR, 97420

[NOTE: cemetery gates are open Saturday, Sunday, & Monday – May 25, 26, & 27].

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Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery in Coos Bay is a particularly poignant place in Oregon to visit on Memorial Day. It sits on four acres right next to historic Marshfield High School, built in 1939-40, the last project under the WPA Program. The cemetery was the main burial ground for the Coos Bay region from 1891 to the early 1920s. As such, it’s the final resting place of some 2000 Coos Bay pioneers including over 100 veterans, 60 of whom fought in the Civil War, and six of whom died in war.

Today, the City of Coos Bay operates the cemetery under the Parks Department as a protected site on the National Register of Historic Places and a green space. Over the last few years, Coos Bay volunteers and organizations have worked hard to restore the cemetery.

On Memorial Day in Coos Bay, in addition to flags on every military grave at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, you’ll see an area of the adjacent Marshfield High School grounds where there is the “Died in Service” display comprising 40 headstone figures (pictured above) made of coroplast.

Ocean View Memory Gardens Ceremony

10:00 to 11:00am

Ocean View Memory Gardens
1525 Ocean Blvd.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

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Memorial Day in Coos Bay

Sunset Memorial Park Ceremony

11:00am

Sunset Memorial Park
63060 Millington Frontage Road
Coos Bay OR, 97420

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The annual Memorial Day services in Coos Bay take place at two different cemeteries: Ocean View Memory Gardens (below left) and Sunset Memorial (below right). Coos Bay Elks Lodge #1160 leads each ceremony with honor guard by the American Legion Bay Area Post #34 and the as well as local veterans groups and organizations.

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