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Cromwell Cemetery Hales Passage Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery

Not far from Hales Passage near Gig Harbor, Washington, on a quiet country road lies the Cromwell Cemetery, also known as the Hales Passage Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery. It is a fitting resting place for the Scandinavian fishermen and their families who first settled the Cromwell area.

The Cromwell Cemetery is a “Burial Only” cemetery; meaning that plots are available for purchase; the Cemetery does not conduct funeral services, dig the graves or install monuments or headstones.


Fox Island Cemetery Association

The Fox Island Cemetery is located at 797 6th Ave, Fox Island, WA. Many war veterans are buried there, as well as Fox Island's early pioneers, and Washington's Governor Dixy Lee Ray. Burials from private lands and a small cemetery in Sylvan were moved to the current 2 acre site in 1910. In 1911, the cemetery site was donated to the Cemetery Association by Mr. A. Hunter.

Dixy Lee Ray, Governor of the State of Washington, is buried at the Fox Island Cemetery.

Boy Scouts from Fox Island's Boy Scout Troop 27 and Cub Scout Pack 27 perform the Memorial Day flag ceremony honoring our Fox Island veterans each year, and the Cub Scouts lay a memorial wreath at the base of the Centennial Memor... Read More