SASCO CEMETERY
Sasco Road
Red Rock, Arizona

Sasco Cemetery View.JPG (40527 bytes)

This is a cemetery from the old mining camp of Sasco.  We walked the ruins of the old camp and finally found the small cemetery that is triangular in shape, completely fenced in and a double gate on one side and a walk-in gate on the other side. The cemetery can be reached off I-10 south to Exit 226, Red Rock exit and Sasco Rd is right there straight ahead.  The road is black topped until right after the Red Rock Feed Lot and it is gravel and passable all the way.  We did encounter the wash was running with water and fairly deep in the middle but we were in a truck, be careful.   We traveled about 8 miles from the Interstate and after you cross Santa Cruz Wash it is about a mile to the La Osa Ranch Rd. and then about 1/4 mile further to the cemetery.   This is a traditional Mexican cemetery and people know who the "Unknown's" are as there are candle containers and flower vases on the graves.   There is also a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the cemetery.  This cemetery was walked on 6 May 2001.

Starting at the double gate the first row of graves were as follows:

  1. John C. Kenney    1934-1992  [P] John's grave is the first grave to the front right in the picture.  Then the many unknown's....

  2. Unknown- White concrete cross

  3. Unknown- White concrete cross

  4. Cleofus C. Morales 1909-1973

  5. Jose G. Morales  1898-1974

  6. Unknown - White concrete cross

  7. Unknown - "        "             "

  8. Unknown - "      "              "

  9. Unknown -  "     "              "

  10. Wooden Cross and Vault - Unknown

  11. Unknown - White concrete cross

  12.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  13.   Unknown - White concrete cross

    Then back by the fence was another grave

  14.   Unknown - White concrete cross

    Row 2- started at the back by the small gate and worked to the double gate.

  15.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  16.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  17.   Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Ramona C. Drow  1903-1989

  18.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  19.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  20.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  21.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  22.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  23.   Unknown - White concrete cross
    Moved to a second row right behind the first row

  24.   Mrs. Prudercial   Feb ????

  25.   Francisca Castillo

  26.   Uno Castillo

  27.   Metal Marker no info

  28.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  29.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  30.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  31.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  32.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  33.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  34.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  35.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  36.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  37.   Ala Menoria de M.A.D.E. Los Reyes Fallecio El 28 De Mayo 1922 Ala Edad De 23 Anos Sus Dolientes Le Dedichan Este R.O.D.  I am not sure that this is all correct as it is fading on the stone

    Then there are benches under a tree and I started on the row there going back to the small gate.

  38.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  39. Unknown - White concrete cross

  40.   White cross and faintly I could make out and I --------ia   Baby

  41.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  42.   Petronila Lopez    Junio 1921

  43.   Juana Escalante

  44.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  45.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  46.   Stake in the ground as if to mark a grave being there.

  47.   Armando Soto

  48.   Unknown, white wood cross peeled paint that had been painted on.   It was unreadable.

  49.   Arnlfo [?] Soto

  50.   Unknown - wood cross

  51.   Frances A. Castillo 1930-1945

    Row 3

  52.   Juan Burruel Born 1863  Died 1943

    Row 4, the rows are not in order zig zag...

  53.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  54.   Unknown - Wooden Cross

  55.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  56.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  57.   Unknown - White concrete cross with shells imbedded in the concrete.

  58.   Unknown - White concrete cross

    Row 5 by small gate

  59.   Pedro "Pete" Castillo, Aug 21, 1907  -  Dec 5, 1993

  60.   Paula C. Castillo,  Feb 25, 1911  -  Oct 30, 1991

  61.   Unknown - White concrete cross embedded with copper rock

  62.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  63.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  64.   Angel Pa-mett-l [?]  July 1923   Age --55 [?] very hard to read

  65.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  66.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  67.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  68.   Unknown - White concrete cross

    Next row by fence

  69.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  70.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  71.    Unknown - White concrete cross

  72.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  73.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  74.   Unknown - Wood Cross

  75.   Ester Castillo  Dec 7 [1946?]  Din 8 1939 [?]

  76.   Unknown - White concrete cross

  77.   Unknown - White concrete cross

    I have found in the Fisher Funeral Records the following burials:

Rejilla Baldinegro, father Francisco Baldinegro born Yuma, AZ, mother Gertrinda Venzuella [ born Benson, AZ.  Rejilla was born in Casa Grande, AZ and died 7 Dec. 1927 on the Juana Aruzo Ranch near Picacho of  Tuberculosis.  Was buried on 8 Dec 1927 in the Sasco Cemetery, 22 years old at time of death.  [Page #196]

Jennie Venzuella died on 1 Jan 1928 on the Aruzo Ranch near Picacho from a stroke.  She was buried on 3 Jan 1928 in the Sasco Cemetery, she was married and was 80 years old at the time of her death. [Page #201]


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