GLEN ABBEY MEMORIAL PARK CD
The Society has completed and released a CD containing a complete inventory
of interments and inurnments at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.
Glen Abbey Mortuary and Memorial Park is located in Bonita, California, a semi-rural and
residential community just east of Chula Vista and south of the metropolis
of San Diego, and accessible by two freeways. It is a quiet, lovely and spacious
site of about 120 acres.
Because Glen Abbey is a memorial park, all markers are “flush to the ground,” and there
are no tombstones or elaborate memorials. There are several columbariums, a veterans’
section, a babies’ section, and a nature garden where there are some inurnments and
many scatterings. The beautiful “Little Chapel of the Roses,” (see above) a non-sectarian
chapel and an exact replica of the Lord Tennyson Chapel in Somersby, England, which
is a true landmark, is used for funerals, and is also very popular for weddings.
Glen Abbey first opened in 1924 to accept remains of persons buried in a certain area of
Evergreen Cemetery in La Mesa, east of San Diego, which was being sold for real estate
development. Later, more were brought in to be re-interred from a cemetery in the Otay area
of South San Diego, where a street was being widened. From 1924 to the present, the general
population of the area served by Glen Abbey has grown almost beyond comprehension, and there
are now over 55,000 persons buried or inurned there.
The CD we are making available is the culmination of a fourteen year project involving
thousands of hours of meticulous documentation of burial records at the park through
December 31, 1999. The CD includes 1,562 pages containing 35,026 names. The complete work is
arranged in alphabetical order by SURNAME and is searchable and printable.
The CD is now available to the public for a nominal fee of $19.95US + S&H, ($4.95US for
continental US deliveries.) California sales tax is applicable for deliveries in California.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this extraordinary work on CD please contact
our Cemetery Project chairman, Sue Zimmer, at
email@example.com or mail your request with
check or money order made out to CVGS, P.O. Box 3024, Chula Vista, CA 91909-3024.