In 1918-1919, a Flue epidemic swept the United States filling cemeteries, and you will see quite a few cemeteries across the U. that were established in the 1920’s – including Restland Memorial Park.The original part of the cemetery also reflects the planning of the time, which was to create a space, a park in the urban environment as Central Park in New York.
To answer your question, – “yes”, I am a sample of some wise decision making that affects my children and will affect my grandchildren too.- Never make a wish or statement if you not prepare to do. I love what I do.- In the late 1800’s, the Floyd family established their family farm here, and it extended far south down towards Dallas and as far north as where downtown Richardson is today, west under Central Expressway all the way to the Campbell family property.
It was stage coach stop to people as they travel towards Dallas or back to Kansas City or other points and was sparsely populated at that time.
The Floyd family started their family cemetery on the farm, which is still here today marked with a historical marker near where the water tower is today.
In 1925 George Young, who is the founder of Restland Memorial Park, purchased the property and created the modern day cemetery.
As young adults we try get a better education, to have a better life; we pay health insurance to save big on health issues; we pay auto-insurance to avoid financial disaster in the case (save God!
) of the accident; we save during the year to have a vacation.
What is often overlooked is our end-of-life moment. It was about probably two years when I was working for Bank of America, and I enjoyed what I did with a good team, and I learned a lot while I was there. I said “no, I don’t want to go back.” Then I said “why not?
Without THIS precautions we place a severe financial burden and very difficult decision-making onto our children and grandchildren.- I am fortunate that my parents have written their wishes down, they prepaid their funeral expenses, and they paid for their cemetery lots. We have a family tradition because my grandmother and great-grandmother before her had both prepaid their funeral arrangements and had purchased their cemetery properties in advance. ” If it was Restland I would go back – because it has that reputation. And it has been one of the biggest blessings that ever happen to me.
As the cemetery expanded, then we began to have gardens set aside for different faiths – a Catholic Garden, a Garden for Jewish family, Orthodox Garden and Islamic Garden. This sacred area of the cemetery was donated by the Founder of Hunt Oil and is in the heart of the cemetery, where we honor those who died serving our community.
The cemetery itself shows we continue to embrace the communities around us as they evolve and change and our desire to serve families according to their tradition and customs. We also have military sections dating back to World War II, but also have graves of Civil and World War I Veterans as well.- Pre-planning your funeral is three step process.
Left to Right: Michael Wilfong, Director of Community Outreach of Restland Funeral Home Dallas, and Tonya Lowe, Restland expert in European traditions, share on benefits of funeral pre-arrangement with Ludmila Taran of The Dallas Telegraph- Tex Schramm, who is the original president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, – he and his wife are here. The first step is work through our pre-planning guide and talk about who, when, and where. Will the services be in the Orthodox Church or in one of our three chapels?