Fair Haven Memorial Park Cemetery Plots
Oliver Linden Halsell created the Fair Haven Memorial Park in 1911 with the assistance of several other members of the Santa Ana business community. The cemetery property was decided to only use flat instead of upright markers for the cemetery plots in order to give visitors the feeling that they are in a park full of grandiose trees and beautiful green lawns rather than a cemetery.
The Fair Haven Memorial Park Mausoleum, also built by Oliver Linden Halsell, was built in 1916, and was one of the first built in Orange County. Showing excellent insight, Halsell included a crematorium, again one of the first in Orange County, allowing the cemetery property to take care of all of the community’s burial needs. Many of the founders of Orange County are interred in the mausoleum.
In the mid 50’s a church was built on the cemetery property to honor the memory of founder Halsell, as well as that of his wife and mother. Waverly Church, based off of the style of English churches, has a distinctive square tower, a throwback to a historical law in England stating that taxes were not owed to buildings not completed, resulting many churches never “finishing” the building by not placing a steeple.
Fair Haven Memorial Park offers a large variety of cemetery plot options that includes ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleum interment, and private family estates and mausoleums. There are many distinctive locations on the cemetery property to choose from such as the Waverly Garden Family Estates, Oxford Garden Family Estates, Pembroke Family Mausoleums, and Orange Blossom Family Estates.
As one of the most distinguished cemetery properties in Orange County, it can be difficult to find an affordable cemetery plot in Fair Haven Memorial Park. Bayer Cemetery Brokers have more than 30 years combined experience in the cemetery brokering business, and can help you find and buy an affordable cemetery plot or sell your current Fair Haven Memorial Park cemetery property. Contact a member of our staff to discuss these options.