Located in Mosier, Oregon, the Mosier Pioneer Cemetery was established by the town founder Jonah Mosier after his wife Jane died in 1865. Although originally a family burial ground on the Mosier donation land claim, the Mosier Pioneer Cemetery also holds the remains of some of the earliest townspeople who lived in the small Gorge community. The cemetery was donated to the City of Mosier in 1929. The City of Mosier currently owns and manages the Mosier Pioneer Cemetery.
The Mosier Pioneer Cemetery is an historic pioneer cemetery. The City of Mosier intends to reopen the Mosier Pioneer Cemetery for new cremain interments while maintaining the historic and environmental character currently established. Changes to the cemetery beyond the impact of permitted monuments will minimally impact the current landscape, native vegetation, historic gravemarkers, and visual essence of the cemetery.
Many citizens have donated countless hours of time and energy in research and preservation efforts and special projects. The Mosier Pioneer Cemetery remains a uniquely beautiful cemetery thanks to the efforts of Willis Gholston, Anita Drake, Jim Deaton, Elizabeth Daniels, LaVonne Povey, Sally Donovan, Bruce Howard, and Jan Leininger.
Do you have any information or stories about our Mosier Pioneer Cemetery? Do you want to help with the signage, the website, or the native and heritage plant care? Come join the Pioneer Cemetery Committee in this exciting project. This is a great opportunity to discover or create your own Mosier roots!
Contact: Kathy Fitzpatrick, 541-400-0124
Directions to Cemetery
From I-84, Exit 69; continue on Hwy 30 through town and across Mosier Creek bridge; R on Kingdom St; R on East 2nd St; park on street and walk west through the parking lot of Mosier Creek Terrace until you reach the defined trail heading South up the hill; cemetery is approximately 100 feet up the trail.