GAR Cemetery Core Values
Our Vision: The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery envisions a serene and respectful space that honors the lives of our community members. Our vision is to create a tranquil haven where families find solace, memories are cherished, and legacies endure. We strive to maintain a place of perpetual beauty, fostering a sense of connection and remembrance that transcends generations. Our commitment is to provide a peaceful resting place that serves as a timeless tribute to the unique stories that have shaped our community, ensuring that the spirit of those who came before us is preserved with dignity and reverence.
Our Mission: At Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, our mission is to provide a sacred and dignified final resting place for our community members. With compassion and respect, we strive to offer families a tranquil space for remembrance, reflection, and solace. We are dedicated to maintaining the grounds with care and reverence, ensuring a peaceful and beautiful environment that honors the memories of those who have passed. Our mission is to be a supportive resource for grieving families, preserving the legacies of our community and fostering a sense of enduring connection among generations.
Our Team: Our team at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery takes immense pride in maintaining and managing the Cemetery to the highest standards achievable. Our focus is on Customer Service and meeting the needs of the Community of Snohomish and the surrounding areas.
Meet the Team
Daryl Girnus has been managing the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery since January 2023. Formerly from Texas, he joined the Navy after high school and spent 20 years serving his country and retired in 2010. Once retired, he evaluated fire departments in the State of Washington for insurance loss cost when the opportunity to manage the GAR Cemetery presented itself.
Rick Alexander has been the Cemetery Caretaker since February 2023. He grew up on a small farm on Whidbey Island and graduated high school out of lake stevens in 2014. He joined the Army and served as a medic after high school and spent time in Italy. You will regularly see him around the grounds, so feel free to stop and ask questions or just chat.
Rhonda Douglas has been the Cemetery associate since May 2023 and has lived in Snohomish County her whole life. She loves to garden and regularly works on project designed to beautify and improve the grounds of the cemetery. She is a local and would love to chat if you see around the cemetery grounds.