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Cemetery grounds keepers

Cemetery grounds keepers Willie Roberts and Sammy Treto put care into providing a beautiful final resting place for people’s loved ones as members of the grounds and interment crews at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena.

Each man also has a personal connection to this peaceful place: Willie’s mother, uncle and two brothers are interred at the Mountain View Mausoleum, and a good friend of Sammy’s lies at rest there as well.

Willie and Sammy will forever be connected to the grounds they have tended, as each has already purchased a resting place in the cemetery or mausoleum for themselves.

See more photos by Katie Falkenberg and read full story by Thomas Curwen “Between the sacred and the mundane.”

1 Comment

  1. June 21, 2011, 6:46 pm

    Thank you, Gentlemen, for sharing your story with us. You and the beautiful work that you do are appreciated.

    By: Grateful

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