Some are memorialized through monuments, others by simple headstones. Many of those who came before us have left their life’s work in music, poetry or in motion pictures as their legacy. Many of these burial sites are open to the public right here in the United States. Here are just a few.
Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, Washington
Born Johnny Allen Hendrix, “Jimi” Hendrix was a guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for his hits “Purple Haze”, “All Along the Watchtower”, “Foxy Lady”, “Hey Joe” and others. This member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame had a public career that lasted only four years but he is considered by many as the greatest guitarist of all time. His remains were moved to a new location in the cemetery in 2003 which features an arched dome with rainbow artwork.
Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
Elizabeth Taylor’s acting and film career began as a child in the 1940s and continued throughout her life. Along with a lengthy roster of films she was known as the first celebrity to start her own fragrance line. She is entombed in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn. At her request her funeral started 15 minutes late. Taylor’s representative claimed “She wanted to be late to her own funeral.”
Johnny Cash (1932-2003) Hendersonville Memorial Gardens in Hendersonville, Tennessee
Country singing legend and “Man in Black”, Johnny Cash is buried with his wife June Carter Cash at Hendersonville Memory Gardens and Funeral Home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Cash had 13 number one hits in the 20 years between 1956 and 1976, including his first “I Walk the Line”. The cemetery is a resting place for numerous members of the musical Carter family.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Idaho
Adventurer and writer Ernest Hemingway left his mark on the literary world with works such as “Old Man and the Sea”, “A Farewell to Arms”, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and much more. The Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner moved to Idaho after growing frustrated with his growing fame in Cuba. “Papa” Hemingway ultimately took his own life in 1961 at just 62 years of age.
John F. Kennedy ( 1917-1963) Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC
John F. Kenney along with Howard Taft are the only two presidents buried at the National Cemetery in Arlington. Site of the “Eternal Flame’. Kennedy’s gravesite is a popular destination for those visiting the Nation’s Capital. Visitors have to walk to visit graveside.
How would you like to be remembered? Would you prefer a small private ceremony or a large celebration of life? Pre-planning allows you to have more control of those decisions. At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory, we are honored to assist those in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area plan the final services they desire. We can even come to your home to assist you. Contact one of our caring professionals at Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory.