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Welcome to Antelope Valley Cemetery District

Antelope Valley Cemetery District is a Los Angeles County tax-supported special district established by and for the residents of the District.  Persons not residing within the District are welcomed but are required to pay a nominal non-resident fee.

The District boundaries are approximately Avenue A, south to Avenue N, the San Bernardino County Line to 320th Street West. Cemeteries in the District include Lancaster Cemetery and Del Sur Cemetery.

The gates are open for visitors from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.  Current office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.



Cemetery Staff:

Dayle DeBry - District Manager

Karla Archuleta - Office Assistant


  • David Owens, Chairman
  • Richard Cook
  • Cynthia Poole

Antelope Valley Cemetery District

Lancaster Cemetery
111 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535
(661) 942-6110 Telephone
(661) 942-6110 FAX

Board Meetings and agenda are posted at the Lancaster Cemetery District office.  Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the District office.  Please contact District office to check meeting schedules.

For Government Compensation in California (GCC Website), please go to http://publicpay.ca.gov/




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Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc.


Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc. was formed in 2007 and is a non-profit 501(c)3.  Their mission statement is as follows:

(a)   To raise funds for the completion and/or implementation of community projects that enhance the historical relevance of the Lancaster Cemetery District, hereinafter referred to as the Cemetery;

 (b)  To restore and replace such historical headstones and monuments as deemed by the Board;

 (c)   To document and record histories of those interred in the Cemetery so as to establish their histories and memories for posterity;

 (d)   To conduct Veterans’ celebrations and memorializations on all appropriate occasions, and to conduct other celebrations involving schoolchildren, Veterans’ groups, the community and civic leaders so as to honor the history of those interred in the Lancaster Cemetery;

 (e)   To create a Veterans’ Court of Honor; 

 (f)    To perform such other tasks and projects as deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees of the Antelope Valley Cemetery District in conjunction with the members of the Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc. and the community.

The current Board of Directors:

  • Dayle DeBry - President
  • Karla Archuleta - Secretary/Treasurer

Mailing address:
Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc.
111 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535