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.

Pre-need Planning Services

What Is Pre-Need Planning?

When you plan in advance, you can make your own choices based on your needs and wishes. You choose how your final arrangements will be carried out.

This advanced planning takes the worry and concrn away from your family and can help eliminate confusion and the financial pressures associated with an emotional time.

Your specific needs will be taken care of by our friendly and caring staff.

What Does It Cost?

Scattering in our Rose Garden begins at $413. Cremation lots and niches start at $999 (infant and newborn) to $2137 (above ground, single niche). Single plots begin at $3993 with double companion plots at $6542. Prices vary with any additions to the standard services. Please contact the District office for detailed pricing.

What Do I Need?

At Lancaster Cemetery, you will need to purchase a plot or niche, single or companion. The plots require a liner or vault; open and closing (includes services set-up); marker setting; Endowment care and state tax. Other miscellaneous fees may apply according to your needs. A $300 fee applies to those not located in the Antelope Valley Cemetery District boundaries.

The People of Antelope Valley Cemetery District

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.

Cemetery Staff

Dayle DeBry – District Manager
Karla Archuleta – Office Assistant

Trustees

David Owens, Chairman
Richard Cook
Cynthia Poole

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To Learn More About
Lancaster Cemetery History

For Government Compensation in California (GCC Website)

Veterans Court of Honor

Veterans from all wars and conflicts are remembered at Lancaster Cemetery. We have several memorials and celebrations throughout the year for our veterans including Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day and Wreaths Across America. We have also had events specifically for Vietnam Veterans Day, our World War II and Korean War veterans, Purple Heart Hometown Heroes and Civil War veterans.

Lancaster Cemetery makes sure that no veteran is buried alone. A policy has been set that If there are no family members present for the funeral, we will have a special ceremony with local ROTC students or veterans from the area and will have Taps played in honor of his or her service.

In 2007 the non-profit organization Friends of the Lancaster Cemetery, Inc. (FOLC) was formed. Through fundraising events and partnering with local schools and the community, this group has been able to build a Veterans Court of Honor with monuments and flags/flagpoles honoring our veterans.

The walkway is made up of bricks with 2,000 of them donated by Jaqua and Sons Masonry in Lancaster, CA. The bricks are sponsored with names of veterans from all wars (as far back as the Revolutionary War) engraved on each brick. Sponsorship bricks can be purchased for a donation of $75 per brick.

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.

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Contact Us

  • 111 E. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93535
  • (661) 942-6110
  • (661) 942-6110
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

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