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Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 2 Mar 2002 3:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jan 2006 9:44PM GMT
I have recently, (as of last night), found an article written on this cemetery in the L.A. Times, that was written in Jan. 2001. I read that this place, Angeles Abbey Memorial Park and Mousalum is extremely run down, barbed wired off and fenced in, the Mosaulim part is locked, and there is pigeon droppings all over the floors, not to mention that even the trees have grafiti and the place has ghosts.
I am extremely upset over this, being as both my grandparents are entombed there. But I live about 1500 miles away. Can anyone tell me if this is in fact true? Can anyone take a photo of it's condition now? Any responses would be appreciated. Thank you. Lisa

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Phillip (View posts)
Posted: 1 Apr 2002 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lisa.
Yes, unfortunally it is true. but I can tell you that there is a cemetery in Los Angeles County that is wonderful and beautiful. It's located in the city of Inglewood right across from Inglewood's Great Western Forum, the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers. Should you want your parents moved there, let me know.
Phillip

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

antoinette shine-alley (View posts)
Posted: 27 Dec 2002 8:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was informed by the Board of Cemetery's that they lost their license. My mother is buried there and it is in very poor condition. They seldom answer the telephone mostly and answering service answers. I wish that I could move my mother. I purchased a family multiple grave there.

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Posted: 5 Jul 2009 5:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I realize this is kinda old, but felt I should still reply to it. I was there last year, and yea, it is kinda run down. Lets just say that I wouldn't bury someone I hated there. But the gates weren't locked or fenced in, and I was able to walk into the office and get some help. I can't verify the other stories, but as far as I know, the mosauleum wasn't locked. But I do know they no longer cremate there anymore. I THINK this might be the same cemetery that was accused of dumping remains in the streets and around the cemetery.

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 5:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lisa,
My great grandmother is also there. She is in the Mosaulim part. I have a "cousin" in the Los Angeles area that visted recently and took some photos for me. She was given a tour by one of the administrators. She felt that he was truly concerned with some of the conditions but was trying to maintain it best as possible. It is not in a very good part of town now.

I have posted some pictures in my tree and can pass along an email to you from my contact describing what she saw if you are interested. She may know more about where your grandparents are located specifically.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you want more info.

Teri
terivillanueva90@yahoo.com

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 1:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lisa,

I also have a relative at the Abbey Memorial Park and plan to go take a picture of the headstone. If you would give me the name(s) of those you'd like pictures of, I'd be more than happy to do that for you.

Dennis

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 9:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lisa,
I hope my information helps. I, too, had a grandparent in one of the mausoleum buildings at Angeles Abbey. The property is under new ownership as of the early 2000s. I was just there yesterday to retrieve my grandfather's urn to be interred with the rest of my family in the Rocky Mountain area. The grounds are run down, but there is a staff that is extremely concerned and helpful, and will answer any question you may ask. They have a caretaker, an administrator/office manager, and a person that does the grave excavation. The buildings are showing their age, but the main building was repainted, and because it was so beautifully done, portions of an episode of the television program "Alias" was filmed in front of it. I was happy to retrieve my grandfather's urn because, overall, the grounds look tired.

I would be happy to tell you how to retrieve your family members. I personally wanted to go to Abbey Memorial Park (as it is now called - the new owners prefer to drop the name Angeles). But, all of the preparation work I performed was done from about 1500 miles away. All I did when I arrived was to pay a disinterment fee, sign some forms, and pick up my grandfather's urn. This could have been done without me being there, and my grandfather's urn could have been shipped to me.

I hope this information is helpful. I think if you respond to this thread, it will send me an email and we can interact.

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Posted: 28 Dec 2009 3:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
yes it is true. i was there on saturday dec.26-09 and everything you have read is correct.

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Posted: 9 Jan 2010 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to locate my Grandmother, whom is buried there, I am planning to go there sometime this week, is there a person I can contact prior to going...

Re: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton

Posted: 9 Jan 2010 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
I phoned the main number - 310-631-1141. There are only three people that work there, and I worked with Bianca who answers the phone. She was very kind and helpful, but all of the staff there is. Good luck!
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