St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery has served the parish since 1920. It was initially St. Ferdinand Cemetery before becoming St. Francis of Assisi when the name of the church was changed.
Mass is held in the cemetery each Memorial Day. Volunteers carve by hand around each headstone before the service on Memorial Day. At that time there are donation boxes set up in the cemetery. Donations can be made at other times at the Parish office.
Cemetery Location: 39370 NW Mountaindale Rd., Banks, OR 97106
Parish mailing address: 39135 NW Harrington Rd., Banks, OR 97106
Harold Vandecoevering (503) 324-0124
Cell (503) 828-5668
Ron Duyck (503) 858-0784
Ed Kemper (503) 307-9350
St. Francis Parish office (503) 324-2231
Warren Kemper, Chair
Kevin Duyck, Vice Chair
Margaret Duyck, Treasurer
Kristen Vance, Secretary
Grave opening & closings are performed by J. D. Eisele
Arrangements are to be made directly between the mortuary and J.D. Vaults.
Grave marking is performed by a cemetery representative prior to opening and is to be arranged between the mortuary and a cemetery representative.
Headstone setting is to be performed exclusively by cemetery representative.
Headstones must be flat and are set flush with the ground. Headstones may be no wider than 16”. Headstones for single grave lots may be no longer than 30” and for a double grave lot no longer than 48”.
No more than (a) three urns or (b) one urn with one body burial in one single grave lot. Only one single headstone is allowed when multiple urns are buried in a single grave lot. There is a fee for a second rite of internment. This fee is incurred whenever an urn is buried in a single grave lot already containing an urn or body burial and is payable to the cemetery.
Non catholic burial and ceremonies must be approved by pastor prior to the burial.
Please remember glass containers are not permissible. Plastic flowers are only allowed October –March.
Capital outlay and operating expenses are covered by the sale of plots, donations and interest.