Markers and Headstones
The practice of physically marking a grave site goes back thousands of years in history. The Egyptians carried the practice to its height with enormous pyramid construction to commemorate the life and death of pharaohs and their queens. The Romans marked grave sites with a type of headstone not unlike many of the19th and 20th century headstones. In fact, most of the grave memorial types encountered in the 19th and 20th century civilizations are not original and have been borrowed from other civilizations. Many of the memorials and their distinct shapes are also pre-Christian in origin.
During the 19th century, the practice of using large elaborate grave memorials reached its height and continued through the 1920s, slowly giving way to smaller and less elaborate styles through the later 1900s. Today, small flat plaques are the norm in many places.
We believe that everyone who is interred at Loma Vista Memorial Park or cared for by Loma Vista Mortuary are part of our extended family and pride ourselves in keeping our motto: "memories mean more than business".
- Granite and Bronze Memorial Markers and Headstones
- Mausoleum Crypt Name Plates
- Cremation Niche Name Plates
- Ossuary Name Plates