Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory

1999 El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 92054 | 760-754-6600 | MAP


History of Eternal Hills Cemetery & Mortuary

Surrounded by the charming city of Oceanside, Eternal Hill’s location is steeped in history dating back to the earliest inhabitants of the Americas. Settled by Spanish missionaries in the 1700s, the area has grown into a family-friendly cultural haven that exudes the best of California coastal living. In the heart of it all are the tranquil grounds of Eternal Hills Memorial Park, a peaceful oasis for eternal rest. If you would like a tour of our grounds, please contact one of our family service counselors.

Joe B. Cockrill of Oceanside was elected president of the National Association of Cemeteries (NAC) in convention at the Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, and installed in his new office October 23, 1969. The 40-year old association has more than 1,400 members throughout the United States and several foreign countries and is the leading organization serving the cemetery field.

Mr. Cockrill, who has been president of Eternal Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside, Calif., since 1951, has also served as vice president of NAC. Active in community affairs, Mr. Cockrill also is director of West Coast National Bank and a member of the Elks Club and Oceanside Rotary. He has served as director of the Armed Services Center in Oceanside and the chamber of commerce and is a former member of the high school and junior college boards of trustees. He also served as chairman of the Carlsbad Planning Commission.

A native of Platte City, Missouri, he attended nearby Jewell College at Liberty. During World War II, he held a commission in the Army Air Corps and was released from military service as a major in 1946. In addition to the NAC, Mr. Cockrill is active in other professional organizations. He is past president and treasurer of the Cremation Association of America and past president of the Interment Association of California. He still serves as director of the latter group.

NEW PRESIDENT… Badge of office is accepted by Joe B. Cockr
President/Manager of Eternal Hills laid to rest in 1982

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