Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is a premier non-denominational memorial park, serving the Chicagoland community with personal, compassionate care since 1949. Our team of experienced professionals are mindful of every need, respectful of every wish and watchful of every detail. We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and are committed to providing expert, caring and personal service.
- Veterans cemetery section
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Peaceful resting place
Our beautifully manicured, serene cemetery is a peaceful place to remember life's memories and loved ones. Situated on 80 acres of sweeping lawns, towering trees and dappled sunlight, Memory Gardens Cemetery provides a serene final resting place for those who have left this earth and a calming environment for families and friends to find meaningful reflection.
A range of burial options
As a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, all of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. With a wide variety of cemetery, cremation and burial options, we are certain your family will find an arrangement that suits your needs and wishes.
Our cemetery offers 12 traditional gardens and 5 lawn crypt gardens. The traditional gardens include upright granite and flush bronze memorial sections, and our lawn crypts have pre-installed outer burial containers. We also have 19 mausoleum buildings throughout the property.
Custom cemetery options
We are proud to provide many custom cemetery options. From built-to-suit private family estates (including private islands) to private bench estates, personal mausoleum family estates and built-to-suit cremation estates—our range of custom options is designed to accommodate your needs both now and in the future.
Honoring with diversity and respect
At Memory Gardens Cemetery, we pride ourselves on serving a diverse community and is reflected in the many gardens throughout the property, including the L'Dor Vador Jewish Garden, Eastern Orthodox Garden and our interfaith Harmony Gardens. Our experienced team of counselors are knowledgeable and respectful of the traditions and religious burial customs reflected in our specialty gardens.
Here to serve you
Please contact us at Memory Gardens Cemetery to learn more about the variety of beautiful burial options we offer. We look forward to serving you.
Over 50 years of service
Memory Gardens Cemetery was founded in 1949 by William Pailey when he purchased Euclid Lawn Cemetery, a rural cemetery in desperate need of attention, care and repair. Many of the original lot owners at Memory Gardens have interesting stories and recollections of the single gravel road and overgrown trees that once existed.
Over the years, William developed many gardens, allowing families to memorialize their loved ones in a peaceful environment. It was William's great vision that truly transformed our property into the premier, non-sectarian cemetery we are today. We continue to develop and design cemetery options to meet the needs and wishes of the families we serve.
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"Staff very supportive and understanding. They were very patient. Explained everything.The cemetery looked very well maintained. It looked beautiful and peaceful."
"Caring, thoughtful service from attentive staff"
"Evryone was very helpful and knowledgeable"
"Honestly - I couldn't of asked for better. Your staff and services were excellent with no pressure."
"GREAT JOB! THANKS"