Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary and Eternal Valley Memorial Park are sister locations in Newhall, California, providing funeral, cremation, burial and memorialization services to families in the Santa Clarita community.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
Personalized funeral services
At Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, we believe that no two lives are alike and as such, each funeral and memorial service should be as unique as the individual being honored. Whether you prefer a traditional service or a personalized celebration of life, associates at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary help you create a tribute that truly reflects your loved one’s passions and individuality.
We’ve hosted all kinds of funeral and memorial services at Eternal Valley. For bikers, we’ve displayed motorcycles inside our chapels. For an avid coffee drinker, family members showcased her favorite coffee mug and served coffee cake. For a Dodgers fan, guests and many of our team members attended the celebration wearing Dodgers gear. Even the smallest gesture or detail can make a big difference; so we listen carefully to your wants and needs.
Serving people from all walks of life
The Santa Clarita Valley is a tight-knit and diverse community. It’s a place where people know their neighbors and happily welcome newcomers. At Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, we are proud to serve Santa Clarita families from all backgrounds, religions, faiths and cultures. Our experienced associates are well-versed in many funeral customs. We also have associates on our team who speak Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin and Farsi.
Chapels for every need
Our well-appointed funeral home has two chapels: Chapel of the Hills and Chapel of the Oaks. Chapel of the Hills is an open-air, contemporary event space that can accommodate approximately 100-150 guests. Chapel of the Oaks is smaller and more traditional, with stained-glass windows, pews and seating for 60-75 guests. We also have two areas for catered receptions.
Your trusted provider
We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. When you choose Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, you receive both the compassionate care you expect from a Santa Clarita-operated establishment and the value you deserve from North America’s largest and most trusted provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services.
We invite you to visit us to meet our dedicated team and tour our beautiful funeral home facility and cemetery property. We also serve families from Castaic, Valencia, Saugus, the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County.
Eternal Valley Memorial Park cemetery
Founded in 1958 by Mark T. Gates, Eternal Valley Memorial Park is situated on 220 hilly acres in Santa Clarita, California. With mature oak and pine trees, lush gardens that are green year-round, a hilly topography and stunning valley views, our cemetery property is a truly magnificent final resting place for your loved ones.
Burial, cremation and entombment options
At Eternal Valley, we offer a wide variety of burial, cremation and entombment options to suit your needs. Options include traditional burial with upright monuments or flat markers, customized memorials, double-depth burial, mausoleum or crypt entombment, private mausoleums and cremation memorials.
Special cemetery sections
We have several sections in our cemetery property dedicated to families who belong to certain groups and religions. For Catholic families, Lady of Lourdes for the Catholic Faithful garden has a committal area and is surrounded by private estates. The Veterans Section is dedicated to veterans and military families and features the Veterans Memorial Wall, which flies the POW flag, American flag and flags from each branch of the military. It also bears the names of Santa Clarita veterans who have passed away. Located at the top of the memorial park, the veterans garden offers spectacular views.
In April 2017, we broke ground on the Garden of Sardarabad, a garden dedicated to honoring the traditions of the Armenian culture. The garden includes a replica of the Battle of Sardarabad memorial.
Garden of Inspiration
Our most recent cremation garden is Garden of Inspiration IV. This lovely and well-maintained garden is filled with greenery, shady trees, rose bushes and a tranquil waterfall fountain, which runs during committal services. Its distinct landscaping and topography sets it apart from other gardens at Eternal Valley. Cremation memorialization options include columbaria and cremation niches, boulders and benches.
Room for growth and expansion
At Eternal Valley Memorial Park, we are committed to preserving our rich and storied history while providing the services and products that today’s families need. Much of our land is still undeveloped and there is still plenty of availability in our developed areas. Although we are near many Los Angeles County freeways, you don’t need to worry about homes and industry encroaching on our vast cemetery property.
Historic Pioneers Garden
One of the most impressive and historic gardens at Eternal Valley Memorial Park is the Garden of the Pioneers. With monuments dating back to the 1800s, many pioneers of the Santa Clarita Valley are buried in this section, including Sanford Lyons. In 1855, Mr. Lyons established the eponymous Lyons Station, which served as a stagecoach stop, store, stage depot, post office, telegraph office, tavern and cemetery. It was located at the intersection of present-day Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway. Lyons Station is a California Registered Historical Landmark and is recognized with a plaque at the entrance to the memorial park.
The only section for upright monuments in Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Garden of the Pioneers is a remarkable and important final resting place for many generations of Santa Clarita families and still has space for future generations. Amid the giant trees, verdant shrubbery and cascading mountains, the special garden will pay tribute to the famous Southern California pioneers buried here forever.
Before Eternal Valley was a memorial park or funeral home, it was a stagecoach stop founded in 1855 by Sanford Lyons, one of the pioneers of the Santa Clarita Valley. In addition to being a stagecoach stop, Lyons Station served as a store, stage depot, post office, telegraph office, tavern and cemetery for local families and passersby. In 1888, Henry Clay Needham—a prohibitionist businessman who developed the town of Newhall—purchased the land, established the 750-acre Needham Ranch and founded a cemetery within it.
Memorial Park and mortuary established
After Mr. Needham died in 1936, the ranch and cemetery passed onto his heirs, who sold it in 1957 to funeral director Mark T. Gates Sr. A year later, Eternal Valley Memorial Park opened and the 220-acre property was established as a non-profit, endowment care cemetery. In the 1960s, a funeral home was added to the location, making it the only combination cemetery and funeral home in Santa Clarita.
In 1972, Mr. Gates passed away and Eternal Valley Memorial Park was sold. The Gates family still owns the land surrounding the property that used to make up Needham Ranch and there are plans to redevelop the land for an industrial project
Today, we are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Over the years, we have remodeled and renovated our funeral home and cemetery to better meet the needs of the Santa Clarita Valley community. To complement our pioneering past, we strive to be pioneers in the funeral and cemetery industry and provide the services and products that today’s families want and need.
Honoring veterans and military families
Each year, we host a Memorial Day event for the city of Santa Clarita that draws 2,000 people and is coordinated by local veterans. As part of the ceremony, local citizens read the more than 1,000 names of the Santa Clarita veterans engraved on our Veteran Memorial Wall, which is located at the top of the memorial park and offers sweeping views of the valley. We have also had the privilege to display the private collections of items from veterans in our Remembrance Room. In 2017, we showcased World War II memorabilia and played music from the era. We plan to continue this impacting exhibition in the years to come.
Involved in the Santa Clarita community
We are privileged to be a part of the Newhall and Santa Clarita community. In fact, many of our associates at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary grew up in the area and can’t imagine living anywhere else. We support various local organizations, including the local senior center and chamber of commerce, and are involved in events like Little Miss Santa Clarita and Veterans Day ceremonies. We also host community events at Eternal Valley throughout the year, including a Día de los Muertos event and a Memorial Day ceremony.