September 2018

Attention Evergreen Property Owners SAVE 10%

Property Owners of Evergreen Cemetery Receive an Additional Discount on all Funeral Packages

HISTORY CORNER

The prestigious Johnson mausoleum in Section G belongs to a family with both national and local historical importance. Burdett J. Johnson (buried in
Milwaukee) found national success in soapmaking in the late 1800’s. His son and business associate Caleb Johnson (laid to rest at Evergreen) is credited
with developing the formula for the popular and distinctly green-colored Palmolive soap, then made of palm and olive oils. B.J. Johnson introduced his family to the area when he regularly brought them to Orange Park to escape the harsh Wisconsin winters. Caleb, along with his family and siblings, purchased a large property on the St. Johns river, which greatly contributed to the development of Orange Park. This property has a long history and was ultimately converted into the private club known today as The Club Continental.

The Johnson Family Mausoleum
Caleb Johnson

From the Desk of the General Manager:

Dear families of Evergreen:
This month is going to be a very busy project month at Evergreen. Section 21, our newest burial garden, is scheduled to open in the next few days. Section 21 is unique in that we have packaged together an interment space, a pre-set burial vault and a granite memorial, thus providing a sizable discount to Evergreen’s customers. Burial packages are available both at the time of need or before-need.

We have also started construction on phase two of our Garden Mausoleum near gate six. Phase one was very well received and Phase two, consisting of 276 crypts,
should be completed and crypts available for purchase in November.

The notice of commencement has been filed for the Stations of the Cross Mausoleum in the St. Mary’s section of Evergreen. The project will start immediately after the completion of the phase two gate six mausoleum.

We also have scheduled the demolition and replacement of the Section 32 fountain.

As you can see, we have a lot of work ahead of us. We welcome you to come out and view the projects or call the office if you would like to learn more about the
various developments.

Michael D. Ondina
General Manager

Phase Two, Gate 6 Mausoleum Start of Construction
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