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Gates of Heaven Cemetery
(Douglas)
Waterville, WA
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Lat: 47º 38' 17" N, Lon: 120º 03' 55" W
T25N R22E SEC 27
Contributed by Maggie Rail, Mar 31, 2003.
 
The cemetery is located just south of the Waterville City limits -- south east corner. Take the road south of Waterville -- known as the Waterville South Road -- about 1/4 of a mile.  At the first left/east turn, before you get to Sandpipe Hill. just as you reach the base of Standpipe Hill, take an unmarked dirt road that goes straight left (not the one that angles up the hill). Proceed about one quarter mile to the cemetery, which has no sign or marking. Nearly all stones are flat, so from any distance the cemetery appears to be a closely cut square amidst the wheat fields which
surround it on all sides. It cannot be recognized as a cemetery until you are inside it.

Any misspelling and wrong dates, please let Fred Pflugrath know.  Thanks. Last update - 8 November 2009.  fpflug@nwi.net 
 
Gates of Heaven Cemetery burials date back to around 1905. It started as the cemetery for Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Waterville. It now has been turned over to the Douglas County Cemetery District #2. The church still has say as to who is buried there and also keeps records.

(The McGrath graves were moved from Kummer Cemetery (Catholic Section) to Gates of Heaven Cemetery in December 1923. There are probably others.  Any additions and/or corrections, please let Fred Pflugrath know.)