Memorial Day 2017

11:30 am Monday May 29

​Keynote Speaker this year will be Lt. Col. Gary Roberts


The deer are becoming very active this time of year and their favorite delicacy is ROSES. Check with your florists about varieties of flowers that are less attractive to the deer's appetite and you may also try product's such as "Deer Off" available at various retailers around the area, although, products like this are not always completely effective. We are sorry this is an issue but we have no means of keeping them from the cemetery and they visit here, mainly at night, for only one reason - to eat the flowers.


We are also experiencing a growth of Canadian Geese in the cemetery and are taking legal measures to keep them from settling here, mainly firing blanks to scare them off the property. Geese cause damage to the grass, are a nuisance and leave an immense amount of "mess" behind. PLEASE do not feed the geese as this will definitely compound the problem, thank you.

New Tacoma Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory, along with our Chambers Creek Pet Cemetery & Crematory, is the ONLY funeral business in Pierce County able to offer all burial and cremation options for you, your family & beloved pets in one single location. If it's important and comforting to you that your pets receive personal compassionate care, call on us to assist when needed.

Our commitment to the community has not and will not change, and that is to provide the highest level & quality of service at reasonable prices, in a compassionate manner, while maintaining our facilities and grounds to the high standards we ourselves would expect. Being "non-profit" allows us to focus on our families, not the bottom line. We've been a part of the local community since 1875 assisting families in their time of need. We have a tradition deeply rooted in this community that will continue for many many more years.

Our pet cemetery was developed to provide compassionate care when the loss of a beloved pet occurs. We can provide burial or a private cremation of your pet. We DO NOT provide communal or multiple pet cremations unless specifically requested and authorized. See our "Pet Services" tab.

To keep our lot owners better informed - see the "Events & Updates" tab for information on improvements and work in progress in the cemetery or planned  for the future.

Is Cremation your families choice? Click on the "Cremation" tab at the top to see what makes us unique from all other cremation providers in the Tacoma/Lakewood area.

Please give us a call; we are available 24 hours a day to assist you when needed. Our promise is to assist any family in need, regardless of financial ability. One thing that makes us unique among larger area cemeteries is that New Tacoma Cemetery is a registered "not for profit" cemetery, meaning our profits are reinvested into our property rather than going to an out of state "corporate office". When you buy an interment right for burial or urn placement at New Tacoma, you actually become an "owner" in the cemetery.
I promise the staff of New Tacoma will act with compassion, integrity and honesty in helping you each step of the way.

Ron Messenger - President     |     Phone: (253) 564-1311     |