Transformation of Dora Cemetery

Dora Cemetery Incorporated 1886 aka McKinley and Dora Chapel Cemetery – Dora, Oregon

The Dora Cemetery started out as many did during the early days of mans’ desire to revere and honor those that came before. Sadly, many of these historic cemeteries fell to the inability to be maintained due to lost interest or funding. But for the Dora Cemetery through a long standing commitment to community pride, partnership and love the Dora Historic Cemetery has been transformed from a quaint local cemetery to a thriving panoramic area that invites visitors’ to linger for loved ones and its beauty.

Not singularly over time but most definitely the individual who envisioned what the cemetery could be was Julius L. Benham. Through his generous donation upon his passing in 1992 those who followed, as part of the Dora Cemetery Association (DCA) and volunteers, have worked tirelessly to bring to life a final place of peace for all who do now and will in the future rest there.

This is most recognizable through the donation of land by the Lone Rock Timber Company, the donation of heavy equipment by the Wilson family for the clearing and leveling of that acre along with a score of volunteers, the installation of a well for water, the upgrade of what many may not find important, an outhouse, secure, proper and aesthetic storage of equipment, paved entry and parking and the continuous efforts to maintain all aspects of a community cemetery: headstone repair, lawn mowing and watering, equipment repair and replacement and financial accountability to the DCA. Written by Patricia A. Krewson.

Dora Cemetery Find A Grave – a link to all of the interments in the Dora Cemetery. Many memorial pages have a picture of the grave marker and links to relatives of the deceased.

Video of the transformation of Dora Cemetery

Charitable donations for the perpetual care and maintenance of our cemetery are always appreciated.  The link for donations  is – PLEASE DONATE

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