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Gilbert Opens Its First Cemetery After Nearly 100 Years Without One

The town of Gilbert has gone almost 100 years without its own cemetery. But that changed Tuesday as phase one of a new cemetery opened. 

With nearly 250,000 residents, Gilbert was the most populated municipality in the United States without a cemetery. That’s according to a press release from the city.

Construction on the Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery began in July 2018. Bunker Family Funerals and Cremation will operate there.

Phase one features 10 acres of funeral grounds and more than 3,000 burial plots.

Senior field correspondent Bridget Dowd has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.