About Seeley Lake Cemetery

    In the late 80's and early 90's, a group of interested community members met at the home of Allen and Mildred Chaffin. They worked at gathering signatures for placing the matter of a cemetery on the ballot.

 

    Their efforts were successful and in 1994 the cemetery was given a place on the June Primary Ballot and passed with an 81% majority. 

 

    In 1995 3.9 acres were donated by Plum Creek Timber Company.

    In 1996, actual operation began. A gazebo was built with funds from the Seeley Lake Women's club. A well was dug and individual lots were plotted, and the first burial took place.

    In 1999, 4.2 more acres were purchased from Montana State Lands, and our first Memorial Day observance was held.

 

 

                     "The Gold From Our Valley"                       

 

It's just a dry old hillside

A couple of miles south of town

Where now and then we gather

To lay a good friend down.

We never plan to go there

And we never know who's next;

We recall each time we've been there

Paying tribute to the blest.

 

It's where we keep all the gold from our valley

It's filled with memories and friends

And we cherish them every time we visit,

Knowing someday we'll be back again.

 

Some were friends, some were family,

And some we barely knew,

But their lives have touched this valley

And from them all we grew.

We hope their good influence

Will help us carry on.

And they would still be proud of us

Even though they are now gone.

 

It's where we keep all the gold from our valley.

It's filled with family and friends

And we cherish them every time we visit,

Knowing someday we'll be back again.

 

The Ringling Five

 

 

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