Ever since coming to Parowan as a young bride in 1975, I have loved the Parowan Cemetery.There is such a feeling of peace and of reverence found here. Having come from Manchester, England I related to all the pioneers who are buried here, so many who came from Lancashire, England and other parts of the United Kingdom. In some infinitesimal way, I felt like a pioneer too. I loved how families honored and paid respect to their loved ones, as shown by the care given to their resting places. I was amazed the first Memorial Day I attended, to see all the flags and white cross's placed in front of the headstones of all those who had served in the United States Military,some of them paying the ultimate price. It was a reminder that freedom does not come free.
Parowan Cemetery is situated in the mouth of the Parowan Canyon, and I am not surprised that there are many who have not ever been a resident of Parowan have chosen to be buried there.
The pictures below were taken by Gary Ballard, a resident of Parowan, and we want to thank him for sharing them with us.