The Fort Lowell Cemetery records date back to late 1800s, but the cemetery is much older and continues to be used as a funerary ground today. Unfortunately the cemetery has limited space available. Visually bare spaces Do Not indicate a vacant burial plot. The memorial marker to identify a gravesite may no longer exist. Wooden grave markers rarely last beyond 50-100 years because of natural decomposition.
Due to the limited space, the right for interment is restricted. We are sympathetic to any additional grief this may cause. It is our mission to treat families with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion while we determine burial eligibility.
The criteria to be eligible for burial within the Fort Lowell Cemetery is restricted to the descendants of one of the early settlers of El Fuerte (The Fort) village. The former El Fuerte village is currently named Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood. The pioneer villagers were known as Los Fuerteños (The People of the Fort). The early settler families comprise of Díaz, Lujan, Ochoa, Jacobo, Pérez, Martínez, Casteldeoro, Domingo, Villa, Romero, Navarro, Montano, Bennett, Mulé and García.
The definition of a Los Fuerteños descendant is a relative in a direct line of ancestry. For example, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren.
Eligibility is extended to a descendant’s spouse of either member of a married pair.
Not eligible for burial are any persons who do not meeting the criteria and are a non-direct Los Fuerteño descendant, relatives by marriage. For example, father or mother in-law, brother or sister in-law.
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