This letter is written on behalf of the all the small cemeteries in and around Somervell County. Cemeteries are among the most valuable of our historic resources. They are reminders of various rural communities. Cemeteries reveal information about historic events, religion, lifestyles, and genealogy.

Many of the local cemeteries association have meetings in April and May. I would like to encourage you to attend your cemetery association meeting and become involved. Many of the local cemeteries are struggling with too few volunteers. There is mowing, grave maintenance, shrub trimming and future development, to name a few responsibilities of the cemetery association.

Another way to become involved is by making a tax-deductible donation for the maintenance of the cemetery. Donations can also be made in memory of loved ones.

Many families in our area have strong roots to Somervell County and loved ones buried here. Think about it. It is time for you to step up and get involved.

Robin Gosdin


Nancy Smith Cemetery Association