Yorba Cemetery

The annual Mother's Day Blessing at the historic Yorba Cemetery will be held Saturday, May 12. The cemetery will open at 9am. Mass will begin at 10am. The mass will be followed by an Indian blessing. If you have loved ones in the cemetery, you're encouraged to bring flowers for their graves. The event is open to everyone. If you have questions about the event or the cemetery, contact Diana Robles at (714) 739-5716.

The cemetery is located between Anaheim and Yorba Linda on what was part of Don Bernardo Yorba's Rancho Canon de Santa Ana. It closed in 1939 and is now operated by the County of Orange. It is the "oldest private cemetery in Orange County predated only by the Mission Cemetery in [San Juan] Capistrano."

The great photo of the cemetery's entrance comes from Daralee Ota.