LOCATION: 2127 Iris Avenue, Nestor (San Diego), CA 92154
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Mount Olivet/Oliveito Cemetery was founded in 1899 by Hollis Monroe Peavey, one of the pioneers of Oneonta-By-The Sea (now known as Nestor), and incorporated in 1954 by the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Association. During the 1920s, mysterious overnight burials would appear. By the mid-1960, the small 2-acre cemetery had fallen into disrepair.
The Matthias family purchased the cemetery in the 1980s. Many grave markers and monuments had been destroyed or vandalized and much restoration was needed... and completed. In addition to the roughly 100 existing burials, Mt. Olivet is now re-opened for new internments. Also, the Veterans Administration will replace any service member's missing/stolen markers for free.
This is a very small cemetery tucked into a neighborhood. Be respectful of the interred, the neighbors, and don't forget to say "hi" to Mr. Peavey, the founder, and Mr. Young, the time traveler, who died forty years before he was born. No, seriously.
(FROM http://laprensa-sandiego.org/archieve/2009/may29-09/Mt.Olivet.052909.htm) --
Replacement of headstones and markers is the responsibility of the Department of Veterans Affaires and according to the law headstones and markers previously furnished by the Government may be replaced at Government expense if badly deteriorated, illegible, stolen or vandalized. For replacement of headstone or marker, you can call the Memorial Programs Service Applicant Assistance Unit at the toll-free number below 1-800-697-6947 or go to their website: http://www.cem.va.gov/hm/hmrepl.asp for assistance.)
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