Welcome to Cypress Lawn

A Bay Area Treasure, Faithfully Preserved Since 1892

In the late 1800s, Hamden Holmes Noble envisioned a sanctuary of healing and beauty nestled alongside the Bay Area peninsula. His dream became a reality with the establishment of Cypress Lawn. Over the past century, many larger-than-life individuals have been laid to rest here, characters who were integral to California’s early years – and the foundation of the West. Their memories echo throughout our hallowed grounds, a treasured part of the fabric of our compelling and unique heritage.

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A Sanctuary of Unparalleled Natural Beauty

Cypress Lawn is a serene oasis within the Bay Area. Not only is it rich in cultural and historical significance, but it’s also a place surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and captivating views. Visitors come to Cypress Lawn to plan their arrangements, tour our internationally recognized arboretum, and view our exquisite architecture. Death is part of the circle of life, but we want this to be a place where both the young and the old can visit to enjoy and savor life.

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Over 100 Years of Service, and We're Just Getting Started

Although Cypress Lawn has helped families grieve death and celebrate life for more than a century, we never stop seeking possibilities that will enable us to better serve Bay Area families. It’s our honor to assist people of all faiths and ethnicities, and we do so with compassion and expertise. Your preferences and traditions matter to us. We will help you memorialize your loved one in a way that truly reflects who they were, whether that’s through a funeral, burial, or cremation.

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PLAN AHEAD

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Complimentary resources for hassle-free planning

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DISCOVER

Take a trolley tour of our memorial park

A free, docent-led tour of our historic and beautiful grounds

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What to Do if a Loved One Dies on Vacation

Vacation is a time usually filled with having fun, sharing togetherness, and making memories with loved ones. When a loved one dies on vacation, the family is suddenly faced with making urgent decisions and handling unexpected expenses. Some family members…
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Summer Events for the Whole Family in the Bay Area

Summertime means lots of fun in San Francisco and the Bay Area. At Cypress Lawn Family of Funeral Homes, our staff members love when the temperatures rise and the area comes alive with fun-filled activities. There are many family-friendly events…
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Why Are Obituaries Important?

An obituary is a formal announcement or notice of death traditionally found in newspapers and nowadays published online. In some cases, an obituary is the initial way a person outside the family and close friend circle hears about a death.…
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Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park
1370 El Camino Real · Colma, CA 94014

Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service
977 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2 Park Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010

Miller Dutra Coastside Funeral
645 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Wherever you are, we’re not far away

Serving the San Francisco bay area with locations in:

Colma
San Mateo
Half Moon Bay
Burlingame

Family of Funeral Homes