Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King, Washington, USA


Latitude: 47.3872223, Longitude: -122.0935440 | Click to get directions to Tahoma National Cemetery
Tahoma National Cemetery

Cemetery office is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Cemetery Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Directions from nearest airport:
From Sea-Tac Airport, take Interstate-5 southbound to exit 142A (Highway 18 Auburn/North Bend). Stay on Highway 18 for 13 miles. Take the S.E. 256th Street exit. At the stop sign turn left onto 256th Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto 180th Avenue S.E. proceed straight after three way stop. At the stop sign, turn right onto 240th Street.

Tahoma National Cemetery was established Nov. 11, 1993, and opened for interments on Oct. 1, 1997. The cemetery was dedicated on Sept. 26, 1997. A small expansion project was completed in March 2006. The $6 million project included over 12,000 new columbarium niches, more than 5,000 pre-placed crypts, road improvements, new signage, a third committal shelter and a third funeral cortege lane at the Public Information Center. Phase II of the expansion project was completed in June, 2014. The $24 million project included over 14,000 new columbarium niches, more than 9,000 pre-placed crypts, 6,000 in-ground garden cremation sites, two memorial walls and an ossuary. Two new roads for accessing the new burial sections were constructed using permeable asphalt. The three new columbarium complexes contain rain gardens and bio swales to help mitigate the need for storm water runoff and retention ponds.

Monument and Memorials
Tahoma has a Memorial walkway containing 36 memorials that commemorate soldiers of various 20th century wars, donated by various service organizations. At the northeast corner of the walkway is the POW-MIA flag. At the southwest corner of the walkway is a carillon that was donated by the Navy Fleet reserve Association Seattle branch 18 and was installed in 2010, dedicated to the volunteers of Tahoma National Cemetery.

A Blue Star Memorial is located south of the Public Information Center. The marker was originally part of a banner that families displayed in their homes during the 1940s to signify that they had a loved one fighting in World War II. Today, the marker honors all veterans.


 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Warren Leonard & Shirley Elizabeth (Holmberg) (Kelliher) Holmen military marker
Warren Leonard & Shirley Elizabeth (Holmberg) (Kelliher) Holmen military marker

MAY 27 1921 - JAN 23 2005
JUL 5 1922 - APR 23 2011

Located  1. Latitude: 47.3872639, Longitude: -122.0934342  HOLMBERG Shirley Elizabeth (d. 23 Apr 2011)
HOLMEN Warren Leonard (d. 23 Jan 2005)