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Not just groundskeepers; sometimes they’re a shoulder to cry on

Apr 11, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work at a cemetery? Here's your chance to find out. 


Damaso Garcia and Aaron Sholes work at the Evergreen Washelli cemetery on Aurora Avenue North. 

The graveyard covers roughly 150 acres and is the final resting place of more than 160,000 remains, both buried and cremated. 

Garcia and Sholes told KUOW what it's like to take care of the cemetery and be constantly reminded of their own mortality. 

Click or tap on the image above to see a slideshow of a day's work at Evergreen Washelli.