Cemetery Guidelines

Our cemetery guidelines ensure peace and respect for all.

At Mueller's Desert Lawn Memorial Park and Riverview Heights Cemetery, we want to honor and respect all of the families that have chosen us as the final resting place for their loved ones. We also want to ensure that our cemetery is a place where any family member or friend can come to cherish the life of a loved one. After all, a cemetery is truly a sacred place.

With that in mind, here are some guidelines for ensuring that everyone who visits has the experience they desire.

Funeral Services

Each and every person who attends a funeral service deserves privacy, respect and the freedom to reflect as they wish. Please remain away from areas where services are in progress to provide those service attendees with the privacy and respect they need and deserve.


Flowers can be a wonderful way to honor a loved one when you come and visit our cemetery. However, please refrain from placing flower receptacles on any plot, or in the mausoleum or columbariums, unless they are approved by the Cemetery Authority. The cemetery provides a range of different receptacles to meet your needs, just ask us, we'll help you find a solution that honors and beautifies the resting place of your loved one. For more information about the rules and regulations surrounding cemetery flowers, visit our terms of use page.

Please do not bring flowers in glass vases - this poses a significant safety risk for other visitors and for our grounds crew.


We love seeing children at Desert Lawn Memorial Park and Riverview Heights Cemetery. We feel that cemeteries are sacred places and a wonderful place for families to come together and share stories of their loved ones. We ask that all children, especially young children, be accompanied by an adult while within the cemetery or its buildings. We also ask parents to please take care of accompanying children and be responsible for their well-being and actions.


We ask that you respect our guidelines that automobiles shall not be driven through the cemetery grounds at excessive speeds. This is for the safety and well-being of all. Please be aware of open graves and do not park immediately in front of them as this may block the hearse from parking in the appropriate place.


We love that our cemeteries are a park-like setting and we love to see people out for walks in our cemeteries. Should you bring your pets with you, please make sure they are on a leash and clean up after them. Please keep them away from other visitors.

Office Hours
Desert Lawn Memorial Park's offices are located in the back of Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. We're happy to help you find the grave of your loved one or assist you in any way that we can. If you have any questions, please call (509) 783-3181 and one of our family service counselors will be happy to assist you.

Riverview Heights Cemetery's office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. Please call (509) 586-2689 if you have any questions.

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