Remembering those that made a difference in our community
The Sowers Cemetery is a memorial to the old Sowers Community that later became a part of the city of Irving, Texas. We welcome you to join us in keeping this cemetery a historical monument tribute to our early pioneers.
2021 SOWERS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Saturday, September 25
Sponsored by Bruce Burns and Wesley W. Agler, DMV, Pioneer Animal Hospital
Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s celebration to help in honoring the past, present and future of Irving. And a special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers. The Sowers Cemetery Association sponsored the third annual event located at 3101 W. Pioneer Drive in Irving on the cemetery grounds. We gathered around to visit at 10:00 a.m. General Meeting at 11 am. Barbecue lunch was then served and it was delicious. Two tours of the cemetery and all the famous names that contributed to the growth of the communities that all became a part of Irving were given by Betsy Farris. If you could not be there in person this year, we hope to see you at next years event! To view the Invite and information PDF.
Sowers Cemetery dates back to the mid 1800’s. We are a non-profitorganization/
Association of native Irvingites. Come meet us. Watch here for more information. Check out restoration and family history stories on facebook.
Read Sowers historical information
IRVING GIVES TO THE SOWERS CEMETERY
150th Anniversary: Sowers Cemetery Association hosted the 150th Anniversary of the cemetery June 2018 with presentations from Mayor Rick Stopfer, former Mayors Dan Matkin and Bobby Joe Raper, State recognition from Representative Rodney Anderson and County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia's office.
Volunteer: Currently we are accepting volunteer general maintenance. We do a lot of our own regular grounds maintenance to cut costs and meet our tight budget. We can sure use your help! Volunteer groups welcome. Adopt a project, section or improvement that you would like to see happen at the cemetery.
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Capital Improvements: The Sowers Cemetery Association worked hard to get a new fence and driveway in 2017. The old fence was past due, dilapidated and poorly represented the Irving community and those interred at Sowers. Many volunteer hours and dollars were required beyond our normal budget to get this done. Donations are still needed to cover the fence cost shortfall of approximately $7000.
Community Support: Irving AMBUCS and Hope Irving Church install and dedicate a new flag pole in December 2014.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Boy Scout Troop 874 Eagle Scout’s project creating a BillionGraves.com page for Sowers.
Thank you also to Marcia Jean and William M. McKemie
for their generous year-end gift to Sowers Cemetery.
2021 MEMORIAL GIFTS
Karen and Charles Brophy ($250)
Charles & Jo Ann Baley ($100) –Roy & Floy Baley
Mary Ann Caster ($100) –Huitt & Jean Caster
Karen Delmonico ($100) –Tyson and Geraldine Farris
Neal Farris ($600) –Tyson and Geraldine Farris
Jim & Alice Grissel ($50) –Betty Waldrop
Travis & Darlene Holloway ($25) – Lynch Family
Danny Kirkpatrick ($350) – Stella Gunter
Luanne Lyman ($700) – The Joshua H. Curtis Family
Richard Monroe ($200) – James Price
Mary Price ($100) –James & Anice Price
Bobbie S. Warner ($25) – HL Jenkins