SOWERS CEMETERY WELCOMES YOU
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.
2020 SOWERS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
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All are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate the past, present and future of Irving. The Sowers Cemetery Association is sponsoring this second annual event located at 3101 W. Pioneer Drive in Irving on the cemetery grounds. General Meeting at 11am. Barbecue lunch to be served approximately 11:30am. Tour the cemetery and all the famous names that contributed to the growth of the communities that all became a part of Irving. Reminisce about the good old days and many more great days to come.
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.
Make a Difference by Donating
The Sowers Association Board would like to make your visit to the cemetery a positive experience. Please donate so we can meet our maintenance and operations budget, research, repair headstones and improve the appearance of the cemetery for future generations.
Sowers Cemetery Association
1817 W. Pioneer Dr. #1007
Irving, TX 75061
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Gerald Farris, President
Bruce Burns, Vice President
Betsy Farris, Treasurer
Susan Candelaria, Secretary