Lewis and Clark Co. gives uninterred a final resting place

Posted at 5:00 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 19:14:35-05

HELENA-A ceremony at the Lewis and Clark County Cemetery Tuesday morning honored those who have passed, but who never found their way to a final resting place.

About fifty people gathered for the Remember the Forgotten ceremony.

It honors more than 100 people who have been left unclaimed at the county coroner’s office and at various local funeral homes following their cremation.

Some of them date back to the 1930’s and ’40’s.

The ceremony included words and music by several different denominations. But all had a similar message: that these people may finally rest in peace.

Deacon Bob Fishman of the Cathedral of St. Helena said this as part of this prayer:

“These people have gone to their rest in the peace of Christ. May the Lord now welcome them to the table of God’s children in heaven. With faith and hope in eternal life, let us assist them with our prayers. Because God has chosen to call these people to himself we commit their bodies to the earth, for we are dust and unto dust, we shall return.”

The sign for the burial site was built by shop students from Augusta High School.

-Melissa Jensen reporting for MTN News