The Chief Leschi Cemetery hours of operation are from 8:00am-3:00pm. We have a sign-in sheet for any who come into the warehouse with masks and sanitizer as well. The Cemetery gates have a Covid Mandate that the Front gate will remain locked, unless special circumstances arise (ie; Funeral, Holiday, etc.). The Back gate will remain open from: Dawn (7:00am) to Dusk. If the bins are full feel no pressure with just leaving the compost and trash in a pile by the path, it will all be taken care of as soon as possible.


*Reminder you MUST give us permission to clean your family grave(s). We follow traditional rules and are uncomfortable doing any excessive cleaning on the grave, but we’ll continuously clean around them.


Depending on what you need:

  • To flatten or add more to a grave, have a tree removed, or any Q&A’s about caskets or urns to contact our Supervisor Derwin.
  • For the bathrooms, or to borrow tools after hrs. (ie. Shovels, rakes, wheelbarrow) 

Caretaker Feather or Cemetery Worker Robert will provide assistance.




How to get in touch with us:


Derwin Goddard (Supervisor): (360) 456-5221 x1174 or (360) 790-0976

Email: goddard.derwin@nisqually-nsn.gov


Feather Villegas (Caretaker): (360) 459-9041 or Text: (360) 499-1714          

Email: villegas.feather@nisqually-nsn.gov


Robert McCloud (Worker/Night Volunteer): (360) 489-7050





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