While driving by Evergreen Cemetery a few days ago, I caught a glimpse
through the trees of the massive Ruckers Tomb.
I hadn't seen the tomb in years* so I decided to take the time to visit.
Built in 1907 by the Rucker Brothers to honor their mother, Jane,
the tomb stands about 50 feet tall.
The granite tomb houses the remains of several of the Rucker family members.
There are twentytwo crypts in the tomb, about half of which are occupied.
At the time the tomb was built the cost was $30,000,
a fortune at that time.
The Rucker family is one of the prominent pioneer families of Everett, Wa.
and there are members of the family still living in Everett today.
Evergreen Cemetary has four governors buried there , as well as
Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson.
*Years ago I MIGHT have climbed this tomb
with friends......at night.....in the dark......
On second thought, I am taking the fifth.