Maple LEaf Cemetery

Mike and family arrived on Whidbey Island in 1874. He has a thorough comprehension of Whidbey Island’s history and an extensive knowledge about many of the founding families of the island. Mike was an Island County Cemetery Commissioner until 1997 when he relinquished the position to become the Caretaker of Maple Leaf Cemetery. Due to his compassion to our clients, commitment to the cemetery, and his knowledge of Whidbey Island he has proven to be an excellent asset to our staff.

Janet Olson
Bookkeeper

Our Staff

Our Bookkeeper is Janet Olson.  Janet has her own bookkeeping business on Whidbey Island that she started in 1997. She loves living here and is a great help to the cemetery.  

Recent updates from the Commissioners:  The cemetery staff now have uniforms which look more professional and help the public locate staff when visiting the cemetery.  We have a map on our website and at the cemetery if looking for a grave.  We work to make improvements to your cemetery and your suggestions are appreciated.  You can send suggestions at our contact us link below.  


Commissioners meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm at the cemetery office. 

The public is encouraged to attend.


Howard Coen
Groundskeeper

Elected Commissioners:​


Lee Koetje
2016– 2022


Mark Forbes
2016 – 2020


Heidi Beck
2016 - 2024

Howard has lived on Whidbey Island for 15 years and has worked at the cemetery as groundskeeper since 2014.  He is also very talented at keeping the equipment running. He and Mike make a great team.  

Michael Dougliss
Caretaker