I visit a lot of cemeteries while out doing research looking for forgotten places. Many times all that remains of an old lumbering town is the cemetery. When I drove through the Tyrone Memorial Gardens near Fenton I was struck by the beauty of the sculptures placed around the tombstones. Most cemeteries have the standard statues and are similar since they probably purchased them from a monument supplier. I was mesmerized by the beauty and color of the statues that adorn the grounds.
I found out that they are no ordinary statues because they were created by artist and sculptor Robert St. Croix, He was raised in Michigan and graduated from Plymouth High School and Wayne State University. His mother is laid to rest in the cemetery and he was commissioned to create nine sculptures. The most notable is the sculpture of an angel holding up a golden urn towards the sky. It was created in the likeness of the artist’s mother.
Tyrone Memorial Gardens is also home to the Tyrone Sunken Gardens which you can read about in my post HERE
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