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Cost of Provo Cemetery Plots are on the Rise

Cost of Provo Cemetery Plots are on the Rise

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Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioEven the dead are getting hit with the cost of living. At the cemetery in Provo, higher wages, equipment and fuel costs are being passed on to those who have passed on.

"We were really pretty low, and as a result we felt really good about the rates that were being recommended," says Provo Parks and Recreation Director Roger Thomas.

Even the cremated folks are getting burned. Their costs are doubling. "[Of] course, we're actually starting to get more of those," says Thomas.

He says this isn't so much to do with supply and demand. He says the cemetery isn't self-sufficient, and it doesn't make sense to just give away some of the more tranquil plots of real estate in town.

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