Here are some scenes from Countryside. To see a larger view of each one, just click on the photo.
Calm and Peaceful Setting
Texas Historical Cemetery from 1800s as it looks today
Texas Historical Cemetery from 1800s prior to restoration.
Baby’s Grave in Historical Section
Choosing a Burial Plot
Wildflowers in April
Original Beall Grave
Chrystabell and Sunny, Stewards of Countryside
Pat Pedroza, Resident Groundskeeper
Henry of Palmer Cemetery Services
Cremated Remains Burial
Shroud Burial with Wicker Carrier
Burial with Biodegradable Casket
Friends & Family Lowering
Scattering at St. Francis
Adornment by Family
Family Adorning Grave
Adornment of mound by Family & Friends
She was Shrouded in her Favorite Quilt
Wild Scissortail at Cemetery
Cattle on Property
Surrounded with Working Ranch Life
Terry Music for Mike
Music as part of service
When a death occurs, you can call us day or night. We will help you through the process and can connect you with an independent, licensed funeral director who has a heart for Natural Burial and can help you every step of the way. It is not necessary to call a funeral home.
To better prepare yourself, we have provided you some helpful information regarding the immediate need when someone dies process. You can download a free copy of our “How You Can be Buried Naturally“.pdf that is full of information on Natural Burial and how one can be buried naturally.
Chrysta Bell Zucht
Chrysta Bell Zucht is an internationally known Actor, Musician and the Steward of Countryside Memorial Park. She has always shared her father’s passion for Natural Burials, and upon his unexpected death in 2009 had the soul-satisfying experience of giving him the green burial he had always wanted. She remains deeply dedicated to Countryside and has vowed to continue to offer it as a serene, peaceful place for eco-conscious families to bury, memorialize and celebrate their Beloveds.
Learn more about Chrysta in our News & Information section: News & Information
Music adds a memorable and deeply moving element to any ceremony, especially if it is music that your Loved One loved.
Sunny Markham is a professional singer who truly loves singing at weddings and funerals. She knows some of the finest musicians and vocalists in the San Antonio and Austin areas, and is pleased to help you create the perfect, unique ceremony for your Loved One.
Sunny also offers beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-engraved natural stone markers.