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, please call us day or night. We will connect you with an independent, licensed funeral director who is an expert in Natural Burial. We work closely with him as a team and can help you every step of the way. It is not necessary to call a funeral home, although you can if you prefer.
Being prepared brings great Peace of Mind. If at all possible, we recommend contacting us prior to a death. We can get acquainted, answer your questions, and let you know what to expect regarding the natural burial process. If you wish, you could visit the cemetery and select the burial plot.
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.