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Many of the stained glass windows at the older mausoleum are in need of repair.
Published on February 13, 2011
Cypress View has two mausoleums. The older, original building where Cissy's ashes were is under construction.
The inside of the historic Cypress View Mausoleum in southeast San Diego.
Cissy Chandler's ashes were kept in an urn at the Cypress View Mausoleum where they were left unclaimed since her death in 1954. The urn sat on a shelf in a back room with other unclaimed remains.
A hole was dug so that Cissy Raymond's ashes could be placed in the same burial plot with her husband Raymond Chandler's remains.
The new grave marker for the Chandler gravesite. It includes the names of both Raymond and Cissy, along with the line from the Chandler-penned novel "The Big Sleep": "Dead men are heavier than broken hearts."
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