Wyatt Earp, who died on January 13th, 1929, was cremated and his remains are interred in a burial plot at the Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, a Jewish cemetery in Colma, California.
At the time of his death, the former Old West lawman was living in Los Angeles with his Jewish wife, Josephine Marcus, and she arranged for Earp’s ashes to be buried in the Marcus family plot in Colma, near her native San Francisco. When Josephine died in 1944, her cremated remains were buried alongside those of her husband.
That Wyatt Earp’s ashes were buried in Colma was not widely known for many years, but the grave’s granite marker was stolen in 1957 after a newspaper publicized the grave’s location, and the thieves also reportedly dug down in a failed attempt to locate Wyatt Earp’s ashes. The stolen headstone was found three months later in undergrowth on Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno. A new black marble headstone was erected in the late 1990s, replacing the existing marker which is now on display at the nearby Colma Historical Association museum.