Headstones & Monuments in Thousand Palms

Contact Oaktree Engraving & Monuments when you need to order a headstone, grave marker, or monument. We are a family-owned and operated headstone provider that has delivered custom headstones at affordable prices for over 45 years. We provide custom headstone service in Thousand Palms and the surrounding area.

Each custom grave marker is made with quality craftsmanship. A compassionate customer service representative will help you with headstone design and decoration orders. Don’t waste time searching for a graver marker service near you; call Oaktree Engraving & Monuments today.

How to Choose a Headstone

At Oaktree Engraving & Monuments, we listen to your needs, so you can choose a custom headstone that honors the memory of your loved one. Cemetery headstones come in unlimited combinations of materials, colors, styles, and sizes.

Headstone Materials & Colors

While other local headstone companies work with a set number of headstone materials and colors, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments offers granite headstones in over ten colors. We also provide custom grave markers in bronze.

Headstone Styles & Sizes

The two main styles of headstones are in-ground and upright gravestones. In-ground monuments lay flat at the top of the gravesite. They usually measure 24” by 12”; however, we can cut them larger or smaller as needed.

Upright grave headstones come in many shapes and sizes. The size ranges from 20” to 30” long and 30” to 48” tall. An upright headstone comes in two pieces – the base and the die. You can get a die cut in a classic gravestone shape with an arched top. We can also cut shapes like rectangular, square, teardrop, or oval. Our custom grave marker service in Thousand Palms can also cut other forms, like a cross, butterfly, obelisk, or heart.

We make monument headstones for single graves, side-by-side graves, and family plots. We can also create private and public memorials in addition to inground and upright headstones for cemetery placement.

Previously, we have worked with local city departments to design and create public monuments. Our Thousand Palms headstone monument service also helps customers design meaningful monuments for private display. You can choose something decorative or functional, like an angel statue or a bench.

What Do You Put On a Grave Marker

It can be hard to write the words that go on the grave marker of a beloved family member. As the leading local headstone company near you, we have a lot of experience helping customers decide what to put on their loved ones’ headstones.

A headstone provider will start by engraving basic information like the deceased’s name, birth date, and date of death. Our headstone service can personalize the headstone with other engravings, etchings, and decorations.

Engravings & Inscriptions

Here are a few examples of custom engravings:

Words of Wisdom & Values

  • Prayers or bible verses
  • Lyrics to a favorite song
  • Favorite sayings or quotes
  • A message of hope, faith, or love

Personal Descriptors

  • Life Roles (mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, etc.)
  • Military Roles (branch, rank, veteran status, honors, etc.)
  • Career Roles (nurse, teacher, firefighter, preacher, etc.)

Hobbies & Interests

  • Reading, playing games, fishing
  • Sports (soccer, baseball, football)
  • Volunteer groups


Here are some examples of custom etchings:


  • Forest, meadow, or mountain scenery
  • Ocean, lake, river, or sea scenery
  • Family home or meaningful place


  • A single photo of the deceased
  • Picture of the deceased with added angel wings and halo
  • Photo of the deceased with a spouse or partner


  • National flag or symbol
  • Handprints or footprints
  • Religious symbols
  • Flowers or plants


There are many ways to beautify a headstone with decorations. Plant holders and porcelain plaques are just a few items that can help you honor your loved one and make the gravesite unique.

Vases & Potted Plant Holders

You can attach vases or potted plant holders to the base of the headstone. Vases are great to have, so you have somewhere to put live or artificial flowers. Potted plant holders are good if you want to keep larger plants in their place.

Porcelain Plaque

Porcelain plaques are copies of an image printed on a ceramic tile using fade-resistant ink. You can have a porcelain plaque with a picture of your loved one made to put on the face of the headstone. The picture gets attached to the front of the monument with strong adhesive.

If you choose to add a porcelain picture to the headstone of your loved one, we suggest that you select a sharp picture with a high resolution. The image can be of a single person, couple, or multiple people. Color pictures are the most common, but you can choose a black and white photo.

What is Our Custom Gravestone Service?

Oaktree Engraving & Monuments provides customers with complete and custom gravestone service.

First, we help you select the material, style, and headstone size. Next, our headstone company will custom inscribe the grave marker. Finally, our Thousand Palms headstone service will deliver and install the headstone at the gravesite.

Get a Headstone or Monument with Oaktree Engraving & Monuments’ Custom Grave Marker Service

Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has provided customers with Thousand Palms grave marker service since 1976. We are proud to serve the community by designing and creating custom headstones and memorial monuments for customers in Thousand Palms.

We will work with you to design a meaningful and thoughtful grave marker at an affordable price. Contact us today to arrange a one-on-one consultation if you need to order a headstone or monument.