In the mid-1990s, Beatrice Butler, Superintendent of Terrell State Hospital appointed a committee to review patient death practice. From that committee arose a calling of conscience that the cemetery was in need of attention, the buried needed to be properly identified, markers replaced, and a committed ongoing maintenance of the grounds established.
The Wildwood Cemetery Association was formed and both Terrell State Hospital staff and community volunteers joined hands to "Restoring Dignity ... From Numbers to Names". The Association's ongoing efforts, the cemetery and thousands of persons are being reclaimed and given the respect and dignity every individual has a right to.
The "Restoring Dignity...From Numbers to Names" project is now complete. The last marker was placed at Wildwood in July, 2016.
A Memorial Service was held October 16, 2016 at Wildwood Cemetery for a Rededication Ceremony and Memorial Service to honor all those resting at Wildwood.
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