Californians who want their remains to remain on private property must go through a laborious application process, but there was a time when being laid to rest beneath your own lawn was no big deal. These famous figures stayed local for eternity
Pio Pico (1801-1894)
After the closure of the graveyard where Mexican California’s last governor was buried, his friend Walter Temple moved his body to Temple’s ranch in the City of Industry.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Two years after the Indian independence leader was assassinated, some of his ashes were placed in a 1,000-year-old sarcophagus at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Pacific Palisades.
Richard Neutra (1892-1970)
The modernist architect and his wife were buried on their Silver Lake property. The home was left to Cal Poly Pomona, but there is a spot reserved for their (alive and well) son, 88-year-old Dion.