Kauai Memorial Gardens Inc. was founded in 1972 by Robert E. Simpkins Sr. opening the first Memorial Gardens on the beautiful garden island of Kauai. Surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful mountains he has given you the choices of a columbarium with an Amida Buddha statue designed and built in Kyoto, Japan to replicate the world renown Amida Buddha in Kamakura, Japan, a mausoleum with a marble Christus statue on top which was imported from Italy, and traditional ground sites. All are encompassed by beautiful landscaped gardens.
His daughter, Roberta Lee Simpkins, joined him in 1992 to continue his dream. After his passing in 1994 she expanded Kauai Memorial Gardens to include a Scattering Garden enclosed by a lava rock wall which houses beautiful rose bushes and an Ironwood Bonzai tree. With a dream of her own in 2004 she went above and beyond by opening up a funeral home on the grounds of Kauai Memorial Gardens, becoming the first combined memorial park and funeral home on the island of Kauai, with the Hawaiian Blessing and Grand Opening on the ten-year anniversary of Robert E. Simpkins Sr. passing. Today Roberta and her three sons Joshua, Thomas, and Matthew are carrying on the family business caring for the people of Kauai.