Valley Oaks Memorial Park

Buried here are multiple artists including:

Harry Nilsson

He reached the peak of his success as a singer in the mid 1970s with such songs as “Without You”, “I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City”, “Everybody’s Talkin’,” “Coconut” and “Jump into the Fire”. Harry won two Grammy Awards, the first in 1970 for “Everybody’s Talkin'” and then again in 1973 for “Without You”. He was voted No. 62 in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” in 2015.

Harry died on January 15, 1994 of heart failure at his home in Agoura Hills, CA at the age of 52.

Karen Carpenter

Known as one half of The Carpenters with her brother Richard. Their album Close to You, released in 1970 featured two hits: “(They Long to Be) Close to You” and “We’ve Only Just Begun”.

Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Karen number 94 on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008.

Karen suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder. She died at age 32 from heart failure caused by complications related to her illness on February 4, 1983.

Marty Paich

Marty was a prolific songwriter and had some of the greatest names in music record his songs including Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, Ray Charles and many others. Marty was also the studio orchestra leader for many television variety shows including The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Sonny and Cher Show.

Marty died of colon cancer on August 12, 1995 at the age of 70, at his home in Santa Ynez, California.

Valley Oaks Memorial Park and Cemetery
5600 Lindero Canyon Rd

Westlake Village CA 91362
805 495-0837