Giai Hoang
B: 1919-01-03
D: 2017-06-19
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Hoang, Giai
Beant Virk
B: 1924-10-10
D: 2017-06-15
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Virk, Beant
John Lausii-Tupou
B: 1936-02-21
D: 2017-06-10
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Lausii-Tupou, John
Ophelia Avalo
B: 1928-10-21
D: 2017-06-09
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Avalo, Ophelia
Pouleva Tuimavave
B: 1958-05-10
D: 2017-06-08
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Tuimavave, Pouleva
James Dyer
B: 1940-09-18
D: 2017-06-04
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Dyer, James
Zhixiong Luo
B: 1957-09-15
D: 2017-06-03
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Luo, Zhixiong
Ai Ta
B: 1951-06-28
D: 2017-06-01
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Ta, Ai
Sang Ton
B: 1942-01-28
D: 2017-05-29
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Ton, Sang
LaShawn Vargas
B: 1990-01-17
D: 2017-05-21
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Vargas, LaShawn
Prakash Singh
B: 1958-04-23
D: 2017-05-19
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Singh, Prakash
Shanker Singh
B: 1926-02-12
D: 2017-05-17
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Singh, Shanker
Moui Ha-Ly
B: 2017-05-26
D: 2017-05-17
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Ha-Ly, Moui
Chanan Singh
B: 1944-03-07
D: 2017-05-14
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Singh, Chanan
Nhut Tran
B: 1928-04-02
D: 2017-05-12
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Tran, Nhut
Claude Abernathy
B: 1935-08-05
D: 2017-05-10
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Abernathy, Claude
Arthur Van Duzen
B: 1958-09-15
D: 2017-05-06
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Van Duzen, Arthur
Willie Foster
B: 1927-08-20
D: 2017-05-05
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Foster, Willie
Jennifer NaVarrette
B: 1975-02-19
D: 2017-05-05
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NaVarrette, Jennifer
Xuan Tran
B: 1930-06-04
D: 2017-05-03
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Tran, Xuan
Muoi Vuong
B: 1929-02-12
D: 2017-05-02
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Vuong, Muoi


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Phone: (916) 421-1171
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Our Staff

We are nothing without our dedicated staff. If you take a few minutes to get to know us online, when you walk through our doors and see familiar faces, it will make your experience with us that much better.

Patricia Kerley, Mortuary Manager

Patti became the funeral home manager in March 2014, and feels honored to be able to help families through hard times. She has lived in Fair Oaks since 2005, and is involved with Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Citrus Heights and serves as a California Public Notary. Born in West Palm Beach, FL, she graduated from Lake Worth Christian High School and Wingate University. She is married to David and has two grown children and three grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys reading, rubber stamping, and making jewelry and crafts.

William B. Hansen, Funeral Arranger / Embalmer

In 1984, William began his career in funeral service in Myrtle Point, Oregon. After serving his apprenticeship there, he relocated to Berkley, California and attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science graduating in 1987. Will has since served in many different capacities of the funeral business from funeral directing, embalming and management.

John D. Johnson, Jr., Funeral Arranger & Apprentice Embalmer

John joined our staff in January 2017, and loves that his role allows him to focus on both science and compassion. A native Californian, he grew up in Oceano and studied at Cuesta College and American River College. He has lived in Sacramento with his wife and their cats since 2014, and was previously active with the Every 15 Minutes program at area high schools. In his free time, John enjoys reading and traveling.

Darleen Diaz, Funeral Arranger & Apprentice Embalmer

Darleen started at SML in January 2017 with seven years of experience and a background in both caregiving and counseling. She is passionate about creating peaceful experiences for our families. The new Sacramento resident was born and raised in San Jose. She and her Army veteran husband have a son who loves trains and a dog who thinks he's a human. She is a proud supporter of a veteran's group in Roseville and occasionally volunteers at her son's school. In addition to spending quality time with her family, her hobbies include target practice, working out and cooking.

James Morris, Pre-Planning Specialist / Funeral Director

James joined our staff in July 2015, and enjoys that his work allows him to help people protect their loved ones from emotional and financial stress. A former funeral director, he began working in the industry in the 1990s. He is a Sacramento native, and lives with his wife and son in East Sacramento.

Ursula Hebert, Community Outreach Coordinator
Office Phone: (916) 421-1171

Ursula appreciates the opportunity to have a part in providing support and inspiration to the community through the mission of Sacramento Community Outreach, a program of Sacramento Memorial Lawn.

Melinda Applegate, Funeral Administrator

Melinda's photo and bio will be posted soon!

Hali Bergeron, Receptionist / Asst. Administrator

Hali's photo and bio will be posted soon!

Journey Jones, Receptionist

Journey began working at SML in January 2017, and enjoys being a benefit to her community and helping people find peace. She was born in Sandy, UT, but has called the Sacramento area home since 2000. A graduate of San Juan High School, she attended Sierra College and is interested in the study of theology and nature, as well as art history. She currently lives in Fair Oaks and is a proud "pet parent" to two dumbo rats, Emma the Explorer and Clara the Daring.

Cameron Thomas, Funeral Attendant

Cameron's photo and bio will be posted soon!

James Stone, Crematory Operator

Jim has been with Sacramento since 2002, serving previously as a member of the grounds crew for the cemetery and moving into his current role as the crematory operator for the funeral home in 2008. A Californian native and longtime Rancho Cordova resident, Jim is a member of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoys producing their online videos of church services.

Margo Ross, Cemetery Administrator

Jesseca Owens, Asst. Cemetery Administrator

Joseph Gingrich, Cemetery Sales Manager

Jilian Alaskin, Family Service Counselor

Rocio (Rosie) Ferreyra, Family Service Counselor

Susan Evans, Family Service Counselor

Cristal Loeffler, Family Service Counselor

Rudy Garcia, Cemetery Superintendent

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