Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 209-836-1970 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Matthew H. Simpson

Matthew H. Simpson

Managing Partner

Matt, a resident of Salida, grew up in Weleetka, Oklahoma and moved to California in 1988. In California, he attended Delta Junior College as well as Modesto Junior College to study Administration of Justice. In 1997, while he was finishing up his schooling, he started working part time at the funeral home, but that quickly turned into full time. Shortly thereafter, he received his Funeral Directors License and became Managing Partner for Fry Memorial Chapel, Valley Crematory and Tracy Mausoleum.

Joelleen Johnson-Faias

Joelleen Johnson-Faias

Funeral Arranger/Location Supervisor



Kimberly Jager-Queirolo

Kimberly Jager-Queirolo

Funeral Arranger/Notary Public



Richard Goeken

Richard Goeken

Advanced Planning Counselor*

Richard grew up in the Ceres and Hughson area and graduated from Hughson High School. Richard lives in Modesto; he has three wonderful children, two daughters and one Son. Richard is a Licensed Insurance Agent with the State of California. Richard likes helping client families with their insurance needs. He and his family are members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto.
*Employed by PRECOA, Representative of NGL Insurance Company

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