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Corey Gaffney

President and General Manager, Funeral Director

Corey is a lifelong native of Tacoma. Born in Tacoma General Hospital, he graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory High School and then attended Gonzaga University majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Philosophy. After working for several years with the firm, he became a Certified Crematory Operator and a Licensed Funeral Director. Corey is a Fourth Generation Funeral Director. Corey is President and General Manager of the firm and is responsible for its overall direction and operations.

Corey enjoys taking a role in the community and our field, having being honored to serve as an International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) Board Member for the 2010-2013 term. Corey attends the Church of St. Patrick in Tacoma. Corey is married to Jen and they both reside in Tacoma with two children, two dogs and a cat.

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Jen Gaffney

Vice President and Funeral Director

Jen was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont and moved to Lakewood with her parents and sister during junior high. After graduating from Lakes High School, she attended the University of Washington where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. In December of 1999, Jen joined the firm as a Night Associate.

Jen is Vice President for the firm and is a licensed Funeral Director and attends the Church of St. Patrick in Tacoma. She currently resides in Tacoma with her husband Corey, two children, two dogs and a cat.

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Larry Gaffney

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Larry is a lifelong native of Tacoma. Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital, he graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory and then received his degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University. Larry then attended Mt. Hood Community College in the Mortuary Science program and attained his Mortuary Science degree. Shortly thereafter he joined the firm and became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Larry is a Third Generation Funeral Director. Larry is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for the firm and enjoys serving families who call on the funeral home for assistance.

Larry attends St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and his civic involvements are many, including Serra Club (Past President), Tacoma Executives Association (Past President), Rotary #8 (Paul Harris Fellow), Knights of Columbus (4th Degree), Tacoma Elks Lodge #174, Tacoma Club and several other organizations. Larry is married to Ellen and they reside in Gig Harbor.

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Ellen Gaffney

Funeral Director

Ellen was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and moved to Tacoma with her husband Larry after graduation. After graduating from St. Mary’s Academy she attended Gonzaga University where she received her degree in Psychology. She joined the firm as a Office Manager and became a licensed Funeral Director. Ellen is a licensed Funeral Director and enjoys meeting with and making arrangements with families that call on the funeral home.

Ellen has always taken an active role in the Community including the Catholic Woman’s Club, Serra Club and Tacoma Elks #174. She is also a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Ellen is married to Larry and they reside in Gig Harbor.

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Tim Grant

Senior Funeral Director and Embalmer

Tim was born in Wichita, Kansas and moved to Tacoma after a year with his family. He attended and graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory and attended Pierce College and achieved his Associate Degree. He worked at the firm during his education, and in pursuit of his Mortuary Science degree attended Mt. Hood Community College. He obtained his Funeral Director and also his Embalmer license and has been with the firm ever since. Tim is the Senior Funeral Director and Embalmer and is responsible for many of the daily operations of the firm.

Tim enjoys taking an active role in the community, including Rotary #8, a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and various swimming and soccer clubs. Tim attends the Church of St. Patrick in Tacoma. Tim lives in Tacoma with his wife Ann Marie and his son.

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Rebecca Decker

Funeral Director and Embalmer Intern

Rebecca is a lifelong native of Puyallup where she currently resides with her family and pets. She attended Lake Washington Institute and completed the coursework for the Funeral Service program. Continuing with her education, she is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Social Science.

Her favorite ways of spending free time are with family & friends, taking community craft classes and learning to cook.

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Jack McGill

Funeral Associate

Jack has lived in the Tacoma area all his life. Currently lives in Puyallup with his wife Lynda. Jack and Lynda enjoy traveling, attending classic car shows and watching the Seahawks and Mariners