As the communities we serve have grown, so have the customized services and facilities at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Today, our Mortuary, Crematory, and Memory Gardens occupy approximately 2.5 acres at East Stowell Road in Santa Maria.
Here, families and friends can gather in three visitation rooms and conduct services in our beautiful chapel that seats 200. Our Memory Gardens, which were built in 1978, feature a landscaped cemetery for cremated remains, 24 outdoor-garden crypt niche banks, two indoor glass-front niche rooms, and our “Tower of Light.”
The “Tower of Light”, located within the walls of the Memory Gardens, has four walls with 27 levels designed to temporarily or permanently house cremated remains.
Selecting the type of funeral, whether it’s traditional or a more unique and personalized reflection and celebration of one's life, we offer many options along with personal guidance from one of our experienced funeral planners. We will help you to choose the service which best reflects your family’s desires for a service to remember and a memory to cherish.Learn More
“Grief is the feeling of reaching out for someone who’s always been there, only to discover when I need her [or him] one more time, she’s no longer there.”
When someone you care about dies, it is one of life’s most painful events….perhaps even the MOST painful event you might experience. Our reaction to death is many faceted and extremely difficult to discuss. In many circumstances, those engulfed in grief are left alone to cope with their pain...especially after the initial couple of weeks have passed.Learn More
During the funeral service, common sense and empathy for those grieving are expected in today’s society. When someone you care about is struck with a death in their family, your natural instinct is to lend your heart and hand in any way. We have put together a guide to help display caring and appropriate behavior, giving you the confidence in knowing your gestures are well received and in good form.Learn More
The next steps are often difficult to plan. Who to call, where to start with memorial invitations, where to hold the reception.. We know there is a lot to do and we are available for all your needs. To help with the next steps of the planning process, our funeral care professionals have created a checklist to help guide you along the way.Learn More
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As the communities we serve have grown, so have the customized services and facilities at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary
Taking the time to plan your service in advance allows you to specify and design a detailed and...