History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Our own family is as unique as they come! We are committed to serving the needs of others.
Our families come to us because they know we are dedicated to excellence in service & have the highest integrity.

Our History

Since 1996 our family has been meeting the needs of grieving families with dignity, respect and compassion. This commitment to others has resulted in us becoming leading funeral directors in Southern California. We are also the only Mortuary that serves both People & Pets. We offer our family’s service to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We hope this information will help you and your family to make the right decision in planning services. We realize that every family has unique requirements and that this website may not answer all of your questions. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any special requests or concerns.

Our CARING Staff

  • Manny Godoy

    Manny Godoy Owner/Funeral Director

    Manny has been serving the Funeral Industry since 1996. He is a seasoned Funeral Director, Embalmer and a Bereavement Minister ordained by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is involved in a number of community organizations and local charities in Southern California that assist homeless youth, community emergency preparedness, LGBTQ and other social justice issues. Manny lives in Azusa with his partner, Rocky and two daughters, Evelyn and Tilly.

  • Rocky Bautista

    Rocky Bautista Owner/Service Director

    Rocky started in Funeral Service in 2011 and has comforted thousands of families during their loss. He is familiar with the needs of the diverse families we serve. From customs, traditions and cultures or creating a meaningful Celebration of Life.

  • Lola the Bereavement Pug

    Lola the Bereavement Pug Grief Therapy Dog

    Most people might not expect to see a dog in a funeral home, but there really couldn’t be a better environment for man’s best friend. The healing power of therapy dogs has shown that a few minutes of petting a dog can result in an increase in “feel good” hormones such as serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin. This proves that therapy dogs can offer both emotional and physical comfort to those suffering a loss.
    Lola also is the face to our Pet Loss Service. She accompanies pets that are in our care to our pet crematory or final place of rest.

  • Andrea Batista

    Andrea Batista Pre-Need Director/Pet Loss Director

    Andrea is a 3rd generation Azusan who is actively involved in the community. She and her husband have 3 daughter and are parishioners of St. Louise de Marillac in Covina. Andrea is a licensed Life Insurance Agent and can assist you in Pre-Planning your services and end of life decisions.

  • Tazi Martinez

    Tazi Martinez Funeral Director

    Tazi is currently a Mortuary Science student at Cypress College. She is new to funeral service and is working towards becoming a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

  • Monty the Mortuary Cat

    Monty the Mortuary Cat In Loving Memory

    To many, Monty was known for hanging around the Mortuary and as being a very dear companion to Lola the Bereavement Pug. Monty and Lola have greeted hundreds of families over the years as they have come in to make funeral arrangements.
    Monty passed away in December of 2017.