History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Thank you for visiting Foothill Funeral and Cremation.  It has been the honor and privilege of 4 generations of the Foothill family to serve Serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino & Riverside Counties.  At Foothill Funerals, we are family focused.  When we take your loved one into our care, it is our commitment to you and your family that we will serve your needs with care and compassion, providing the highest quality service. Our professional care experts will guide you through this challenging time and help you with each step of the process.  It is our goal to be sure your loved one is celebrated and remembered with a true celebration of their life.

Our Valued Staff

  • Manny Godoy

    Manny Godoy, Founder, Funeral Director, Embalmer

    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 & Apprentice Embalmer

    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.

  • Tazi Martinez

    Tazi Martinez, Mortuary Manager, Funeral Director, Embalmer

    Tazi has been serving the community for five years. She is a graduate from Cypress College Mortuary Science program, she is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She works closely with families with arranging funeral services along with caring and preparing loved ones in the most compassionate way possible. She is a Fur mom to a cat named Nimh and a snake named Al Dente. She enjoys her time away on excursions and finding new unconventional things to do.

  • 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.

  • Sam Sanchez

    Sam Sanchez, Funeral Arrangement Counselor, Mortuary Science Student

    Sam is a Mortuary Science Student, aspiring Funeral Director and Embalmer. She is a Fur Mother to two hamsters, Sir Didymus, Ambrosius and a guinea pig, Fluffy. She enjoys her time away antiquing and crafting. Sam is one of our funeral arrangers who is fluent in ASL and is readily available with helping grieving families during their time of need.

  • 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.