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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.