Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

100k
legacies honored
100
years in business
300k
moments remembered

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

England Family Mortuary began as a dream many years ago in Long Beach, CA. EFM manager, Joshua, and his father, Greg, worked part-time for a local funeral home and often were assigned to work on the same funeral. “We talked about how nice it would be to some day own our own funeral home and work full time together.”

At that time, Joshua was in college, coaching his high school’s varsity baseball and soccer teams while Greg pastored a church full time. The idea was a dream at best.

Joshua graduated from college and went to work full time for a prominent funeral home in Los Angeles. In time he moved to Temecula to be closer to his fiancé, knowing they would make their home in the Temecula Valley. He continued to work full time as a funeral director and the dream was still a dream.

In February 2007, the dream took on reality as we had the opportunity to purchase the land and building of the mortuary where Joshua worked. Completely renovating the facility, England Family Mortuary opened for business in June of that year.

Greg resigned after 30 years of pastoring churches to move to Winchester and worked full time with Joshua. The dream literally became reality. Janice England also left a teaching career to work with her husband and son as a pre-need counselor, making this truly a family venture. She continued her education and became licensed by the state as a Funeral Director making her the third member of the family with that license in the summer of 2008.

With our combined 100+ years of experience in dealing with families in grief, we bring to the funeral profession a heart-felt desire to minister to our families as they walk through this process. The interior of our mortuary has a distinct “at home” fell to it and we are very intentional in our desire to uses this profession as a ministry to honor God.

Our initial staff of 4 has grown to a 16 trained, compassionate, professionals as we continued to be the first choice in funeral homes for thousands of families in the Temecula Valley. We now own and operate our very own state of the art crematory as well, so for the families that choose cremation services, their loved one never leaves our care.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Joshua England

Joshua England

Managing Funeral Director, Crematory Manager
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Greg England

Greg England

Licensed Funeral Director, Crematory Operator, Pastoral Care Director
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Janice England

Janice England

Licensed Funeral Director & Pre-Need Counselor
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Winston England

Winston England

Registered Therapy Dog
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Donna Lent

Donna Lent

Office Manager
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Trudee Betsill

Trudee Betsill

Financial Manager / Arrangement Counselor
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Tina DeHaan

Tina DeHaan

Embalmer
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Chris Hartle

Chris Hartle

Funeral Assistant, Memorial Specialist
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Paul Nowlin

Paul Nowlin

Pre-Need Manager
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Howard Cunningham

Howard Cunningham

Pre-Need Counselor, Funeral Assistant, Community Liaison
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Miriam Droke

Miriam Droke

Crematory Office Manager, Crematory Operator, Funeral Assistant
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Charlene Swearingen

Charlene Swearingen

Crematory Operator
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Debbie Huffman

Debbie Huffman

Funeral Assistant
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Thomas McKenzie

Thomas McKenzie

Funeral Assistant
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Tim  Riter

Tim Riter

Funeral Assistant, Pastoral Care
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