J. Warren Funeral Services has many 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.
The Warrens have been serving the needs of Pinal County residents since 1953 when Janet Warren's father first took ownership of the Eloy Valley Chapel. After graduating from Mortuary School, Jerry Warren, who was born and raised in Eloy, and Janet took over the operation and began a lifetime of service to their community.
Over the decades, countless things have changed, including customs and technologies. While J. Warren Funeral Services has kept pace with these changes, the principles, ethics and philosophies upon which it was built have remained steadfast.
J. Warren Funeral Services is now a third generation family-owned business. Jerry and Janet's son, Brandon, has been working as a funeral director in the family business for nearly twenty years. Their daughter, Tressii, also works for the firm. Even the couple's grandchildren have started to get involved-the beginning of a fourth generation.
As the business grew, they acquired "Cole & Maud" funeral homes in Casa Grande and Coolidge, now known as The Gardens Chapel Cole & Maud on Florence Boulevard and Peart Road, and Cole & Maud Coolidge Chapel.
Since 2000, the firm has owned and operated the Mt. View Cemetery in Casa Grande. Built adjacent to the cemetery in 2009, the Mt. View Chapel and Crematorium, features a state of the art crematory and preparation room, the only one of its kind in Pinal County.
In 2013, The Serenity Gardens Chapel was added to the cemetery. This features a cremation garden, granite pavilion, water feature and an above-ground mausoleum.
The addition of The Gardens Chapel in 2004 allowed the Warrens to better serve large group events. The chapel alone is large enough to accommodate 150 people and has been the location for celebrations of life, church services and weddings.
Adjoining the chapel, in 2013 The Memory Garden was added. It is a 1900 square foot facility which provides expanded seating capacity and catering services to provide even more opportunities for gatherings. This facility, with a garden and patio, is open to families and local businesses for a variety of events, including celebrations of life, wedding receptions, christenings and company dinners.
All of these amenities allow J. Warren Funeral Services to provide the families in the community a level of service above their expectations. They are committed to the continuation of their renowned service to ensure that they will remain in that position of trust.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
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.
J. Warren Funeral Services was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible. Together, we make this place amazing.
Born in Casa Grande and raised in Eloy, Jerry is a graduate of Santa Cruz Valley Union High School. He attended Mesa Community College and Central Arizona College. He took his apprenticeship at Valley Chapel in Eloy for two years before attending the California College of Mortuary Science at Los Angeles, where he obtained his Associate of Arts degree. He served as a volunteer with the Eloy Fire Department for 25 years and is a member of the Eloy Lions Club and the Casa Grande Rotary Club. He is a Past President of both the Funeral Directors Association of Arizona and the National Association of Approved Morticians. Always in the service of his community, Jerry leads the J. Warren team with a lifetime of experience, integrity and compassion.
Janet was born in Tucson but grew up behind the Valley Chapel Funeral Home in Eloy, which her father built and acquired in 1953. It was only natural for here to go into the funeral business herself. She and Jerry are committed to the excellence and trust the community expects and deserves. She serves on various local committees and boards. She and Jerry were selected business owners of the year for 2013 by the Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce.
Rhonda is an Arizona native and a graduate of the Mortuary Science Program at Cypress College in California. Rhonda joined J. Warren in 2009, and is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and cremation specialist, with more than twenty-five years of experience in the funeral industry. She has three sons and seven grandchildren. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys crocheting and quilting, in addition to many other arts and crafts.
Jennifer was born in Tucson, and has lived in Arizona all of her life. She is a Funeral Director and embalmer intern at the Casa Grande locations. Jennifer has three sons and enjoys spending time with them, especially when they play football. Jennifer and her partner, Stephan Novak, enjoy listening to music and going to concerts. They are avid fans of U of A (Bear Down) and the San Diego Chargers. She loves dogs and has four of them!
Kristin was born in Wisconsin but when she married Al who was in the service, she moved to North Carolina, New Jersey and Korea. When he retired they settled in New Jersey until moving to Arizona in 2000. Since then she acquired a real estate license and a life insurance license. Her experience in customer service, public relations and sales has been useful since she joined the staff at J. Warren in 2012. She enjoys meeting with and advising people in the community, helping them with their pre-planning. Very active in Toastmasters, on the Board of the Santa Cruz Valley Historic Museum, she has one son and two grandchildren.
Bill was born in Chicago, Illinois. He, and his wife Mary Lou made Arizona their home in 2006. They have three children, and three grandchildren. Bill brings his vast experience of working with others to his position of advanced funeral planning. Some of these experiences have included hospitality promotion, business ownership (3x), cemeterian (served in cemeteries both in Seattle and Tucson) and social work. He’s a long-standing member of The Knights of Columbus, and enjoys sports, video productions and his children.
Kacee is one of our Cemetery Specialists at the Mt. View location in Casa Grande. She also works with Cynthia, our event and catering manager, doing both cooking and catering. She has two young daughters, Wrylee and Wraygan. An Arizona Native, she was born in Chander, AZ. Kacee has her associate’s degree in applied science, and has studied criminology.
Brenda was born in Bourne, Massachusetts, and started her own cleaning business in 1983. In 1996, when Brenda and her husband moved to Arizona, she continued her business as owner/operator. Brenda has worked as a housekeeper for J. Warren Funeral Services since 2003 and has great pride in what she does to keep J. Warren locations clean and organized. Brenda has also worked as a florist designer, and occasionally helps out at Janet's Flower Shop in Eloy. Brenda and her husband have two children and nine grandchildren. She loves serving her church, enjoys sewing, beading, camping, hiking and spending time with her family.
Val was born and raised in Eloy and is an integral part of the Eloy, Coolidge and Florence communities. He has worked in the funeral industry for more than twenty years. Val joined J. Warren in 2009, in Coolidge, at the Cole and Maude Chapel, but he also serves all of the J. Warren funeral homes. He assists at the local churches, participates in various programs and takes part in helping with fund-raisers for the local, underprivileged children. Val is married, is the father of three, and he has eleven grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys photography and lapidary.
Carina was born in Chicago, Illinois, but has lived in Casa Grande for the past 10 years. She is married to Miguel and they have two small children, Aneles and Nicholas. Her favorite activites include spending time with her family, and she loves assisting her husband who is the coach of the children's baseball team.
Nan was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and moved to Arizona in 1999. She joined J Warren in 2003. Her background includes accounting for the State of Texas Purchasing Department, the Texas Association of Counties and US Natural Resources. Nan was a member of the Miami-Copper Cities Rotary Club in Miami, AZ. She is married and has two step-children and one grandchild.
Originally from Texas (birthplace Abilene), Dalton moved to Arizona in 2008. He and his wife Brittany both work, so their family time is very important to them. Dalton also has a 6 year old son named Adrian. Dalton enjoys spending time with his family, and is an outdoor's man who likes rock climbing and hiking.
Kelly is an Arizona native and was born in Show Low. She enjoys volunteering in veteran outreach programs, nationwide. Programs that provide needed services to veterans and their families. Kelly has a great sense of humor and enjoys spending time with her family and, of course, making them laugh!