Who We Are
Our professional staff has years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. We are leaders in our profession, with dedication to service and professional integrity.
When we sit down with a family, our shared goal is to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. We offer them a wide variety of services and products, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
Dan White circa 1925,
west of current location
In 1917, White's Funeral Home was founded by Dan and Grace White, and is now in its third generation of continuous service and Serving All Faiths.
Dan White, a Missouri native, began his career in the historical combination furniture and undertaking business. Preferring the opportunity to help families who have experienced a death, Dan became an undertaker only, eventually a lifelong experience.
In 1926, like many funeral establishments at that time, he started an ambulance service. Owning a vehicle, which could be used to carry a casket horizontally or the placement of a guerney, they served all neighboring communities. Even today, decades later, many share stories of newborn mothers being returned home at no charge from hospitals where they gave birth.
Families have individual needs, whether burial, entombment, cremation or shipment anywhere in the world. Our prices are fully itemized to ensure payment is made only for the services personally selected by the family. However, for ease of selection, packages are offered to families who select a casket from our wide offerings. Regardless of the disposition, the choices should be meaningful and comfortably affordable.
White's Funeral Home, recipient of the international Order of Golden Rule Public Approval Award, has also received the Outstanding Service Award from the California Funeral Directors Association. The White family and mortuary staff has been affiliated with numerous civic, fraternal, religious, county, state and national organizations. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU."
Jason R. Vachal, Managing Partner
George White, Service Director/Ambassador
George Burdette White, oldest grandson of founders Dan and Grace White, attended local schools in Glendora and Azusa, and was one of the first graduating classes from Azusa High School in 1959.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the US Army, he returned to the family business working with the ambulance service and hospital/party supply businesses.
Known as "Burdette" prior to the US Army and later "George", he graduated from California College of Mortuary Science (Los Angeles) and began his career at the Los Angeles County Coroner Office where he retired as a senior investigator. Married to Rose Marie, they have been long time residents of Azusa.
Following his retirement, George returned to White's where his assistance and expertise has been invaluable. He directs almost every funeral ceremony and service with great attention to every detail.
George remains active with the Boy Scouts, teaching rock climbing and assisting with merit badge achievement. His grandson is an Eagle Scout.
Andrea Batista, Lead Administrator
Dorothy Eads, Advanced Planning Specialist
Dorothy Eads is on-staff as an Advanced Planning Specialist. She has established herself in the industry with over ten years of experience.
Meeting families and sharing an intimate part of their lives, helping to design their final wishes and relieving their families of the task is a most rewarding career for her.
Working in the Azusa area for White's Funeral Home is a pleasure. The close-knit community atmosphere and longtime establishment of White's Funeral Home makes meeting with families and community groups a gratifying effort.
Dorothy is a native Southern Californian and resides close by with her family.
Jim Anger, Ambassador
Jim is a proud Vietnam Veteran who served with The United States Navy. He graduated from Mortuary Science College in 1965 and has 42 years of experience, in helping families. He is a member of the local VFW and of the Bonneville 200 MPH Motorcycle Club.
Isaac Meeker, Service Director