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."
George White, Service Director/Ambassador
George Burdette White, oldest grandson of founders Dan and Grace White, has recently retired after many years of service to White's Funeral Home.
He will be spending his time with his family and continuing his service to the Boy Scouts of America.
Andrea Batista, Lead Administrator/Counselor
Andrea is a 3rd Generation Native of Azusa. She and her family are proud citizens of the city of Azusa. She enjoys spending time with her family and being involved in the community.
Dorothy Eads, Advanced Planning Specialist
Dorothy Eads is our Advanced Planning Specialist with FDLIC. 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.
Kathy Pena, Ambassador
Kathy is a student of Mortuary Sciences at Cypress College. She is local to the foothills community.
Manny Godoy, Managing Partner
Manny is a veteran funeral director and embalmer as well as a Presiding Minister of Bereavement through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is a father of two daughters and is involved in numerous charties and non-profit organizations in Southern California. Manny is now a resident of Azusa and he looks forward to being an active part of the Foothill communities.
Isaac Meeker, Ambassador
Katie Quirk, Funeral Director/Ambassador