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Our Caring Staff


ANTHONY  D.  GARCIA

ANTHONY D. GARCIA

Chief Executive Office & Funeral Director

Anthony D. Garcia is our CEO  He really enjoys caring, honor, and for the families and the person who has passed away with the upmost professionalism, respect they deserve.  Anthony’s goals are for his staff  to treat everyone like family. We also expect the staff to show high integrity.     

Anthony has an a great background in management in may different types of professions.  Anthony was a supervisor mechanic for Mesa Airlines, then became supervisor and foremen at Central Consolidated School District in New Mexico.  Anthony was also a Supervisor for the City of Farmington Parks and Recreation Department for years before relocating to Grand Junction.  Anthony was also an engineer at San Juan Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital. He has worked with multi state and local agents to insure his operations are always in compliance and in order. 

In Anthony’s spare time you will find him spending time with his family. You may also find him on the trails riding his horses or traveling around.  Anthony is an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan.

Email: AnthonyGarcia@GrandValleyFuneral.com


KARLENE  GARCIA

KARLENE GARCIA

Chief Financial Office & Funeral Director

Karlene is our Chief Financial Office.  Karlene is a very caring person and strives to give families she services 100 percent quality service, she feels each family is different and they have their own customs, traditions or beliefs.  Karlene feels It's our job to guide families through the funeral planning process with ease.  She most of all feels families shouldn't have to be taken advantage of with high funeral home charges.  Karlene and her family took over ownership and her goal was to provide affordable quality burial or cremation services to our community. 

Karlene has a great background in management, finances and marketing. She was with Advertising Ideas as their General Manger of operations for over 15 years.  Karlene then became the Office Manger and medical biller for the top Physical Therapy business in Farmington New Mexico. Her skills with customer service and caring for people is a great asset to families she comes in contact with. 

In Karlene’s spare time you see her hang out with family and friends and going horse back riding on her horses. Her family comes first.

Email: KarleneGarcia@GrandValleyFuneral.com


BERT  &  MARY  GARCIA

BERT & MARY GARCIA

Emeritus Funeral Director's

Mr. & Mrs. Garcia, have been around and cared for families with the upmost.  They have great experience, knowledge, compassion and understanding.  They feel families should be treated all the same, and should receive 100 percent quality service, care, compassion and respect for sometime.  They honored and still enjoy interacting with families whom we are serving.  Mr. Garcia also served in the United States Military during the Korean War. 

Mr. and Mrs. Garcia still work around the funeral homes with their family.  They also still work on funeral services or viewings.  As one of our sayings is "Our Family, Serving Yours".   

In Mr. & Mrs. Garcia spare time they enjoy traveling, spending time with their children and grandchildern also doing all kind of outdoor activities.

Email: Info@GrandValleyFuneral.com


DAVID  GORDON

DAVID GORDON

Funeral Director & Embalmer

David is one of our Funeral Directors and Embalmers.  He has been in the funeral industry for over 23 years.  He is a caring person that also believes families should be treated with the upmost care and respect.  David feels funeral service was a calling for him. He takes great pride in his work. 

David is familiar with all aspect of funeral service, he started his career at Olingers Funeral Homes which operates 9 locations in Denver, Colorado.  David had then moved to Grand Junction and began working at Martin Mortuary where he served families for 19 years.  David was also served in the United States Military.  David became part of the Grand Valley Funeral Homes team in January 2015.  We are happy to have him as one of our staff members. 

In David’s spare time you’ll find him spending time with his family and friends.  David also plays guitar and sings in a local band which he has made a CD.

Email: DavidGordon@GrandValleyFuneral.com


RIK  VASQUEZ

RIK VASQUEZ

Funeral Director


Email: RikVasquez@GrandValleyFuneral.com


Dana L Hergenreder Jr.

Dana L Hergenreder Jr.

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Dana is a Funeral Director/Embalmer.  He has been in the funeral industry for 10 years.  Dana is a 3rd generation Funeral Director.  A 2010 graduate of New Mexico State University – Alamogordo, a 2011 Graduate of Dallas institute of Funeral Service. A licensed funeral service practitioner FSP-934.  Dana has known he wanted to be a Funeral Director since Junior High.  During high school he worked the job co-op program at the local cemetery digging graves and setting up head stones.  He still loves to be working in the field of his passion.

 Dana is proficient in all aspects of the funeral industry. He started his career in New Mexico at Alamogordo Funeral Home which operates four locations in New Mexico.  He then moved to Grand Junction Colorado to work at Martin Mortuary where he served families as a Funeral Director/Embalmer and pre-need specialist.  Dana proudly became a part of the Grand Valley Funeral home team in May of 2017.  On his spare time Dana enjoys fishing, hiking, snowshoeing. Working on and driving his four-wheel drive jeep on the off-road trails in the Colorado Mountains.



TRISHA  MARTINEZ

TRISHA MARTINEZ

Funeral Director



JARED  PATZER

JARED PATZER

Family Service Counselor


Email: JaredPatzer@GrandValleyFuneral.com


LACI  SKINNER

LACI SKINNER

Office Assistant & Funeral Care Associate

Laci is one of our part time employee who assistants the Funeral Directors and Management with all aspects of funeral service.  We are thankful to have her be part of our  Grand Valley Funeral Homes team.

Email: Admin@GrandValleyFuneral.com


MERL  MORRIS

MERL MORRIS

Funeral Care Associate

Merl is one of our part time employee who assists the Funeral Directors and Management with all aspects of funeral service.  We are thankful to have him be part of our Grand Valley Funeral Homes team.


Email: Admin@GrandValleyFuneral.com


COREY  DARRELL

COREY DARRELL

Funeral Care Assistant



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