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Anthony D. Garcia

Anthony D. Garcia

Chief Executive Officer & Funeral Director

Anthony D. Garcia is the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Grand Valley funeral Homes.      

Anthony has a background in management and supervision.  some of his experience and qualifications include working as a supervisor over  mechanics for Mesa Airlines;  supervisor for Central Consolidated School District in New Mexico; and field foreman for the City of Farmington Parks and Recreation Department prior to 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. Anthony enjoys working with the people and wants to assure our community that all will be treated with honor and respect.  


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: grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com


Karlene Garcia

Karlene Garcia

Chief Financial Office & Funeral Director

Karlene is the Chief Financial Officer and Owner.  Karlene is a very caring person and strives to give the families she services 100 percent. She knows every family is different and may have their own customs, traditions or beliefs.  Karlene feels it's our job to help guide families through the funeral planning process and assist them through their time of grief. Our goal is to provide families an affordable service that will offer a caring and personal experience to assure the families that their loved one will be safe and treated with dignity and respect. 


Karlene has a great background in management, finances and marketing. She worked with an advertising company in New Mexico called  Advertising Ideas as their General Manger of operations for over 15 years.  Karlene then became the Office Manager responsible for all medical billing for a Physical Therapy facility in Farmington, New Mexico. 


In Karlene’s spare time she likes to hang out with family and friends, horse back riding and spending time with her grandchildren. Her family is very important to her and understands all families deserve the compassion and respect to honor their loved one.



Email: grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com


Anthony  “T.J.”  Garcia

Anthony “T.J.” Garcia

Consultant of Funeral Operations

Anthony “T.J.” Garcia has been in Funeral Service most of his life. T.J. is also currently a Firefighter in the Denver Metro area.  He has worked in the medical field as an E.M.T. for San Regional Medical Center on the ambulance service, and was also a Field Deputy Medical Investigator for the Office of the Medical Investigator in New Mexico and  T.J. is also a Deputy Coroner for a County on the Western Slope of Colorado.  He finds helping others in need or someone who has had a loved one die a personal calling for him.  According to T.J., the ability to provide a final act of service for someone’s loved one is one of the most fulfilling things in his life.  He is humbled and honored to be able to serve the families and people in need.  T.J., has great knowledge, experience and professionalism in the funeral industry and is able to share that with the each family he services.   


T.J., takes and has get pride in his work.  He worked for Small to Large Family Owned and Operated Funeral Home Companies.  He has also worked Corporation  company Funeral Homes.  While working for a corporate funeral home company T.J. quickly understood that the commission/bonus compensation of the corporate firms did not match his philosophy of supporting the bereaved.  He had a goal of creating a funeral homes where the primary goal is to serve the families of the deceased with support and compassion at affordable prices.   


When T.J. and his family took over ownership of Grand Valley Funeral Homes their goals are to provide high quality service, affordable burial and cremations options and a personalized funeral service. Most of all help and walk families through the process of a funeral arrangement and services according to there customs traditions and/or beliefs. 



In T.J.’s spare time you’ll find him spending time with family, friends and enjoying the great outdoors and being active.  T.J. mostly enjoys what the Great State of Colorado has to offer.



Email: grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com


Bert and Mary Garcia

Bert and Mary Garcia

Emeritus Funeral Director's

Mr. & Mrs. Garcia, are the parents of Anthony Garcia (Owner) and Jeannette (Funeral Director) are very supportive of the services provided by the funeral home and the staff. They have led by example in teaching their children to always respect others and be caring and compassionate towards everyone, no matter the situation. Mr. Garcia served in the United States Military during the Korean War and has been a proprietor of many businesses in his lifetime.  Mrs Garcia a homemaker also helped manage and operate the businesses they owned.  


Mr. & Mrs. Garcia have enjoyed traveling in their RV with friends, spending time with their children and grand children camping, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities.



Email: grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com


Scott Beilfuss

Scott Beilfuss

Pre-Need Director & Family Service Counselor

Scott is our Director of Pre-Planning.  Scott comes from a background of sales and management.  He enjoys walking people through pre-planning their funeral burial or cremation services.  Scott feels each burial or cremation service should be personalized to the individual. 


Scotts was Executive Sales Associate for Jostens Company for over 23 years where he was oversaw a multi state territory before joining our team a few years ago.  Scott has been a great asset to Grand Valley Funeral Homes with his marketing and sales background.  Scott is involved in multiple organizations and groups in Mesa County and the State of Colorado.  He is  licensed to sell insurance and pre-planning packages with National Guardian Life and United Heritage Insurance Companies. 



Scott likes traveling and spending time with his family in his spare time. 



Email: grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com


David Gordon

David Gordon

Emeritus Funeral Director & Embalmer

David is one of our Funeral Directors and Embalmers.  He has been in the funeral industry for over 28 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 Olinger’s 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 2014.  We are happy to have him as one of our staff members.  David is now one of Emeritus Funeral Director's and Embalmer.


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: grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com


Jeannette Ulibarri

Jeannette Ulibarri

Funeral Director

Jeannette has worked in the funeral Business for about 5 years in New Mexico and Colorado.  Her career began in health care and education working with pediatric and geriatric patients in rehabilitation in physical therapy. She is active with her church and participates in many ministries including music, funeral services, Lectoring, Eucharistic, and visiting the home bound.  Jeannette is compassionate and always willing to help others in their time of need. Jeannette is married to Mario and they have a farm in Northern New Mexico. their son Thomas lives in Seattle, employed by the Seattle Seahawks as a strength and conditioning assistant coach.  


She loves spending time with family and friends and they spend a lot of time outdoors hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and traveling.  In her spare time she enjoys playing her guitar and singing at her church; and special events for family and friends.



Email: grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com


Rik Vasquez

Rik Vasquez

Funeral Director


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Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez

Funeral Director


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Matthew Fischer

Matthew Fischer

Funeral Director


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'Allie'

"Allie"

Greeter & Grief Assistant

Allie is our little 17 year old grief therapy dog.  Allie is a very friendly eight pound Yorkshire Terrier and is equally comfortable with children and adults.  Allie is full of compassion and just enjoys meeting new people. She might even smile at you.  


She can usually be found lounging in the reception areas or greeting families and visitors when they enter the funeral homes.  Allie spends her leisure time with her family and playing with her toys.


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