History & Staff

We have 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.

Our History

Our History

Desert Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has served the needs of the Inland Empire for over four decades.  We are proud to be a family owned funeral home and cemetery.

We are pleased to offer a beautiful chapel on-site within the cemetery grounds. We officially opened on September 1, 2004.  Our chapel and reception room help to enhance the comfort and convenience we can provide to you and your family throughout the entire arrangement and service experience.

Our cemetery also features the Garden of Angels, a special place where abandoned babies are buried.

Other completed projects include the placement of four granite statues: Christ with Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Praying Hands, and an Angel. All the statues are life-size or larger.

We have added a state-of-the art casket room and cremation room, to help ease some of the burden in making the decision of choosing a casket. It is intended to take away the shock and hardship in making this important choice. The casket room also lets you choose personalization within the caskets, vaults, register books, floral arrangements, music and even DVD tributes. It gives you ideas to help make the funeral more meaningful.

Our cremation room is also designed to make funeral/cremation decisions easier. It helps creates more meaningful memorials and can build a memorial service to be more about the person, and their life. The room gives ideas as to final disposition of cremated remains and different ways to celebrate a person's life. The room is designed to help in floral arrangements, register books, and memorial tributes. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Nellie Hernandez

    Nellie Hernandez, Receptionist

  • Dee  Anderson

    Dee Anderson, Family Service Supervisor

    Dee has been in the mortuary/cemetery business since 1991. Fifteen years prior to her coming into the field she was a hospital social worker. One of her areas of responsibilities was to meet and counsel families of patients who were terminally ill. She helped them through the steps of of having to make final arrangements. She was always shocked at how few people were prepared for their final arrangements and their lack of knowledge of what needed to be done.So for Dee, it was a natural transition into the mortuary business. She wanted to devote her full time to helping people through the steps of grief and to help with completing their arrangements. She can assist families at their time of need and also help plan prearrangements both in the mortuary and cemetery.

  • Maria Castro

    Maria Castro, arranger