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Melody Eddings

Melody Eddings

Funeral Director #541 / Embalmer #7955 In 2016 we were fortunate to find Melody, a licensed funeral director and embalmer with over 30 years of experience in the funeral industry. She is a graduate of Cypress College of Mortuary Science in southern California. Melody meets with families at need to…...

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Ben Sivils

Funeral Director #2320 / Embalmer #8783 Born and raised in Turlock, Ben began his funeral service career at Allen Mortuary in 1994 and trained alongside our founder William Allen. He received his degree in mortuary science at Mt. Hood College in Gresham, OR and is a licensed funeral director and…...

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Veronica Munoz

Veronica initially came to us a part-time “temp”, but she quickly proved herself invaluable, and was hired permanently in 2009. Her gentle and soothing demeanor is a blessing to families who walk in our door. Veronica is fluent in English and Spanish.  She holds a Law Review Certificate from the…...

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Jacob Ward

Jacob started working for Allen Mortuary on a part-time, on-call schedule assisting with driving and services. After graduating from California State University, Stanislaus with a B.S. in Anthropology, he started working daily in the office, learning all aspects of the funeral industry. His calm demeanor and professional manner is always…...

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Laurie Walters

As a member of the Allen family and with extensive experience in her field, Laurie is a true asset to Allen Mortuary. She works behind the scenes in administration, accounting, HR/payroll, software and systems support. Her smile and friendly personality are always a welcome sight in the office. Laurie graduated…...

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Sarah Reed

Sarah is our apprentice at Allen Mortuary. She received her A.S. degree in Mortuary Science from American River College in Sacramento and has a Funeral Arranger Certificate from the CFDA. She also holds an Associate Degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Modesto Jr. College. Sarah is a busy mother…...

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Holly Strickland-Barragan

Also employed by Precoa (The PreNeed Company of America), Holly represents Allen Mortuary and meets with families on- and off-site to arrange final expense life insurance and any preplanning needs. She has been representing us since 2013 and is entirely familiar with all operations and can answer any possible questions…...

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Matthew Testo

Matthew was born and raised in Tracy, attended Modesto Jr. College, and has a B.S. from UC Santa Cruz. He initially started part-time working memorial services and doing removals for our families in 2019. We are happy to announce that Matt is now Allen Mortuary’s newest full-time Funeral Arranger....

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James Gehrke

James Gehrke is originally from Michigan and made California his home in 2006. He has a BS in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible College. James and his wife Erin have four kids who keep them on their toes daily. James has worked at Allen Mortuary for the past 10 years…...

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