Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

In 1942, Bert M. Ullrey & his son Burwell W. Ullrey co-founded Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Construction for the chapel began in November 1941 and Opened February 22, 1942. Bert Ullrey served as Sutter County Sheriff from 1930 to 1942. Burwell W. Ullrey served as Sutter County Coroner from 1942 to 1958.

In 1946 Walter Ullrey joined the family business as a funeral director & embalmer working until 2005.

In 1970, Burwell L. Ullrey joined the family business. He is the third generation of the Ullreys to operate the business. 

In 1981, Damon Ullrey joined the family business. He is the fourth generation of Ullreys to operate the business. He now serves as operating manager for the firm.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Burwell L.  Ullrey

Burwell L. Ullrey

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Damon  Ullrey

Damon Ullrey

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Randolph  Deas

Randolph Deas

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Sonja Nix

Sonja Nix

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Gary Chapin

Gary Chapin

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Dena Wicklund

Dena Wicklund

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Lindsey Kuchik

Lindsey Kuchik

Embalmer

Our location.

Learn exactly where we are, plus how and when to arrive.