About Rose Mortuary & Crematory

The Staff At Rose Mortuary & Crematory

 

When you need to turn to someone…it is comforting to know something about that person. Rose Mortuary's professional staff represents many years of experience and care giving.

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Jordan & Tamara 

Owner's/Funeral Director's

Jordan and Tamara purchased Rose Mortuary from Tamara's parents, Roger & Gina Lori on January 1st, 2009. Tamara & Jordan have grown up in the funeral industry and have learned from the best, their family. The Lori and Vradenburg family have been serving the Coachella Valley for over 45 years. Tamara was voted young Funeral Professional Of The Year in 2001 and also served as Treasurer for the Kern County Funeral Director's Association. Together, Jordan and Tamara make a great team and are focused on maintaining a family atmosphere in the funeral home. They have four children, two boys and two girls. They have a passion for what they do and will vow to make sure that your wishes are handled in a professional manner and with the utmost respect.

Henry López
Funeral Director

Henry has been a licensed Funeral Director for over 30 years. He has a passion for serving his community. He is bilingual and highly knowledgeable about Mexican culture and funeral services.

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Amber Waldron
Funeral Assistant

Amber has 10 years experience in the funeral industry. She started her career in mortuary/coroner transport. She received her diploma from Stratford University where she studied Funeral Service Education. Amber has found her true calling in life. She had her first child, a son, in December 2014 and her second son October, 2018.

A farm girl from Nebraska, she went to airline school and landed in New York to work for an airline company for seven years. After a brief retirement to raise her children, now two grown sons, she went on to work at a funeral home in New York for nineteen years where she served as office manager for 2 of their 5 locations. She and her husband moved to Palm Springs in 1999 where she continued employment in the funeral industry. In 2005 she came to work for Rose Mortuary.

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Ardi Garnett

Certificate Clerk

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Alex Gorman

Funeral Assistant

 

Alex is a longtime native to the Coachella Valley. She started working at Rose Mortuary & Crematory in 2020 as a Funeral Assistant. She is married and has 1 daughter. She is known for her kind and compassionate personality. She is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her family and her Chihuahua, Taquito.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ed Sudderth
Assistant Manager

Ed Sudderth joined Rose Mortuary in 2019. Ed has been a Funeral Director for 30 years and has managed large funeral home in the Seattle, Wa. area. He loves to play all kinds of sports during his free time. Ed was a past Exhaulted Ruler for the Lakes City Elks Club #1800. He was also a special Olympics ski instructor for 7 years. He is driven to serve people and enjoys the friends he makes along the way.

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       Bobby Waldron

   Crematory Operator

Bobby joined the Rose Mortuary team in 2021. When he is not at work, he spends his time restoring old cars, watching science fiction movies and spending time with his wife and 4 children. 

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James Perry

Funeral Assistant

James joined the Rose Mortuary team in 2021 after moving to the Coachella Valley from the Midwest. He is currently doing his apprenticeship to become a licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director. 

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Connie Swain
Funeral Assistant

Connie Swain is the newest member of Rose Mortuary, joining the team in 2022.  Connie has been in the funeral industry for 9 years.  A native Californian, she was born in the Imperial Valley, she has 1 child, a son, 1 grandson, 1 granddaughter and an amazing daughter in-law who are Connie's heart and soul. Connie is a homebody and has a creative side enjoying writing poetry, viewing unique artwork and reading mostly supernatural stories. Her favorite authors are Anne Rice, Stephen King and Dean Koontz.