Douglas has been a part of Marana Mortuary & Cemetery since 2013, but he has been in the funeral service industry for nearly 40 years. He spent his childhood in New York and attended Arizona State University, where he earned degrees in business administration and education. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Management. An avid sailor, Doug enjoys scuba diving and spending time with his wife.
Jim has been in the Funeral industry since 1987 and has lived in the Marana area since 2004. He is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and cremationist. He graduated mortuary college in 1993 and worked for a local funeral home in Tucson for 18 years as a manager/supervisor. Jim has been with Marana Mortuary Cemetery since January 2019. He was active in the 4H community and was a volunteer for the swine project . His youngest daughter showed swine and cattle (Dairy and Beef). He has a total of 7 children and 8 grandchildren. He loves spending time with his family and friends.
Lori is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremationist and has been in the funeral business for over 30 years. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Kansas City Kansas School of Mortuary Science. She spent many years working in Connecticut before moving to Tucson in 2006.
She is the owner to Gracie, who can often be found sleeping in the office. In her spare time Lori loves to travel, both in the states and internationally.
Michelle started her career in hospital administration after she graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in Kinesiology in 2000. When she moved to Tucson in 2008 with her family from Chicago, IL, she started in home health care.
Michelle worked her way up the home health ladder and was the director of a home health care company in Tucson. After the loss of her father in 2010, her family had an unacceptable experience with the entire funeral process. Michelle decided to set a new benchmark for funeral services and not let any family go through what she went through with hers. She has now been in the funeral business since December 2011.
Michelle received her cremationist license in October 2017, and enjoys working with families and helping them through this time in their lives. When not working, she likes to spend time with her two children, husband, family and friends.
Diane has been in the funeral industry since 1996 and has lived in Marana since 2000. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma receiving her Bachelor degree in Mortuary Science in 1998. Diane started at Marana as a trade embalmer and eventually took on the roll of Prep Room Supervisor and completed cremation training for her cremation license. Diane is also a Preceptor for the mortuary school in Gilbert-Mesa. She enjoys smoking baby back ribs on long weekends and spending her down time with her family.
Heather is a arrangement coordinator and licensed cremationist. She was born in Tucson, AZ and spent a few years in Goshen, Indiana before moving back to Tucson and graduating from Marana High School. She is a mom to 3 wonderful kids and enjoys spending as much time as she can with them. Heather enjoys playing golf, softball and going on hikes.
Barb studied Criminal Justice at Washington State University and has worked in law enforcement, management, U.S. Bankruptcy Court and with special needs young adults until redirecting her career to the funeral industry where she specializes in assisting families through the arrangement process.
She is involved with several local volunteer groups involving therapy dog work, as well as a motorcycle group assisting abused and neglected children.
As an avid animal lover, she enjoys her fur family which includes greyhound rescues and a potbellied pig.
Ollie is the Crematory Operator for Marana Mortuary Cemetery. He has been
a cremationist for 5 years now and take my position here at Marana very seriously. He enjoys
knowing that his role is helping families get through these unfortunate and trying times as quickly as
possible. His focus is on being as thorough as one can possibly be to assure no mistakes are made during the cremation process, and he looks forward to a long career with this amazing establishment that was kind
enough to provide me with a fulfilling position. While not at work Ollie enjoys spending time with his
wonderful wife of 6 years, and caring for their menagerie of critters.