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.
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.
Roseburg Memorial Cemetery & Valley View Cemetery was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Jay started as General Manager at Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses in 2021. He is originally from Baltimore, MD. He is a fourth-generation funeral director. Jay has been licensed in Maryland, Florida and California. Jay is a graduate of Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. Jay is married to his wife Christine, the two have three children and two sons-in-law: Candace and Aaron, Tara and Tyler and Porter. In his free time, he hikes and watches sports.
Advance Planning Advisor
Mickey joined Roseburg Memorial Gardens and Chapel of the Roses to assist local families with their funeral needs.
Mickey holds dual licenses; Advance Planning Sales with the State of Oregon, as well as a Cemeterian License with the Oregon Mortuary & Cemetery Board.
She also works with families in both Roseburg Memorial Gardens and Valley View Cemetery to arrange their cemetery needs,
Mickey's motivation: "Providing peace of mind, and heart, for my families while they are dealing with an emotional situation."
In Mickey's free time she can be found by her husband's side; being a devoted Mother and Grandmother; designing metalwork; creating arts and crafts; reading; at the beach, mountains, or a hot rod show all while keeping her fur babies close.
Vince and his wife Stacy have been residents of Roseburg, Oregon for over 45 years where they have raised two sons and one daughter, and now have 3 grandchildren. Vince started at Roseburg Memorial in 1987. In his spare time Vince likes to deer and elk hunt, drag race his 1955 Chevy (definitely his pride possession) and riding sand toys but most of all spend time with his family.
Funeral and Cemetery Sales Manager
Michael Thress has been serving families at their time of need since 2012. He started in Family Service and currently is Sales Manager at Restlawn Memory Gardens and Mausoleum, Roseburg Memorial Park and Valley View Cemetery.
Michael graduated from Drexel University and has a Bachelor Degree in Finance. During his free time Michael likes to snowboard and golf.
“When I started in this industry I discovered my passion when I realized the invaluable service I provide – basically when death occurs, I give the family peace of mind by understanding ‘who to call, where to go, and what to do.”