When my husband passed away it was a very emotional time. My family and I came to the funeral home and we were accepted with open arms. Much had to be done and accomplished. Good memories during such a difficult time, and that means a lot to our family.
Stan Stobierski — Owner and President
Stan graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in NY. He holds a New York funeral director license, an Arizona funeral director license as well as an Arizona Life Producer Insurance Agent license and Arizona Cremationist license. Stan is past president of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association and served on the first Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two daughters, Tara and Sherri, who are both involved in the family business.
Clent Walker — Manager
A native of Georgia, Clent graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. He also holds an Arizona Funeral Directors and Embalmers License, Arizona Life Producer Agent License and an Arizona Cremationist License. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Arizona Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Association. He also holds both a Georgia Funeral Director and Embalmer License. Clent and his wife, Pamela, and their son Joshua live in Spring Valley, Arizona.
Kathie Reis — Advance-Planning and Family Care
Kathie, a former Hospice Volunteer, is currently active in the Prescott and Prescott Valley Chambers of Commerce, and is a member of the Prescott Power Partners and Prescott Spotlight Networking Organizations. Her personal ministry and passion is to educate all families and serve them during pre-planning stages. Her knowledge of mortuary and cemetery completes her understanding of all aspects of making arrangements. She is available to visit with you in the comfort of your own home or the office.
Charlene Weaver — Office Manager
Charlene has been a resident of the Prescott area for over 27 years. She is an active member of the Prescott Frontier Days.
Richard Prince — Licensed Cremationist and Intern
Richard graduated from Yavapai College with a degree in Cartography and Land Surveying. He is a native of Coupeville, and is a member of the American Legion and VFW. Richard and his wife have two children and one granddaughter.
Tara L. Kimzey — General Manager
A third generation Funeral Director, Tara joined the family business as a “Licensed” Funeral Director upon graduation from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. She also holds an Arizona Insurance License to fulfill pre-arranged funeral plans. Tara is Past-President of the Arizona Funeral Director’s Association and an active member of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
Sherri Deck — Office Manager and Administrator
Sherri joined the family business serving as Office Manager and Administrator for the Heritage Funeral Chapel located in Peoria where she currently resides.
Karen Davis — Administrative Assistant
Karen graduated from Brooks College in Long Beach, CA with a degree in Fashion Merchandising before making the transition into the Funeral Service industry. She currently resides in Laveen with her husband, Marcus, and their son.
Brenda Eisbach — Funeral and Cemetery Pre-Planning and Aftercare Specialist
Brenda is committed to helping families plan or tomorrow...today. Brenda has a deep commitment to provide information and to help educate families on the benefits of pre-planning funeral arrangements that was shaped by the very personal experience of losing her husband at an early age.
Deane A. Senn — Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Deane graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Ohio. He holds his funeral directors license in both Arizona and Ohio, as well as an insurance license in both states. Deane is a member of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He currently resides in Litchfield, where in his free time, he enjoys golfing.
Esmeralda Torrez — Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Esmeralda is a graduated of Mesa Community College program of Mortuary Science. She began her career with Heritage as a student in Mortuary Science, today Esmeralda is the manager of Sunwest Funeral Home. An active member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Arizona Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Association, Esmeralda also speaks and reads Spanish fluently. In her free time, Esmeralda enjoys traveling to Yuma where her boyfriend, Joseph serves as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
Annie Kemper — Administrative Assistant
Originally from Pittsburg, PA, Annie currently resides in Surprise. She has over 17 years of administrative experience. She is an active member of the Church of Christ. Annie and her husband, John, have two children and three grandchildren. In her free time, Annie volunteers with Hospice. She enjoys catering and decorating wedding cakes.
Justin Strippelman — Cremationist
Justin began his career with Heritage as a grounds keeper until receiving his Cremationist License in 2011. He is the primary cremationist for all of the Heritage locations in the Valley, as well as Casa Grande, Florence, and Coolidge. Justin and his girlfriend, Sandy, currently reside in Waddell.
Jan Radzieta — Funeral Director Assistant
A native from Poland, Jan currently resides in Buckeye. He is an active member of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
Patricia Rodriguez — Associate Broker, Family Care and Pre-Arrangement Specialist
Patricia has been a member of the Heritage family since 2008. She is actively involved in her Neighborhood Watch program and attends St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Patricia and her husband have 5 children as well as 5 grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending her free time with.
William "Bill" C. Gabriel — Funeral Director
Bill graduated from Cypress College, School of Mortuary Science. Not only is he a licensed funeral director in Arizona, but a licensed Cremationist. Bill also has his Funeral Director and Embalmer license in California and Washington. He currently resides in Surprise.
Eddie Ortega — Funeral Assistant and Arrangement Counselor
Eddie is a native of Florence. He received his degree in Mortuary Science in 1994. Active in the community, Eddie is a member of the Florence Rotary Club, Florence and Coolidge Chamber of Commerce and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Florence where he is a Eucharistic Minister. He and his wife have two children. In his free time, Eddie enjoys camping, hunting, golfing and fishing.
Hersh Eaton — Broker
Hersh serves as a valuable asset to the Heritage family. With seven years experience as a licensed sales associate of the Arizona Real Estate arena, he worked with two Prescott area brokers before joining the Heritage family. Hersh and his wife, Louise, “retired” to the beautiful Prescott Quad-Cities back in 2001.
Michael Hawkins — Funeral Director and Manager
Michael received his degree in Mortuary Science from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Chino Valley Lions Club Tail Twisters as well as an active member with Los Church Member of Paulden Ward in Chino Valley. Michael is a native of Glendale and currently resides in Paulden with his wife, Kris. In his free time, Michael likes to compete in weightlifting competitions.
Erik Cache — Cemetery Grounds Superintendent
Erik is a native of Taft, CA. He graduated from Florence High School and has been a member of the Heritage family for over five years. Erik has one daughter and enjoys fishing and hiking.
Isabelle Hornbeck — Licensed Funeral Director, Manager
Isabelle oversees the daily operations for the Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence and Valley Memorial Park locations south of the Phoenix metropolitan area. She holds her Arizona Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cremationist, Life Producer and Cemetery Sales Licenses. She is an active board member for the AFCCA’s Foundation for Children and active in her surrounding communities. Eighteen year residents of Pinal County, she and her husband enjoy caring for their six dogs and rescuing animals in need.