History & Staff

We have 30 years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Our families come to us because they know we are innovative professionals who are dedicated to customer service, and have the highest standards of integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • David  Humpherys Jr.

    David Humpherys Jr. Owner/ Funeral Director/Embalmer

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    David is a Third Generation Owner of the Valley Hills Family Funeral Home; he has been active in the Funeral Industry for many years as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. David grew up in Sunnyside and continues to be the Lead Funeral Director for Valley Hills of Zillah, the original Valley Hills location. He strives to passionately care for each family in their time of loss, and believes the community is what makes Valley Hills who we are.

  • Amber Humpherys

    Amber Humpherys Owner/Funeral Assistant

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    Amber is co-owner to Valley Hills and a teacher in the Sunnyside School District. She is kind, gracious and empathetic. You’ll meet Amber assisting with services or our beautiful horses.

  • Tom Mowery

    Tom Mowery Funeral Director/Embalmer

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    Tom is the Lead Director for our Valley Hills of Yakima location. He has 20+ years in the Funeral Care Industry, and looks forward to many more. Tom is fully licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer, and has maintained a Life Insurance License as well. Filled with Southern charm he takes care of all his families in a compassionate and generous manner. Come visit with Tom for your at-need and future care.

  • James  Gregory

    James Gregory Funeral Director/Embalmer

    James “Jim” is our Lead Embalmer here at Valley Hills. He ensures that everyone gets to say their final good-bye in a dignified and respectful manner. Jim has been in the funeral industry for 38 years and continues to work hard, as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. You often won’t see Jimmy in the front of the Zillah Funeral Home, but he would be honored to meet you if you ask!

  • Laura D'Hondt

    Laura D'Hondt Funeral Director/Embalmer/Pre-Need Specialist

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    Laura is the Valley’s very own Seattleite; she has been in Eastern Washington a very short while, but is learning it’s charm. She is the Lead Funeral Director for Valley Hills of Sunnyside, an Intern Embalmer and has just earned her Life Insurance License. Laura is caring, spirited and patient. Come visit her for a Funeral Home Tour, at-need, or future care with the Valley Hills Team.

  • Donna Mowery

    Donna Mowery Yakima Office Manager/Funeral Director

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    Donna is the genuine and comforting voice you’ll get when you call Valley Hills of Yakima. She is not only a licensed Funeral Director, but an Office Manager as well. Donna will handle your needs with grace and dignity; as she treats others the way she would want her family treated.

  • Francisco Flores

    Francisco Flores Funeral Director Intern - Licensed Preened Specialist

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    Frank is our Community Outreach Specialist. He works hard to keep our public educated and prepared for their funeral service needs. Frank is bilingual, good natured and thoughtful. Give him a call for an in-home appointment today!

  • Jerry  Roybal

    Jerry Roybal Funeral Assistant

    Jerry is truly one of a kind and one of the first faces you may meet. He handles everyone with graciousness, compassion and patience. Whether he is taking your loved one into our care, or assisting in a funeral service, he will be there to guide you, hold your hand and pray. Working for Valley Hills is a second career for Jerry, and he is simply here because he loves what he does.

  • Nancy Rodrigues

    Nancy Rodrigues Funeral Assistant/Wapato office manager

    Nancy is our newest Funeral Intern and we are excited to watch her grow from Office Manager into this new roll. Nancy greets everyone with warmth, sincerity and comfort. Nancy comes from a background of customer service, is bilingual and is looking forward to meeting with you.

  • Ed Staley

    Ed Staley Funeral Assistant

    Ed has been with the Valley Hills team for a few years, but has over 18 years in the industry. He is quiet, but gentle and understanding. Whether he is taking a loved one into our care or assisting at a service; Ed will always go the extra mile to help you in your time of need. Take the time to say “Hello” to Ed, he has plenty of kindness to share.

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Mark has many years of being a Funeral Director and Embalmer under his belt. He is sympathetic and genuine during your time of need. Mark excels in his current role as Assistant to the Regional Manager.

  • Ezekiel and Charlie

    Ezekiel and Charlie Funeral Carriage Team

    Ezekiel and Charlie are rare grey English Shire Horses. They were born on opposite sides of the country, but happen to be first cousins. The beautiful pair lead our carriage here at Valley Hills, and enjoy being groomed or spoiled during their leisure time.

  • Beechy and Maggie

    Beechy and Maggie Funeral Carriage Team

    Beechy and Maggie are Registered Percherons and grew up on an Amish farm in Ohio. Pulling carriages is a relaxing change of pace from plowing and cutting wheat fields.