Experience The Difference

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We invite you to discover who has made McDermott-Crockett Mortuary the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind McDermott-Crockett Mortuary's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.

A Letter to My Community

by Jennifer Parks,
General Manager and Funeral Arrangement Counselor

Open Letter

Una Carta a Mi Comunidad

por Israel Velazquez,
Consejero de Arreglos Funerarios

Abre La Carta

A Letter to My
Community Family,

I am constantly amazed by the gifts that I have been given, the lessons that I have learned and the power of love in our community. The people that make up Santa Barbara are diverse and complex, with rich history and deep roots that span many generations. Our legacy is one of passion, commitment and involvement, recognizing that we are all woven together in the fabric of our community.

McDermott-Crockett Mortuary has deep roots in Santa Barbara. Although the traditions of funeral services have changed, our commitment to this town and its people are as important today as they were 108 years ago.
Hosting and participating in community events is one way we honor our ancestors so that we never forget the foundation on which we were built. “Gone but not Forgotten” is a public memorial service where we honored the men and women that were not mourned by anyone when they died. By organizing this service we narrated a story that would have been otherwise untold. Because someone remembered, they will never be forgotten.

We know the importance of honoring a life. We believe that every story deserves to be told and we are honored to be invited to help you tell the story of your loved one.

Jennifer Parks

Una Carta a Mi Comunidad,

Cuando apenas era un niño en la ciudad de México, se me fue inculcado en una edad temprana, el valor de la familia y de nuestras tradiciones. Se nos enseña que nuestra familia es lo más importante en nuestras vidas. La familia nos apoya, celebra con nosotros, nos alienta y nos recuerda que cuidar uno del otro es muy importante.

Cuando me mudé a los Estados Unidos en 1989, estaba sorprendido de encontrar que muchas de las tradiciones de México se siguen honrado aquí. También he tenido la oportunidad de conocer diferentes costumbres y tradiciones de otros países de América Latina de los amigos y colegas que he conocido en el camino.

He vivido en Santa Barbara durante 28 años y tengo raíces profundas en la comunidad Latina.

Mis hijos han sido educados en la Escuela de Notre Dame, la escuela la Colina y San Marcos High School, he colaborado con organismos tales como la Cruz Roja, impartiendo cursos de primeros auxilios y Resucitacion  para la comunidad Latina y en nuestro idioma, asisto a la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores y me siento muy bendecido y honrado de lzlamar a Santa Bárbara mi casa donde tenemos una comunidad de muchas tradiciones , valores y buenos principios.

Cuando comencé mi carrera en servicios funerarios  hace 12 años, yo estaba muy sorpendido al encontrar que la Funeraria McDermott-Crockett  , Se ha comprometido a la historia única de cada familia y que realmente se preocupan por las tradiciones que cada familia honra.

Sabemos la importancia de honrar la vida. Creemos que cada historia merece ser contada y nos sentimos honrados de poder ser parte y ayudar a contar la historia de su ser querido.

Israel Velazquez
Consejero de Arreglos Funerarios

  • History & Staff

    History & Staff

    We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

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  • Testimonials


    Our goal is to provide our client families with memorable remembrance experiences. Celebrations of their loved one's life, and the time they shared. So who should speak of our success? That's easy; those we've served. Our words are expected, while theirs genuinely share their feelings about our services.

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  • Community Events

    Community Events

    We give every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. Each of our educational, grief support or remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range, including adults and children. It is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows.

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