Our History

England Family Mortuary began as a dream many years ago in Long Beach, CA. EFM manager, Joshua, and his father, Greg, worked part-time for a local funeral home and often were assigned to work on the same funeral. “We talked about how nice it would be to some day own our own funeral home and work full time together.”

At that time, Joshua was in college, coaching his high school’s varsity baseball and soccer teams while Greg pastored a church full time. The idea was a dream at best.

Joshua graduated from college and went to work full time for a prominent funeral home in Los Angeles. In time he moved to Temecula to be closer to his fiancé, knowing they would make their home in the Temecula Valley. He continued to work full time as a funeral director and the dream was still a dream.

In February 2007, the dream took on reality as we had the opportunity to purchase the land and building of the mortuary where Joshua worked. Completely renovating the facility, England Family Mortuary opened for business in June of that year.

Greg resigned after 30 years of pastoring churches to move to Winchester and worked full time with Joshua. The dream literally became reality. Janice England also left a teaching career to work with her husband and son as a pre-need counselor, making this truly a family venture. She continued her education and became licensed by the state as a Funeral Director making her the third member of the family with that license in the summer of 2008.

With our combined 100+ years of experience in dealing with families in grief, we bring to the funeral profession a heart-felt desire to minister to our families as they walk through this process. The interior of our mortuary has a distinct “at home” fell to it and we are very intentional in our desire to uses this profession as a ministry to honor God.

Our initial staff of 4 has grown to a 16 trained, compassionate, professionals as we continued to be the first choice in funeral homes for thousands of families in the Temecula Valley. We now own and operate our very own state of the art crematory as well, so for the families that choose cremation services, their loved one never leaves our care.