James has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for almost 20 years. He has served the communities of Lebanon, Tigard, Keizer, Salem, Eugene, and his hometown of Albany. He attended schools in Albany and Corvallis. James has been married to his wife Kristal, for 25 years. They attend Oak Creek Christian Center in Albany , and have two grown daughters. James is the middle of three boys. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley. James is a member of Takena Kiwanis Club (past president), New Business Generation club of Albany, Greater Albany Rotary Club, and is a board member for Habitat for Humanity. James is a 2016 Leadership Albany graduate.
Kristal R. Dufour
Kristal is a licensed funeral director and licensed life insurance agent. She graduated from West Albany High School and Linfield College. Kristal has been married to her husband James for 25 years. They attend Oak Creek Christian Center in Albany, and have two grown daughters. Kristal is an Executive Board Member of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member for Friends of the Family Ministries and Mid-Willamette Family YMCA. Kristal is a 2015 Leadership Albany graduate. She enjoys scrapbooking, reading, working in the yard and spending time with family.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
After graduating high school in Iowa, Joshua moved out to Oregon in 2003. He began pursuing a degree in Sociology and graduated from O.S.U. After working with the Dufour’s for a year, Joshua decided to begin his Funeral Director and Embalming apprenticeship. In April 2015 he became a licensed funeral director. Joshua was recently married and he and his wife Rachel have made Albany their home. Joshua enjoys disc golf, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
Joy has worked with families in need for nearly 20 years and is passionate about her work. She is happy to meet with people at the funeral home or in their home to make sure that their wishes are documented and taken care of.
Joy is married and has 17 grandchildren and enjoys cooking, reading and writing.