James K. Dufour

James K. Dufour

Co-Owner

James has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 30 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 31 years. They attend Neighborhood Church in Albany , and have two grown daughters. James is the middle of three boys. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandsons. James is a member of Takena Kiwanis Club (past president), Greater Albany Rotary Club (board member),  Albany TLT Advisory Committee, Habitat for Humanity (board member), and Willamette Memorial Park (board member).  He is a past member of New Business Generation club of Albany (past President),  and served on the CARA Advisory Board for several years.  James is a 2016 Leadership Albany graduate.

James is also the drummer and a vocalist with the Southern Crossing Band.

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Kristal R. Dufour

Kristal R. Dufour

Co-Owner

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 31 years. They attend Neighborhood Church in Albany, and have two grown daughters. Kristal is Immediate Past Chair of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, past board member for Friends of the Family Ministries,  past President of Mid-Willamette Family YMCA,  board member of Mennonite Village Foundation, and board member of the Oregon Funeral Directors Association as well as a member of the National Funeral Director Association Policy Board. Kristal is a 2015 Leadership Albany graduate. She enjoys scrapbooking, reading, working in the yard and spending time with her grandsons and family. 

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Nick Andrews

Nick Andrews

Intern/Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Nick is an Albany native.  He graduated from South Albany High School and attended classes at Oregon State University before enlisting in the Air Force.   He is currently an intern with the Skill Bridge program as he transitions to civilian life.  

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Matt Manske

Matt Manske

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer & Pet Tech.

Matt is a recent West Albany High School graduate.  He is an apprentice funeral director/embalmer and also serves as our pet tech.

He enjoys engines of all kinds, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Be sure to ask him about his tractor collection.

 

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Dawn Dunn

Dawn Dunn

Administrative Assistant

Dawn is our Administrative Assistant and the friendly voice you hear first when calling our office.

Dawn was born and raised in Florida.  She and her husband, Nate, have been married for 27 years. They moved to the Albany area to be near his family.  They attend Neighborhood Church and have two grown sons.

Dawn loves spending time with family and friends and also enjoys the great outdoors including fishing, camping, hiking and kayaking.

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