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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Guinevere Jones

Guinevere Jones

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Guinevere has been a licensed Mortician for nearly 20 years here in Oregon, serving in the Portland Metro area and Lincoln City for most of her career. She is also trained as a crisis counselor, volunteering then becoming a supervisor at the National Suicide Hotline for years as well as volunteered at local homeless shelters. A graduate from the small business management program at Oregon Coast Community College in 2019 and currently continuing her education in business ownership. Guinevere owns a small business making keepsakes made with cremated remains called Resin Remembrance LLC. Her dream is to become a Chaplain for local law enforcement. Her adult son lives in Portland also working in funeral service. Her passions are helping others, spending time with family & friends, exploring local areas, theme parks (favorite is Disneyland), documentaries, animal lover, creating keepsakes and learning. 

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LeAnna Johnson

LeAnna Johnson

Administrative Assistant

LeAnna is an Oregon native.  

She and her husband Jordan have been married for 9 years and share 3 little boys together.

LeAnna loves spending time with her loved ones, reading, attending tea parties, vampires, Disney and much more.

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Nick Andrews

Nick Andrews

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.   

Nick is an Oregon State University graduate.  He and his wife have 1 baby boy.

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Olivia Acker

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