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Our Funeral Directors & Staff
We are nothing without our dedicated staff. If you take a few minutes to get to know us online, when you walk through our doors and see familiar faces, it will make your experience with us that much better.
|Rick Evans, Licensed Funeral Director/Owner|
Rick Evans owner and operator of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory and four other locations in Missoula and Western Montana has been a funeral director since 1981. Rick started working in Missoula at Livingston-Malleta and Geraghty funeral home in June of 1981. For a short time he worked in Whitefish and Columbia Falls until returning to Missoula and building Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory in 1989. In his spare time Rick enjoys traveling, boating, fishing and golfing living at Canyon River Golf Course. He and his wife Sally have four children and four grandchildren whom they enjoy immensely. He is active in the Montana Funeral Directors Association serving as president twice and also serving on the National level with the National Funeral Directors Association. He is a member of Sentinel Kiwanis, Missoula Builders Club, St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
|Mark Erickson, Licensed Funeral Director|
Mark was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. Mark started his apprenticeship in funeral service in 1989 in Newberg, Oregon and attended mortuary school at Mt. Hood Community College and has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1993. Mark worked in Oregon and North Eastern Montana as a Funeral Director for many years and has been with Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula since 2008. Mark has been married to his wife Melanie since 1983, and has two daughters, Kelsey & Amy. He also has two son-in-laws, and two grandsons. Mark was a P.E.teacher & coach prior to funeral service, and has played baseball since he was eight years old, and still does! Mark is a member of the Missoula Alliance Church, and if he is not there, he is probably floating down the river. He is also a member of The Montana Funeral Director Association.
|Beth Perine, Pre-Arrangement Specialist|
|Susie Hilmes, Cemetery Office Management|
|Wade Turner, Cemetery Sexton|
|Kevin Kluesner, Cemetery Sexton|
|Support Staff |
Tim Harris, Larry Burckhard, Eric Lameman, Eric Neumeister, Max Smith