Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Barbara K Bang
Funeral Director; Pre-need Counselor
Barb earned her BS in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota and has worked in funeral service in Minnesota and California previous to coming to DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory. Her passion is funeral service and she cherishes the opportunity to help families both in their time of need and in advance of a death. Pre-arranging takes some of the stress away from a difficult emotional time. Barb encourages you to do your family a favor and pre-arrange your funeral. You may also find Barb singing in the choir or playing the organ and piano at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Funeral Director / Embalmer / Manager
Josh Payton has been a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in the Willamette Valley for 9 years. Originally from Iowa, Josh moved out to Oregon in 2003 after graduating high school. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Sociology and worked as a social worker. He then decided to pursue a career in funeral service and earned a degree in mortuary science from DMACC. "Being able to make lasting connections while taking what might be the most difficult situation a family has had to deal with and making it a little bit easier is why I love doing what I do." He and his wife Rachel spent the last 15 years making their home in Oregon. Josh enjoys travelling, going to the coast, watching movies and spending time with his wife and young children. Josh is always available to discuss ways to celebrate a life well lived and can be reached at 541-754-6255 or by emailing [email protected]