Delivering healing experiences
Since 1973, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to our ohana on Oahu. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Our new home
Valley of the Temples is home to the new Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. The 10,036 sq. ft. facility is a masterpiece of historic preservation and modern state-of-the-art engineering. It incorporates communications, comfort and convenience technology you won't find anywhere else. Now family and friends can celebrate life in one of the most spectacular memorial parks in the world.
240 acres of Zen
Founded in 1963, the spectacular Valley of the Temples Memorial Park boasts 240-acres that attracts thousands of visitors each year with its Zen garden, wild peacocks, meditation pavilion, and Shinji-ike reflection pond teaming with Japanese koi carp.
Official Best Memorial Temple in Hawaii
Valley of the Temples is also home to the magnificent Byodo-In Temple, a cultural landmark that symbolizes Hawaii's rich heritage and historical connection with Japan. The Official Best of America television program awarded the Byodo-In Temple at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, the distinction of Official Best Memorial Temple in Hawaii.
Dignity, peace and serenity
Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, Valley of the Temples is a full-service facility offering many options to help you memorialize the lives of your loved ones for years to come. Having provided exceptional service for nearly 60 years, we're proud of the reputation we've built on quality, sincerity and trust, with services that celebrate the life of each individual and respect the wishes of every family.
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Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Managing Partner, Family Service
Jeff has served in the funeral services profession for more than six years, always working to bring out the best in everyone around him while creating a culture of belief in each other and what we can accomplish as a team.
“Our team does not have limits or restrictions to what we can do to ensure a family's needs are met,” Jeff says. “We say 'yes' first and then find a way to make it happen. We encourage complete personalization and customization for every family and we pour our unique gifts and talents into every service."
“I love having the opportunity to work with the most dedicated, hardworking, and positive-minded champions you will find in any profession. Our team is fiercely committed to providing caring and compassionate service to every family. We believe in building lasting legacies and are empowered to do whatever it takes as we continue to shine as a beacon of hope in and through our community.”
E. Casey Rose
Managing Partner, Operations
Casey is a 4th generation Funeral Director who grew up in Paris, Texas and has over 30 years in our profession. Casey and his partner Walt recently celebrated their 23rd anniversary. They are both native Texans but are very grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Oahu! Casey & Walt embrace the Aloha Spirit and will work diligently to be worthy of such a beautiful people & place.
Casey is a graduate of Paris Junior College and a 1992 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He later attended The University of Texas at Arlington. Casey served his internship at Bakker Funeral Home in Eastland, Texas, receiving his Funeral Directors and Embalmers licenses in 1993. While in Eastland, Casey was active in the city fire department, earning both an Emergency Medical Technicians License and a Firefighting One certificate from Texas A&M University at College Station.
His first position as a licensed funeral director was with Resthaven Funeral Home and Cemetery in Lubbock, Tx. He moved to Dallas to become a funeral director at Grove Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park. While in Dallas, Casey was cited by the Dallas Morning News and the City for acts of heroism during floods in 1998 in southeast Dallas, receiving the Keys of the City from then Mayor Ron Kirk.
He later became regional marketing manager for Wilbert Burial Vaults, serving Texas and New Mexico. After two years, he accepted a position as assistant manager with Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery in Dallas, Texas’ largest funeral home. Casey & Walt moved back to their childhood home where Casey became a director of Gene Roden’s Sons Funeral Home and eventually being named operations manager of that firm in 2005. In 2006, Casey became an Owner and Operator of the Funeral Home which became Starrett-Rose Funeral Home. In 2008, after selling their interest in the funeral home Casey & Walt moved back to Dallas. Casey became a General Manager for several funeral homes and Funeral/Cemetery combination locations in the Texas DFW Metroplex, before moving to the Pacific Northwest. Casey recently was the Managing Partner at Mountain View Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Tacoma, WA. While in Washington Casey served a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Washington Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (WCCFA). Casey is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) & The International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA).
Casey & Walt have served several communities in many ways – one as board members of Paris Habitat for Humanity, and chairs of the Heritage Tourism Committee for Visionaries in Preservation. Casey is passionate about the re-birth of cities downtown areas, historic & cultural preservation, and grief recovery to mention a few.
Family Service Supervisor
With 18 years of experience, Deborah is a fiercely committed individual, who is passionate about helping families pre-plan their legacy. Based on her integrity and pride for helping others, she has been serving families for almost two decades and has humbly earned an impeccable reputation for outstanding service.
“When you have the heart to serve and help others, you unlock something of you.” – Reuben Morgan.
As a Managing Partner of Family Service, the foundation of her leadership consists of simple values, serve from the heart, take care of the family, and the rest is bound to follow.
“I am very fortunate to be a part of an elite sales team, who shares the same passion, commitment, and values as I do. We are a unit, whose goals are to take care of the families we encounter as if they were our own. It is our sincere honor to be able to offer our services with the utmost care and compassion.”
Cemetery and Funeral Home Office Manager
Cherie brings over 20 years of experience to her role at Hawaiian Memorial Park and Valley of The Temples, where she manages the administrative team, provides support to the sales team, and works alongside the General Manager on various projects.
What Cherie enjoys most about her role is being able to help members of her community deal with the loss of a loved one.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
It was an awesome service for our dad ! It was classy ! The funeral arranger Emily did a great job. It was a surprise to have the trumpet rendition by funeral director Curtis .For sure dad loved it and so we did . Thank you all who’ve been part of the preparation , during and after the event .Mahalo ! God bless everyone !Avelyn Pascua 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you much Jessica and Heather for getting my family through the most difficult time. It's genuine feeling beyond words. Came sunshine, cloud or rain, this place is always sitting calmly and comforting. Soul cleansing.James 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Beautiful and filled with Peace.Sofie Shine 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Having to plan a funeral while grieving the loss of my Mother was a challenging and most difficult task. Many thanks to Amber our funeral director for her kindness, support and guidance on the day of my Mother's service. I would like to thank Jessica and Jesse for their professionalism, support and attention to detail during this difficult time.Judith Campollo-Emami 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jessica was absolutely wonderful! She listen to our concerns and sat with us for hours to make sure we get everything we needed for my father. The viewing was beautiful, I would absolutely would recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful place to go for their loved one.Alyssa Chao 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I had a wonderful experience with Hawaiian Memorial Park Morturary. Charise Joneidi was incredibly helpful in assisting my mother and I with purchasing a plot and planning the burial of my father's ashes. Her guidance and support made the process much easier for us. Thank you, Charise, for your kindness and professionalism.Mary Jane Peeden 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
News & Events
Event Feb. 25, 2024
Free Meal & Educational Seminars at Wolfgang's Steakhouse Waikiki!
Come to one of our free informational preplanning presentations and enjoy a complimentary lunch per RSVP. Topics of Discussion include: FREE Pre-Planning Guide Cremation and Burial Options 25 Documents you need before you pass away. Why you don't want your children or heirs to make arrangements. Why Insurance should not be used for purchasing cemetery/funeral needs. What do I do if death occurs when I am traveling? Veterans' Benefits - What the Government does and does not provide. The 85 Decisions that MUST be made when a death occurs. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY, LIMITED SEATING!
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