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Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Jeff & Kathryn Hoyt

Serving grieving families has been an interest of proprietor Jeff Hoyt’s for a long time. Close family friends owned funeral homes that he often visited as a young child; then job shadowing at a Beaverton mortuary in high school sparked his interest again. Jeff decided to pursue a career in the funeral industry while studying premed at the University of Oregon in the late 70’s. He apprenticed at the Beaverton mortuary – Pegg, Paxson, and Spring Chapel – before attending the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.

After earning his license, Jeff worked at the funeral homes he knew from his youth in Puyallup, Washington. Returning to Oregon, he managed the Fuiten Mortuaries before purchasing the Forest Grove and Vernonia chapels in 1992. He bought the Forest Grove Memorial Chapel four years later.

Jeff is a member of the Forest Grove Rotary Club and the Forest Grove Elks Lodge.

Jeff’s wife, Kathryn, was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to Oregon after living in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Phoenix.  After working in Human Resources for twenty-five years, Kathryn works for the funeral homes.  The couple’s pastimes include kayaking, paddleboarding, and caring for their dog Roma and birds Peppa and Oscar.

Chris, Jeff’s oldest son has decided after working in the funeral business for many years, to pursue other career avenues. Greg is following his father’s career path, having completed the Mortuary Science Program at Mt. Hood Community College and is a fully licensed Funeral Director working in Sonora, California.

 


                                                  

Tyler Epperly

Tyler Epperly was born in Portland but lived in Oregon City throughout his youth until moving to Portland with his parents in his early teens. Tyler lived and worked various jobs in Portland until meeting his future wife, Kelela Epperly, on the job in 2007. Fueled by the desire to build a good life for his wife and himself, Tyler made the life changing choice to go back to school and get his degree. He attended Mt. Hood Community College and graduated from the Funeral Service program in 2011. After finishing school Tyler worked for Portland Cremation Center and had the pleasure of working with many funeral directors in Portland and the surrounding cities from Estacada, Oregon to Longview, Washington and many places in-between. Tyler and his wife settled in St. Helens in late 2014. He apprenticed under several well established funeral directors before becoming fully licensed in early 2014. Tyler is looking forward to serving the residents of Forest Grove and being a part of such a wonderful community.

  


                                                   

 

                                          

                                          

Rob McNeilly

Rob McNeilly, born in Spokane, Washington and raised on a cattle ranch near Davenport, Washington.  He graduated from high school in 1974.  A short time later he began working at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  He began his apprenticeship with Strate, working between there and Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane, where he also attended college. 

He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1978 where he attended and graduated from Mt. Hood College of Mortuary Science.  In 1979 becoming a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.  He began working for Fuiten Mortuary Chapel in the fall of 1979, later becoming Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt and Forest Grove Memorial Chapel.  Rob has served families in Western Washington County throughout this time.

 He married to Lisa Sherman in May of 1985.  Rob and his wife Lisa have four adult children, Sarah, Jack, Joe and Sam McNeilly, and four grandchildren.

 A member and past president of the Cornelius Eagles #4177, Rocky Mountain Elk foundation, and Life Endowment member of the NRA.

Rob enjoys fishing, hunting, and cooking.

  


  

                                            

Lani Vandehey

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Dan Raney

Dan graduated from Milwaukie High School and joined the Army  the summer of 1966. He worked as a Pathology Assistant and Laboratory Technician while serving in Vietnam and Germany until his discharge in 1972.

He served an apprenticeship at Donelson, Sewell and Matthews Mortuary in Hillsboro and while attending Mt. Hood Community College. He received his Oregon State and National Board Certificate of Funeral Directors and Embalmers License in August of 1976 and continued working at Donelson, Sewell and Matthews Mortuary. After working at several funeral home in Washington County he went to work at Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in 2005. He enjoyed working with and serving families at a time of their deepest need.

He's a past member of the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club and served as President and Lt. Governor of Division 64. He is also a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Cornelius and serves as an Elder.

He is married to his lovely wife Cynthia and together they have five Sons and Daughter-in-laws and eight grand children and several siblings.


                                             

                                              

Terry Crovo

Terry has over 20 years of experience serving families in the funeral industry. He was born in Santa Cruz, California, after pursuing careers in Hospitality and Department Store retail and a great need to serve others, Terry found his calling when accepting a position with a long-standing family owned funeral home in Modesto, California. Starting his apprenticeship in 1998, and later became licensed as a Funeral Director in 1999.  In 2001, Terry returned to his hometown of Santa Cruz to work for local owned family funeral home, serving his community, close friends and family. Moving to Coos Bay in 2018 and working for a local funeral home, Terry secured his Funeral Practitioner’s License and Insurance License. He later found Forest Grove, and it reminded him so much of his hometown growing up, he decided to make Forest Grove his new home and accepted a position with Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in September of 2019 as the Preplanning Specialist.

Terry has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 30 years, recently transferring to the Hillsboro Council 1634.

In his spare time, Terry enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren, gardening, traveling, and visiting the Oregon Coast.

With his over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of Funeral Service, Terry is committed to helping all families heal through completing an intentional plan for one of the hardest days in their loved one’s lives. Please let him know how he can help.


 

                                             

Jodi Applegate

Jodi was born in The Dalles, Oregon.  She grew up in Central Oregon.  after graduating from Redmond High school in 1985, she moved to the Portland area.  Jodi attened Mt. Hood Community College.  She has been working in the medical field for over 20 years.She is a proud parent to her daughter Alexandria "Lexi" and her son Zackery "Zack".Jodi is an American Indian her heritage being Seneca-Cayuga and Cherokee.Jodi's hobbies are road cycling, running marathons, and cooking "country style".


                                           

Sam McNeilly

Sam McNeilly was born in Hillsboro. Oregon in 1996.  Attended Forest Hills Lutheran School through the eighth grade.  Graduated from Glencoe High School in 2015.

 He began working at Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in 2016.

 He enjoys sports and working out at the gym.


                                            

  

Reva Long Marchant

Reva was born in Brigham City, Utah and raised near the Vernonia, Oregon community. She attended Scofield Grade School and graduated from Banks Union High School. Reva’s careers have always been in service related areas. After retiring from a vending and food service company in Portland, Oregon, she has been a caregiver to the elderly. Reva loves working in the funeral industry and feels that the years spent as a caregiver has prepared her for this type of work.

Reva has many interests, among them is genealogy. She has been keeping records for her large family for several years. Reva is also an avid Dutch oven cooker and enjoys sharing that interest with family and friends. Reva loves cooking for large groups and greatly enjoys canning and preserving fruits, vegetables and jams.

 


                                                 

Raymond “Ray” Pelster

 Ray was born in Forest Grove, Oregon and was raised and received his education in Vernonia, Oregon.

He graduated from barber college in 1961 and has been a barber in Vernonia for thirty-six years.

He is a Vietnam War Veteran and a member of the American Legion, where he is the Chaplain of Post #119.

He is an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he sings with the vhoir.

Ray has some hobbies, but are mostly work related; small jobs with his Kabota, mowing lawns and anything he can do at the funeral home, where he has been for the last thirty-five years.

 He likes to travel, but more than that, he loves time with his large family, of which he is the oldest of nine.  He has six sisters and one living brother, and a deceased brother Emil.

 

                                                  

Michael O'Connell

Born on 12/16/1953 in Portland. Grew up in western Washington County, Graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1972. Graduated from Southern Oregon State College in 1977. Worked at Hanks during the summer months of my college years. Hired by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff on Jan. 1st, 1980. Promoted to Detective in 1988. Retired as a Detective Sgt. In April 2010.

Currently enjoy, fishing, studying history and traveling to Europe.

                                                


 

                                              

Greg Hoyt

Greg Hoyt was born in Hillsboro and raised in Forest Grove. After graduating from Forest Grove High School he completed his apprenticeship program at Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt and graduated from the Mortuary Science Program at Mt. Hood Community College.

His favorite pastimes include skiing, golfing and spending time with his sons. Greg is currently employed in the funeral industry in Sonora, California.


Roma

Roma relocated to the Pacific Northwest after being adopted from the Humane Society as an eight-week-old pup. Being half whippet and half lab, Roma is an excellent swimmer and loves to run. Roma’s favorite pastime is jumping off the dock of her floating home to retrieve sticks and swim in the river on sunny days.

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