Dimond & Shannon Mortuary was established in the 1940s as the Honold Brothers’ Mortuary by Ben Honold, who later left it to his son George. In the 1960s, the business became Mettler Family Mortuary after Al Mettler took over.
Mettler Family Mortuary operated an ambulance service. Later on, Mettler took on a partner in the ambulance service, Carl Richardson. Eventually, Richardson took over the ambulance service on his own and to this day is still operating the Care Ambulance Company.
The mortuary was located in the downtown area until 1979 when the city took the property for redevelopment. The business was then moved to its current location on Chapman Avenue. The building is a modern facility, enhanced by a large chapel with stained glass windows that will accommodate 175 people comfortably. The facility has a warm feeling and is decorated moderately and tastefully. The location is on a main street, and is adjacent to a residential area, providing a neighborhood feel.
The business serves families from a wide variety of ethnic and religious groups. We provide service to any church or cemetery a family selects, and transportation of a loved one to anywhere in the world.
As dedicated members of the Garden Grove community, it is our desire to provide the highest quality of service. We serve our families with the same efficiency, dignity, and respect that we would provide to our own family members.