McDonald's Chapel | Redding Memorial Park

1275 Continental Street, Redding, CA 96001 | 530-241-1626  |  1201 Continental St, Redding, CA 96001 | 530-241-2256 | MAP


History of McDonald's Chapel

Originally founded in the 1890s, McDonald's Chapel and Redding Memorial Park have been an important part of the Redding community for more than 100 years.

Redding Mortuary and Funeral Home opened on June 17, 1928. In recognition of director Theodore McDonald and assistant director L. Stanford Scott, the name of the funeral home was changed to McDonald & Scott. It was located on the corner of Shasta and Pine streets, where it remained for 38 years. In 1938, McDonald & Scott became McDonald's Chapel.

In 1948, Rudy V. Balma joined the staff and was named manager in 1955 when Mr. McDonald retired. At that time, Mr. Balma purchased the firm. In 1959, a new wing was added which housed a new chapel and provided more complete service to those in need. In 1965, construction began on a new location of McDonald's Chapel. Mr. Balma retired in 1986 and our current staff is proud to continue his tradition of service.

Although the location has changed, the staff has always remained committed to McDonald's Chapel's and Redding Memorial Park’s professional standards and dedication to the community. Today, we're proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library. As North America's largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.

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