White Mortuary and Crematory "Chapel by the Park"

136 4th Ave East, Twin Falls, ID 83301 | 208-733-6600 | MAP

History of White Mortuary and Crematory "Chapel by the Park"
White Mortuary was established early in 1924 when Ella M. White, who had been working for Glen Blue of Blue and Company Mortuary, bought his share of the business.

In 1928, Ella White changed the name to White Mortuary. The business was located in a storefront building on Shoshone St. White operated the mortuary alone until 1937, when her daughter Frances moved back to Twin Falls from California with her husband of two years, Hugh U. Phillips.

Hugh worked for Ella, and in 1939 they constructed a new building at 136 Fourth Ave. East, across the street from the city park. The building was completed in 1939 and became known as White Mortuary "The Chapel by the Park." Hugh and Frances took over ownership at this time.

Ella White passed away in 1968. Hugh and Frances Phillips operated the business until 1980; upon their retirement they sold the business to Jerry D. Holman and Ronald J. Hamilton.

In 1996 we joined the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

In 1925 the leading cause of death was pneumonia or heart trouble. Until 1967 the ambulance service in Twin Falls was operated by the funeral home, and in those days few ambulance bills exceeded $5. Although these things have changed, we at White Mortuary are proud to remain a vital part of the Magic Valley.

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