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Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home is located in Austin, just off Highway 183 on Anderson Mill. In addition to our northwest Austin location, Cook-Walden offers other convenient funeral homes and services in Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Westlake and Lago Vista.

Beautiful Austin funeral home

Sitting area at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral HomeOur Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home features a bright and open space. The chapel, appointed with a beautiful stained-glass chancel, provides seating for over 250 people as well as a private family area and room to accommodate additional guests. In addition to the stunning chapel, the funeral home includes private state rooms, visitation rooms located off the spacious lobby and a catering reception room.

Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills offers Austin-area families the highest level of service and care. Our caring and compassionate funeral directors and staff are experienced and highly trained to help your family create a meaningful and memorable memorial for your loved one.

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At Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

History

Lobby at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral HomeThe Cook-Walden legacy of service began in the Greater Austin area in the late 1800s. Samuel E. Rosengren opened a downtown funeral home in the 400 block of Congress Street, serving the needs of the growing state capital until 1920.

Charles B. Cook purchased Rosengren’s business and opened an opulent 3-story building located between the capitol and governor’s mansion. The business quickly became one of the largest and most prestigious providers of funeral and ambulance services in Austin. For more than 50 years Cook continued the tradition of providing the finest in care and service in Austin.

Charles Walden purchased Cook Funeral Home in 1971, bringing 30 years of dedication and service to the business. Walden soon moved the Cook-Walden Funeral Home from 11th and Colorado Avenues to North Lamar Street, where it continues to serve as an Austin landmark.

Expanding service 

Signage at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral HomeWalden acquired 2 adjacent cemeteries off North I-35 and continued to expand the Cook-Walden name in 1985 with the acquisition of Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown and Young Funeral Home in Florence. In addition, Walden constructed Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home off Route 183 and Anderson Mill Road.

Today, Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home is proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network and continues to provide a place of comfort to those who call upon us. With 5 funeral homes and 3 cemeteries across the Greater Austin area, Cook-Walden offers options that meet the needs of everyone.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Cook-Walden treated us like family. They welcomed our questions and concerns and worked with us to make sure each detail was addressed for my dad's service. I would highly recommend Cook-Walden. The facility was gorgeous and the team was phenomenal. Will, Bri and the entire team responded to questions and concerns very timely and shared their wisdom and advice."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"Miss Amie Hernandez took care of myself and my family. She was very professional, upfront, honest, and took her time in everything she went over with us. She made the whole experience so much easier and considering the circumstances pleasurable. In my and my family's opinion, Miss Hernandez more than went out of her way to make sure my family and I were taken care from start to finish in every way. The whole process went smoothly and perfectly. Miss Hernandez is very good at what she does and is a great asset to Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home. We had spoken at times to Briana Ballenger, and although the interactions were brief, she too was very helpful and professional. The gentlemen that greeted us at the door were also very pleasant, courteous, and guided all visitors to the viewing. Thank you all for making this situation so much easier."

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September 2020

"The kindness and patients of the staff was truly a blessing. Bri made this experience smooth and beautiful at the same time. The kindness she showed me and my family was unbelievable. This world needs more people with Bri's compassionate and understanding! I can not thank Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills enough for all the help during this pandemic. The knowledge Bri and staff have & showed us was So appreciated, they made a hard time bearable. If I ever have to go through this again Cook Walden Chapel of the Hill will be my first choice! Thank you, Pamela Knapp & Family"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

April 2020

"I required the services of Cook Walden in the middle of the corona virus / social distancing. Everything was performed by phone and emails with compassion and concern for the difficult time we were going through. The funeral director could not have made things any easier."

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April 2020

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