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About

Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary have proudly served the Bakersfield, California, area for over 55 years. Our 80-acre park features rolling hills, beautiful trees, sweet flowers, peaceful ponds and fountains to offer a comforting and serene environment. Our calm and dignified setting continues in our indoor facilities, offering visitation rooms and a spacious chapel.

Personalized funeral and memorial services

At Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, we pride ourselves on operating and treating our guests like family. Whether you are pre-planning funeral services for yourself or planning immediately for a loved one, we are here to listen.

We strive for effective communication and true understanding of the nuances that will celebrate your loved one’s unique life. Our associates believe in building relationships that extend beyond just the immediate need of a funeral or memorial service. We invite families from all faiths and walks of life to contact us to customize funeral services to your specifications.

Celebration of life services

In addition to traditional funeral services, we can arrange customized celebrations of life. This can mean organizing a motorcade for a Harley-Davidson enthusiast or an organized procession of classic cars for a muscle car lover, perhaps even including a loved one’s own Corvette. The associates at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary want to showcase your loved one’s life and personality. We are pleased to assist in planning the service of your choosing, whether it is held on-site or at a church, temple, synagogue, outdoors or in another special venue.

We offer package planning and merchandise purchases through a state-of-the art digital presentation for selection and customization.

Spacious chapel

Chapel at Hillcrest Memorial Park and MortuaryThe spacious, all-faith chapel features an upgraded video and sound system to accommodate photos and music to honor your loved one. Our chapel holds up to 350 attendees for large services. We also offer two visitation rooms that can be used for pre-service visitations or intimate services.

Reception room

Hillcrest also offers a remodeled reception room, which can accommodate up to 120 attendees to gather for refreshments and food while also also providing a space of fellowship for families.

Compassionate associates

To assist families, we provide a highly professional staff, including Spanish-speaking associates. Our caring and compassionate experts are well-versed in helping families plan for a present need as well as helping those who choose to prearrange their funeral services. We are committed to helping families of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. The memorials created will be long remembered for the manner in which they pay respect to the unique lives that have meant so much to their family and friends.

Please call us to discuss any questions you may have about a present need or pre-planning a funeral service, to schedule a tour of our beautiful facility and grounds, or to set up a time to talk with one of our caring funeral arrangers.

Hillcrest Memorial Park

Special landscaping feature at Hillcrest Memorial ParkThe grounds at Hillcrest Memorial Park include over 80 acres of rolling hills, beautiful views of our valley and memorial water features. We offer many different cemetery options for our families, including private gardens and the Serenity Cremation Gardens, which feature a beautiful fountain and courtyard of brick niches for those who select cremation.

Our Chapel Mausoleum and Outdoor Pavilion area are also available for families to hold services as well as private family receptions.

We take great pride in honoring active duty military and veterans. Our Hill of Valor specifically honors veterans and members of the armed forces and features an upright monument display of all the branches of service along with their flags.  

Community connection

Veterans section at Hillcrest Memorial ParkHillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary is proud to be part of the Bakersfield community. We are honored to attend numerous events in the community, as well as host events at our memorial park. Two of our annual events are our Easter Sunrise Service and Memorial Day Celebration service.

The Easter Sunrise Service is a time of remembering and reminiscing, with more than 1,500 guests in attendance each year. Our Memorial Day Celebration is held in the Hill of Valor section, where monuments and flags from each branch of the armed forces are displayed. Veterans are honored during this service as a small token for all the brave men and women who have served our country.

We also offer a time to come together on Mother's Day, Father's Day, Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Veterans Day and our In Remembrance Christmas Service. The community is our very own family, and we consider it our honor to assist and be part of events throughout the year.

Grief and support services

In addition to customizing celebration of life services, we offer numerous services to the families we serve. For example, we host a weekly grief support group to guide loved ones through the pain of loss.

As part of the Dignity Memorial family, we also have a 24-hour Compassion Helpline® staffed by licensed psychologists to provide a compassionate ear in your time of need.

Relocation Protection of Prearranged Services means your prearranged and prepaid plans follow you anywhere across the country in the Dignity Memorial® network. We also offer Bereavement Travel Services, assisting with arranging discounted hotels and flights or other forms of transportation to friends and family from out of town. Please contact us for additional information regarding these benefits.

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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.

"The staff at Hillcrest, they were amazing. They were constantly helping the attendees in any and every way they possibly could. They were very accommodating including when we did not have enough boutineer's they were completely prepared and got us fixed right up. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The Service was very beautiful. We received many heart felt compliments on the services. Thank you very much for all Hillcrest has done for us."

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August 2020

"Thank you Hillcrest Memorial for taking such care with with our loved one. We appreciate you all. We highly recommend your services to others."

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August 2020

"The staff. Anything we requested was accommodated. I noticed on the day of the service, the staff were constantly attending to the guests for assisting my elderly cousin to a seat during the service to handing out water to the guests. They assisted everyone needing assistance at any point with anything needed. I had numerous friends and family members come up to us and tell us what a beautiful service it had been. Each of them said it with such compassion, I do not believe they were just being cordial but sincerely felt it had been a beautiful ceremony. The dove release has been mentioned several times. Even people I had never met before approached me to comment. The staff had Hillcrest played a vital role in ensuring we had the ceremony we ended up having. Thank you to each and every one who played a role in our services, from those behind the scene to those front and center, you have my families eternal gratitude for the role you played and the memories you helped create. Thank you Hillcrest!"

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August 2020

"Sorry for your loss."

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June 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Michelle Arnold

    Michelle Schallon Arnold

    Manager
  • Jesse Franco

    Jesse Robert Franco

    Funeral Arranger
  • Bakersfield Funeral Home Funeral Arranger -  Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary

    Jamie Len Woolfolk

    Funeral Arranger
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