Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary

6909 Canoga Ave Canoga Park, CA 91303


  • Jeffrey W Baker


    A lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley, Jeffrey Baker attended college in Rexburg, Idaho, at the former Ricks College, now Brigham Young University–Idaho. Following his commitment of service, Jeff enrolled in mortuary school in Cypress, California. He has served in a variety of capacities including funeral director, manager and trainer for Dignity Memorial® locations in the area.

    Jeff currently resides in Sherwood Forest and is actively involved with the Valley Preforming Arts Center and President's Associates Executive Council at California State University Northridge.

  • Jeramy Gene Rhodes

    Funeral Director

    Jeramy has been serving families in Westlake Village, California, since 2016. He is originally from Tishomingo, Oklahoma, where he started his funeral career as a funeral assistant with Corbin Watts Funeral Home. He then moved to Illinois where he worked as a funeral assistant and served an apprenticeship for Davison Fulton Funeral Chapels while attending school to get his mortuary degree.

    Graduating from Vincennes University in 2012, Jeramy took his National Boards in Singapore and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Oklahoma. Jeramy moved to California and went to work with Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary in June of 2016, becoming funeral director the following September.

    Jeramy is involved with the Masonic lodge and is a life member of his home lodge back in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.