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Since 1953, El Cajon Mortuary & Cremation Service has provided personalized and professional funeral services and cremation services to people from all walks of life. Throughout that time, our offerings have evolved to reflect the needs of San Diego-area families, but the funeral home’s commitment has always been to care for those who have lost loved ones with dignity and respect—and to provide peace of mind in troubled times.

Personalized funeral services

Lobby at El Cajon Mortuary and Cremation ServiceConveniently located off the I-8 Freeway, our funeral home is warm and welcoming, and our team is experienced and compassionate. With a large, light-filled funeral chapel and intimate viewing rooms, we can accommodate funeral and cremation services of all sizes. We offer a broad range of affordable options and work with people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Our team strives to always accommodate the many cultures of East County; staff members speak not only English but also Spanish and Chaldean. We’re also experienced in the traditions and customs of Native American funeral services. Whether your family is seeking a large traditional funeral with a casket viewing and a catered reception afterward or a small cremation service followed by a champagne toast, our caring professionals will design a memorial that deeply reflect your loved one’s life.

We believe that each person is special, and a unique life deserves a unique celebration. Our funeral directors are experienced in creating one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a person’s interests and individuality. They are practiced at finding inspiration in a hobby, passion, style or favorite song and using it to inform a service like no other. From a mariachi band and margaritas to golf-themed decor and monogrammed golf balls, from sandy floors and surfboard decor to an art display and watercolor takeaways, if you can imagine it, we will do our best to make it happen. Whatever you need, we are here to help you and your family celebrate life.

We will also help handle details such as writing an obituary, initiating a death certificate, coordinating pallbearers and creating a multimedia tribute.

Affordable cremation services

White floral arrangement on a table with white table cloth.We believe cremation should be about memories, not high prices. Cremation is important in certain religions and cultures, but regardless of cultural or religious affiliations, more and more families are choosing cremation over other options. The funeral home partners with a locally owned and operated crematorium and provides several options for cremation services. Get more information on starting prices for cremation.

Some families choose direct cremation without a service of any kind. Some families opt for a traditional funeral service with the body present, followed by cremation. Still others have a loved one cremated and then hold a celebration of life at the funeral home, cemetery or a location especially meaningful to the person being remembered. Let us know what you’re thinking, and we will help you sort through the cremation options.

Funeral planning experts

Planning a funeral or cremation in advance helps relieve your family of the emotional and financial burdens of making final arrangements during a hard moment. When you outline your wishes ahead of time, you do more than make sure your life will be celebrated the way you envision it, you also help alleviate future stress for those you love. Dignity Memorial® providers are funeral planning experts who can walk you through your options. With no obligation and at no cost to you, a funeral planning professional can give you insight into your choices and help you decide the exact right funeral or cremation arrangements for your personal preferences, family customs and budget.

Committed to caring for your family

Coping with the death of a family member or friend isn’t easy, but when you choose a Dignity Memorial provider, we pledge to help you plan a fitting funeral or cremation service, guiding you ever step of the way, so that you can be with friends and family when you need them most.

Please contact our San Diego funeral home if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about funeral planning, affordable cremation services or anything else. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.





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Interested in learning more? Call us at 619-440-8033 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"Everyone was so helpful and considerate."

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January 2021

"Richard was amazing when it came to helping us. It was out first time going thru this and he was always on top of things. I am so thankful that he was there to help."

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January 2021

"We are still waiting for the cremation to happen. Aparently, due to covid and time of year, all cremation are taking longer than normal."

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January 2021

"I attended three funeral homes before I chose El Cajon Mortuary. The others were not as helpful or as warm considering the grief at that moment. These group of individuals really made everything run smooth with compassion and patience. I am truly impressed with their people skills and the fact they they seem to truly care about your feelings. With out a doubt, I will go with this company if the need arises."

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December 2020

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