About

Since 1928, McLeod Mortuary has provided funeral services — including more recently cremation services — to people from all walks of life in Escondido and the surrounding San Diego community. Throughout that time, our offerings have evolved to reflect the needs of families. However, the funeral home’s commitment to care for those who have lost loved ones, with dignity and respect, has remained.

Personalized funeral services

Entrance at McLeod MortuaryOur historic adobe building on East Valley Parkway is a comfortable place to plan a memorial. It has a beautiful chapel with stained-glass windows and an exposed-beam ceiling; the chapel seats up to 120 guests for a funeral service. Whether your family is seeking a large traditional funeral with a casket viewing and a reception afterward or a small cremation service followed by an intimate toast, our caring professionals are experienced in designing memorials that deeply reflect a loved one's life.

Each person is special, and a unique life deserves a unique celebration. Our funeral directors specialize 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 song and using it to inform a service like no other. From favorite foods and themed decor to preferred colors and personalized takeaways, we will do our very best to help you plan a fitting, memorable tribute.

We also handle details such as writing an obituary, coordinating pallbearers and arranging music. And the funeral home will prepare and file the death certificate and request copies for you.

Affordable cremation services

Courtyard at McLeod MortuaryWe 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. Our 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.

See more Dignity Memorial cremation providers in the San Diego area.

Committed to caring for your family

Signage at McLeod MortuaryCoping 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 service and ease the burden of a hard time, so that you can be with friends and family when you need them most. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about planning funeral services in advance. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 760-745-2100 to request a custom quote.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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 experience of making funeral arrangements was new to us and highly emotional. I want to share with other families that McLeod guided us through the process. There are so many details to consider: preparing the death certificate, applying for burial permits, and arranging for the cremation that was dealt with efficiently through McLeod Mortuary. When we had difficulty dealing with the cemetery, McLeod stepped in to help facilitate. On several occasions, McLeod initiated phone calls to me to check in on our wellbeing. With every step of the way, I felt so lucky and appreciative that we worked with McLeon Mortuary."

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June 2021

"Ana Rodrigues made the whole experience easy and was compassionate and kind. She was such a comfort and helped me through the really rough time. Thank you so much."

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May 2021

"I was fortunate to have worked with Charles over the phone to make arrangements. He was helpful, informative and had a calming voice that was comforting as I planned for the personal and heartbreaking loss in our family. I also spoke with Gabby, who wished sincere condolences and was easy to work with. Throughout my experience at McLeod, I never felt rushed or unheard. I felt that my unique needs were listened to and acted upon in a respectful and heartfelt manner."

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May 2021

"The staff at McCloud is extremely kind and caring. Professional and ethical in every way. Beyond the call of duty."

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January 2021

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