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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.

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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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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.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 760-745-2100 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.

"Roxanne C. with McLeod Mortuary was very helpful in walking us through the care of our loved one and down to the small details for the programmed Viewing, Church Service, and Burial Service. My family and I are in agreement that Roxanne C. has provided excellent service and support. Very polite and respectful. Prompt response to questions. A+ Recommended."

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October 2020

"I am so grateful with Veronica and Roxanne they were so helpful and beyond nice. They made this so much easy for me in these hard times of losing my father. Thank you."

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September 2020

"Dealing with funeral arrangements is never pleasant as your dealing with your loss. McLeod genuinely cares and makes the process go as easily as possible with no pressure. They'll mention the variety of services offered but once you decline, they move on to the next item. Roxanne was very kind and empathetic. This was our second funeral with them and we felt the same way each time, so glad we picked McLeod!"

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August 2020

"McLeod Mortuary and Veronica were compassionate, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to take care of any needs that came up during this difficult time. I will highly recommend them to all my family and friends. Thank you again for the outstanding service given to our family."

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June 2020

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