West Resthaven Funeral Home and West Resthaven Park Cemetery help families honor loved ones who have passed and celebrate memories made. Located in Glendale, Arizona, off the Phoenix-Wickenburg Highway at the corner of West Northern and North 63rd avenues, the funeral home and cemetery work together to help families with all their funeral, memorial and burial needs.
A modern Phoenix funeral home
Built on the grounds of West Resthaven Park Cemetery in 2009, West Resthaven Funeral Home has a large non-denominational chapel that seats up to 250 guests. Big side windows let in lots of natural light.
A multipurpose event space hosts catered receptions for up to 100 guests. Imagine: a breakfast taco buffet, a cake-and-pie bar, an ice cream social or even a sit-down seafood dinner. You just let us know what you want, and we take care of the rest.
Our mission at West Resthaven Funeral Home is to celebrate life. We want your experience at our funeral home to be more than a time of quiet sadness. We want to help you paint a picture of your loved one and then share it with your family and friends through a perfect, personalized service. And because we know that a funeral is a time of healing—and that all families heal differently—our funeral directors are trained to listen to you and come up with the right ideas for your loved one’s exact story.
Whether your loved one requires a parade instead of a traditional funeral procession, a concert rather than a memorial service, or we need to take this celebration of life outdoors to a favorite hiking spot, we can help you do it. We don’t all share the same passions and gifts in this life, and that is what makes each of us unique and beautiful. Let our staff create an event that truly reflects a life.
A caring funeral provider
West Resthaven Funeral Home serves Glendale-area families with the highest standards of care and compassion. Our team is also involved in many local and national organizations, including Kiwanis International, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Association’s Foundation for Children. We are involved with several veterans organizations, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.
We are here for you
Since 1993, West Resthaven Funeral Home has been a part of the The Dignity Memorial® network, assuring quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. A professional funeral director is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. We are always here for you with immediate assistance or if you are planning ahead.
West Resthaven Park Cemetery
Founded in Glendale, Arizona, in 1947, the 90-acre West Resthaven Park Cemetery is a peaceful final resting place and a tranquil retreat for friends and family who want to honor their loved ones.
Throughout the West Resthaven Park Cemetery grounds are eucalyptus, sage, mondale pine, mesquite and purple plum trees. The sweet aroma of honeysuckle, roses and oleander is diffused through the grounds when it catches a warm breeze. Vibrant purple and periwinkle blue vincas emerge during the spring and create beautiful spots for reflection.
Beautiful gardens and burial options
West Resthaven Park Cemetery comprises 32 numbered gardens and 5 named gardens. A walk down one of our winding paths reveals a range of interment options: in-ground burial, above-ground entombment, as well as many cremation choices. There are 2 outdoor mausoleum complexes, columbaria, cremation niches and benches, and private and semiprivate estates.
A walkway lined by stately palms leads to a private mausoleum in the Garden of Eternal Rest. The exclusive Desert Dove Estates offers a modern rocky landscape with options for in-ground burial as well as cremation interment in benches. In a garden called Our Lady of Guadalupe, rose bushes flank the walkway to the center of the garden, where a statue of the lady sits. The Lady of La Vang is a Vietnamese garden and exclusive to members of Glendale's Vietnamese Martyrs Parish.
The cremation garden has a tiered water fountain. Jets create gentle babbling sounds as crystal clear water flows down a stream bed lined with rock. This garden also includes interment in benches, niches and posts and features a trellis with trailing ivy.
Come visit us
Though photos convey a lot, we invite you to come see West Resthaven Park Cemetery for yourself. You are welcome to visit the cemetery anytime or call us to schedule a guided tour.
We Honor Veterans
At West Resthaven Funeral Home and West Resthaven Park Cemetery, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As Level Four Founding Community Partners with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.
We also participate in the Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veterans Burial Program, founded on the belief that every veteran deserves a dignified and honorable burial. The program was created in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local medical examiners, coroners, veterans advocates and veterans organizations. Through the program, homeless and indigent veterans who have no family to claim them are identified and provided with proper military burials.
In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Supporting our public servants
West Resthaven Funeral Home and West Resthaven Park Cemetery support Glendale's public servants. The Dignity Memorial® Public Servants Program recognizes the courage and selflessness of career and volunteer law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel. Through the program we offer dignified and honorable tributes, at no cost, for men and women in these groups who die in the line of duty. In addition, the program offers extended counseling services to family members, as well as the opportunity to create an internet tribute as a loving memorial.
We care about Glendale
West Resthaven Funeral Home and West Resthaven Park Cemetery extend an invitation to you to join us for events throughout the year.
Our Memorial Day service honors those who have given their lives in service to our country. More than 350 people attend the annual event, which includes moving speakers, live music, flyovers by vintage WWII planes and a picnic lunch. We place more than 4,500 American flags throughout the cemetery prior to the service, thanks to members of local scouts troops, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and the American Legion.
During the 1st week of November, we host a popular Día de los Muertos celebration. This lively event celebrates Mexican culture and supports the spiritual journeys of loved ones lost. We hand out traditional Mexican chocolates and loaves of bread, and conclude the day’s festivities with an evening mass.
Guests to our December Night of Remembrance enjoy sweet treats and seasonal music, and they hang ornaments with the names and photos of their loved ones on our holiday tree and light candles in their honor. Religious leaders are present at the event and help attendees gain a sense of peace and healing.
"Very pleased with services. Extraordinary staff. Very compassionate & helpful. Went aboave & beyond to help in any way they could."
"Rest haven is a quarter of a mile from my home. My father purchased the 6 plots in 1950. All my family is buried there."
"My wife is the third member of our family to be interred at resthaven west. I will be the fourth."
"I was disappointed in the time it took to finalize the headstone proof and the bench"
"My wife is the third member of our family to be interred at rest haven west. I will be the fourth."
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.