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About

Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory and Eternal Hills Memorial Park have been integral parts of the Oceanside, California, community since 1948. These sister locations offer funeral planning, on-site cremation and burial services to people from all cultural and religious backgrounds. Working together, the Oceanside funeral home and cemetery provide everything you and your family require to honor and celebrate life.

A welcoming funeral home

Chapel at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary and CrematoryThe team at Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory is committed to accommodating people of all belief systems and cultures. Our chapel is non-denominational and we are well-versed in the funeral customs and traditions of many different faiths and cultures. We are proud to serve Oceanside’s large Samoan population.

We renovated the El Camino Real funeral home in 2012 with comfort and beauty in mind, giving all our spaces a fresh look that appeals to modern families.

Just as important, the funeral home team provides professional, courteous care, striving to exceed expectations. We are dedicated to designing personalized funerals and memorial services because we understand that no two lives are the same.

Personalized funeral services

Lobby at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary and CrematoryWe believe a unique person deserves a unique celebration. How that plays out is as special as the person being remembered. Imagine it: From scrapbooking to surfing, guitars to golf balls, we take the things that mattered most to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.

First, we help you find inspiration. Maybe it's in a song or a hobby. It could be a trademark style or a lifelong passion. Everyone has something that has informed their life. We turn that inspiration into a truly unique service filled with thoughtful and meaningful details.

On-site crematory

Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory has a private on-site crematorium, which means your loved one never leaves our care. Cremation is important in certain religions and cultures, and more and more people are choosing cremation over more traditional burial options, but most people aren’t familiar with all of their choices when it comes to cremation. You may choose a direct cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind; a funeral with the body present, followed by cremation; or a cremation followed by a cemetery service or a celebration of life.

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Committed to you

Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory and Eternal Hills Memorial Park belong to the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Eternal Hills, you get not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from locally operated establishments but also the value you deserve. We are always here for you. Just call when you need us. 

History

Settled by Spanish missionaries in the 1700s, the charming city of Oceanside is a family-friendly cultural haven that exudes the best of coastal California living. As integral parts of the community, Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory and Eternal Hills Memorial Park date back to 1948.

Deep roots in Oceanside

Joe B. Cockrill served as president of both Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory and Eternal Hills Memorial Park for nearly 30 years, beginning in 1951. Joe was also director of West Coast National Bank and a member of the Elks Club and Oceanside Rotary. He also served as chairman of the Carlsbad Planning Commission.

In 1969, Joe was elected president of the National Association of Cemeteries, which has more than 1,400 members across the United States and several foreign countries. He was active in other professional organizations, serving as president and treasurer of the Cremation Association of America and president of the Interment Association of California at different times.

The cemetery's Cockrill Isle monument memorializes Joe and his many important contributions to Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory and Eternal Hills Memorial Park.

Upholding a legacy

Today, the funeral home, crematory and cemetery are members of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest group of licensed funeral and burial service providers in North America. Working together, we strive to uphold the legacy that Joe fostered and are here whenever you need us.

Eternal Hills Memorial Park

Cemetery grounds at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary and CrematoryWith striking views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and towering mountains to the northeast, Eternal Hills Memorial Park is a feast for both the eyes and the heart. Comprising 130 acres of rolling hills, mature trees and a rose garden, the cemetery is impeccably manicured and provides a diverse range of in-ground interment, above-ground entombment and cremation interment options, including pedestals and benches. Forty-five acres are developed and there is plenty of room to grow—though we intend to keep more than 70 acres as a native habitat for the animals who live here.

Mausoleums and more

Pond with fountain in front of mausoleum at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.  Eternal Hills Memorial Park has a large community mausoleum overlooking a picturesque lake surrounded by cremation gardens. In addition, we offer private, built-to-suit mausoleums and will construct any form of above-ground entombment you or your family desires. We honor military veterans from all branches of the United States armed forces in 2 areas of the cemetery.

Visit us

Because Eternal Hills truly feels like a park, many people visit the cemetery simply to take in the peaceful surroundings. Locals come here to take walks or read books. We welcome you to do the same, and if you would like a guided tour of the cemetery property, just call us. We're more than happy to show you around.

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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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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.

"I met and communicated with Jacquelyn about my mother's final resting place and the name plate; and with Michelle about the service, moving my father so he and my mother could be together, and a private viewing so I could say a final goodbye to my beloved mother. I communicated with Teresa about the memorial video. And on the day of the service, Angel was our service coordinator. All four staff members were extremely professional and compassionate. They responded quickly and efficiently to questions and needs. They took care of every detail. Thanks to them, my mother's funeral service was lovely."

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February 2021

"Michelle Sandridge & Patricia were very professional and they took care of our needs. My 'hats off' to them and I highly recommend them for recognition. Thank you so much for making my father's funeral arrangements much painless and organized."

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January 2021

"Going through a hard time it's always nice to be surrounded by kind and loving people my experience at internal hills was as good as Could be expected during a time like this"

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December 2020

"Bertha is amazing. This is our third funeral with her and she is wonderful. Extremely thorough, attention to all details, very accomodating-especially during covid restrictions. Very clear about what we could and could not do. Extremely helpful, kind, considerate, without being sappy or too much. Really felt like part of the family. My moms day was beautiful and special and perfect. Though Bertha could not be there, it was her day off, she had 2 very capable others there. She talked with me the day before and the day after to make sure all was well. Would highly recommend Eternal Hills, and Bertha specifically!"

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December 2020

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