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Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience. That's why Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary and Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens are committed to helping you with deep compassion and the utmost professionalism.

Working together, our funeral home and cemetery allow you the convenience and comfort of handling all your funeral, memorial and burial needs in one place. Our teams have served families in the Tempe and Phoenix communities with the highest standard of personalized care since 1940.

A lovely, accommodating funeral home

Located off I-10, just a few miles from Tempe, our spacious funeral home has a modern Southwestern lodge-themed interior. It's surrounded by the lush gardens and broad green lawns of the cemetery and seems like a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the nearby city.

Chapel at Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial GardensThe funeral home's nondenominational Chapel of Reflection opened in 1997. Vaulted ceilings accentuate the chapel’s beautiful wood ceiling planks and exposed beams. Black ironwork complements the chapel’s amber-colored wood. Rustic pendant lights illuminate evening services. The chapel seats up to 200 guests and has new technology for music and video tributes. Need a video? We are happy to create one for you.

In addition, we have space for a reception before or after a service. Catering eases the burden on your family. We take care of the food, the drinks and the cleanup, so you can spend more time with the people you care about.

Read about our catering services.

Personalized funerals and memorials

Lobby at Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial GardensThe funeral services designed by Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary meet the unique needs of each family. Whether a funeral plan includes a modern celebration of life, witness cremation or transfer to another country, it’s our honor to help families arrange services that deeply reflect their traditions and the lives of their loved ones.

Our dedicated funeral directors can find inspiration almost anywhere—in a favorite song, hobby or maybe even an iconic style—and turn that into a funeral service filled with thoughtful and meaningful details. There’s almost no limit to the type of special tribute we can create. Just start with a story. We'll take it from there.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremation services in Phoenix

Signature Dedication at Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial GardensThere are many options for cremation in Phoenix—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways. With space for outdoor services, expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

If you're interested in cemetery placement, Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens is among the prettiest in the area. It has several cremation options.

Learn about our cremation services.

We Honor Veterans

WHV 2020 - Level 4At Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary participates in the Homeless Veterans Burial Program. Founded in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars, local medical examiners, coroners, veterans advocates and veterans organizations, the program provides homeless and indigent veterans with dignified and honorable military burials.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations.

Learn how we can help plan a veteran's memorial service.

Honoring public servants

The 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 those who fall in the line of duty. In addition to providing burial services, the program also offers extended counseling services to family members and the opportunity to create a digital tribute as a loving memorial.

Planning in advance

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral and cremation plans.

Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Mausoleum at Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial GardensThe manicured lawns of Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens provide a beautiful final resting place and a peaceful respite for family and friends to remember and reflect.

Burial options for all

The cemetery has both in-ground and aboveground burial choices, including side-by-side and companion crypts, private estates and mausoleum entombment. There are also options for cremation.

Two outdoor mausoleums feature granite fronts and bronze inscriptions. The north mausoleum has a sandstone carving of the Good Shepherd. The artwork on the south mausoleum wall depicts the Last Supper. The Garden of Peace includes a beautiful niche bank and many flowering plants.

Photos convey a lot, but we invite you to see the cemetery for yourself. Please contact us to arrange a guided tour or simply drop by.

We care for our community

Standard reception venue at Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial GardensOur service to the community takes place year-round. In addition to special events during the year, we invite all widows and widowers to join us for the monthly luncheons that are part of our LIFT® support group, which helps those who've lost loved ones connect with people in similar situations and make new friends.

Our team is also involved in many local and national organizations, such as American Legion; Tempe Chamber of Commerce; and the Arizona Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Association's Foundation for Children.

Memorial Day

Our Memorial Day service honors those who gave their lives in service to our country. Members from the American Legion help us host this popular event. Attendees are treated to a cookout lunch, flyovers of World War II planes by the Phoenix-based Falcon Warbirds and a battlefield cross ceremony. We also conduct a missing man table ceremony, which honors the memories of fallen, missing or imprisoned military members.

Día de los Muertos

During the first week of November, we host a popular Día de los Muertos celebration. More than 1,500 people join us to celebrate Mexican culture and support the spiritual journeys of those who have passed. Attendees of all ages enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, traditional sweets and hot chocolate. The day concludes with evening mass on the cemetery lawn.

Read about Día de los Muertos.

Night of Remembrance

CandlelightNo matter your religion or culture, the December holidays can be a particularly emotional time for grieving families. We invite all families to our nondenominational Night of Remembrance, when we celebrate the lives of those lost throughout the year. On this night, they can gain a sense of peace from the healing power of community. Guests enjoy desserts, hot chocolate and seasonal music. Together, we hang ornaments with the names and photos of loved ones on our tree, light candles and conclude the night with a lantern release. Community leaders from many religious doctrines attend the event.

Lean on us

Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary and Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens are a short drive from South Mountain State Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world, and only five minutes from the Phoenix Sky-Harbor International Airport.

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and invite you to call us for immediate assistance or to learn more about planning ahead.

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History

Cremation garden at Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial GardensOriginally, the cemetery (then known as Resthaven Park) was established in the early 1940s on 60 acres of picturesque open pasture. In 1997, a modern funeral home was opened on the cemetery grounds to further meet the needs of area families. From that moment on, people could arrange all their funeral and cemetery needs at these sister locations.

In 2005, the funeral home and cemetery joined with the Carr-Tenney Mortuary of Tempe to continue its commitment to the community. Established in 1905, Carr-Tenney Mortuary had been the first funeral service provider in the East Valley.

Today, as members of the Dignity Memorial® network, Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary and Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens give you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally owned funeral home and cemetery but also the value you deserve.

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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.

"Overall, this cemetery is just beautiful. The staff is so considerate. I never felt like I was alone in any of this process. Ryan was my counselor and I would highly recommend"

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September 2022

"The only negative in this experience is the length of time it will take to get a headstone. A year delay is really not an acceptable length of time and prevents families from having a grave they can feel is complete and something to be proud of. While understanding that supply chain issues affect everything, alternatives to Chinese manufacture shou

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July 2022

"We were comforted in our time of need, and even though money was tight everything got done beautifully."

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July 2022

"This was my first time having to bury someone and the Resthaven team made the process so easy for me"

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