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, this funeral home and cemetery allow you the convenience and comfort of handling all your funeral, memorial and burial needs. Our teams have served families in the Tempe and Phoenix communities with the highest standard of personalized care since 1940.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
A lovely funeral home
Located off I-10, our spacious funeral home is one of the newer funeral homes in the state of Arizona and features a modern Southwestern lodge-theme interior design. The lush gardens and broad green lawns of the cemetery are enhanced by stately trees, providing refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The funeral home's non-denominational 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 custom music and multimedia tributes, which we are happy to create for you.
The funeral services designed by Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary meet the unique needs of each family. Whether the funeral plan includes a modern celebration of life, witness cremation or transfer to somewhere else in the world, it’s our honor to help people arrange memorial services that deeply reflect the personalities and passions 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 by telling us a story.
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 5 minutes from the Phoenix Sky-Harbor International Airport.
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 funeral home and cemetery in Tempe but also the value you deserve by way of the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.
We invite you to call us for immediate assistance or to learn more about planning ahead.
Originally, 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 Tempe families. From that moment on, people could arrange all their funeral and cemetery needs at these wonderful sister locations.
In 2005, the funeral home and cemetery joined with the Carr-Tenney Mortuary of Tempe to continue its commitment to serve the community. Established in 1905, Carr-Tenney Mortuary had been the first funeral service provider in the East Valley.
The 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.
Many burial options
The cemetery has a variety of interment options, including traditional in-ground burial, side-by-side and companion burial, private estates and mausoleum entombment. An ossuary and columbaria for families who choose cremation are also located on the cemetery property.
Two outdoor mausoleums feature granite fronts and bronze inscriptions. The north mausoleum features 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 Honor Veterans
At 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. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.
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.
Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary participates in the Homeless Veterans Burial Program. Founded in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the 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.
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.
We care about Tempe
Our service to the community continues year-round. We invite everyone to join us for annual community events.
Memorial Day service
Our Memorial Day service honors those who have given 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.
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.
Night of Remembrance
No 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.
Since our founding, Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary and Resthaven / Carr-Tenney Memorial Gardens have been committed to serving Phoenix and Tempe area families with care and compassion. Our team is involved in many local and national organizations, such as the American Legion, the Tempe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Association's Foundation for Children.
Following the loss of a loved one, we invite all widows and widowers to join us for our LIFT® support groups. Monthly luncheons help connect those who are suffering from similar losses.