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Ross Hollywood Chapel and Killingsworth St. Johns Lombard Little Chapel of The Chimes, serving the Portland, Oregon, Hollywood District since 1942, provides funeral and cremation services. Providing dedicated care and compassion to families, our commitment to the Portland community has grown in strength over the years. At Ross Hollywood Chapel, we care for you before, during and after your loved one's services.

We Honor Veterans level 4 badgeWe Honor Veterans

At Ross Hollywood Chapel, 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.

Serving our community

Reception Room at Ross Hollywood ChapelWe take great pride in helping others and giving back to our community. Our team is involved in several civic and social events, and many of our associates are members of the Hollywood Boosters Business Association. We host community events at our funeral home and help serve local churches, schools, retirement communities and organizations.

At Ross Hollywood Chapel, we proudly participate in Dignity Memorial's LIFT (Living Information for Today®), a social support program planning activities for widows and widowers so that they can meet other people who have lost a spouse.

A caring funeral home for Portland

Signage at Ross Hollywood ChapelToday, we are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. All of our services at Ross Hollywood Chapel and Killingsworth St. Johns Lombard Little Chapel of The Chimes are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and compassionate, professional and personal service is our commitment to you.

We are privileged to serve the Portland community. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services.

History

Vernon E. Ross Sr., founder of the Ross Hollywood Chapel funeral home, began his career as a funeral director in 1914 when he moved to Portland, Oregon. After serving in both World Wars, he came home and established Ross Hollywood Chapel in 1942.

Annual Veterans Day Parade

Close up of American flag flying in the sky with the sun behind it.During his career, he served as the deputy coroner for Multnomah County. He was very active in many civic organizations including many veterans affairs. In 1975 Vernon purchased a small triangle of land just outside of his funeral home, built a veterans memorial and began the Ross Hollywood Veterans Day Parade to honor all veterans. He held the annual event until his death, which tragically occurred on November 11, 1983, the day of the Veterans Day Parade. Ross Hollywood Chapel continues the hold this special event every Veterans Day.

Continued service after merging

Since Vernon’s death, other funeral establishments have merged with Ross Hollywood Chapel and it has become Ross Hollywood Chapel and Killingsworth St. Johns Lombard Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Vernon E. Ross Sr. began his funeral home with a commitment to his community to care for them before, during and after a loss and to always honor all veterans. We at Ross Hollywood Chapel and Killingsworth St. Johns Lombard Little Chapel of the Chimes are proud to continue honoring him by upholding his heritage and commitment to the community.

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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 live in Corvallis, Or. When Astin said the urn would be ready to be picked up I had no one to pick it up. My brother John was not able to pick it up and I didn't want to bother Neal (Jim's step-son) because his is vey busy working from his home. At that point I asked Astin If it could be delivered to Dan Hilton at the Rose City Cemetery. Astin worked with Dan and the urn of my brother's remains was promptly delivered to the Rose City Cemetery and it was buried with his mother. Outstanding job."

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September 2020

"The staff here is very understanding and experienced. They were cultured in a specific religious practice and made the planning even easier. I couldn't have chosen a better place."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"My experience was much more positive & 'smooth'- had variety of choices of services/options. I was able to do all I had in mind, they were supportive throughout the planning & process."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"I had a awesome experience with Ross Hollywood Chapel. From beginning to end. Astin, she is amazing to work with and very passionate."

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July 2020

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Meet Our Team

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    Shawn C Elliott

    Funeral Director
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    Astin Kowaleski

    Funeral Director
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    Brittni Smith

    Funeral Director
  • Caryn Knight

    Caryn M Knight

    Manager
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