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Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers has been serving people for over a century at our welcoming funeral home in Red Bluff, California.

Funeral services in Red Bluff

For our team, it all begins by listening to you. Give us a source of inspiration—such as a favorite song, catchphrase or vacation destination—and our expert funeral directors will weave these elements into a personalized memorial tribute. Our flexible reception space makes a perfect private retreat for immediate family members after a service or a warm gathering space for friends to reunite in celebration.

At Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers, we believe each service should reflect the special qualities of the individual we're honoring. Personalized services can include distinctive music, a photo gallery, memorabilia displays, military honors, processionals, or releases of doves, balloons and butterflies. From video montages to floral arrangements, your imagination is the limit.

WHV 2020 - Level 1 We honor veterans

Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. 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.

On-site cremation and chapel

Chapel at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the FlowersAn on-site crematorium provides peace of mind and convenience for those seeking cremation. You have plenty of options when it comes to cremation, especially regarding memorial services. Simply ask and our team will be happy to explain the entire cremation process.

Our beautiful chapel at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers is conveniently located on the corner of Jackson and Walnut streets in Red Bluff. Our renovated chapel features stained-glass windows designed by local Red Bluff artist Jack Graham, which depict local country scenes from Red Bank Road. Our lovely courtyard, well-kept with attractive trees and seasonal flowers, provides a calming place to sit and reflect in honor of the memory of a loved one.

Our community work in Red Bluff

Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers plays an active role in our community by supporting causes such as Nor-Cal Think Pink, Go-Red for Women, Poor and the Homeless (PATH), cancer walk and heart disease initiatives, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We also sponsor our community’s young aspiring athletes by backing Red Bluff Youth Baseball and the Cottonwood Little League.

Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers team members also provide backing and support to community service programs designed to protect children and senior citizens, pay tribute to veterans and honor public servants who fall in the line of duty. Our involvement in the Adopt-A-Highway Program dates to 2012. It is our privilege to host annual community events at our funeral home, which often serves as a drop-off location for food drives, coat drives and community contributions.

Our funeral professionals also serve on numerous local boards, are active Rotary Club members and support our schools. We are honored to be a part of the northern California community.

Tour our funeral home facility

We look forward to hearing from you, whether you'd like to tour our historic chapel or need immediate assistance exploring funeral options. Day or night, everyone at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers stands ready to assist you with information and guidance.

History

The century-old tale of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers directly parallels the expansion of the American West, with roots as old as our Red Bluff community itself.

Original funeral home location

W.C. Fickert Memorial Chapel opened on Main Street as Fickert Furniture Store and Undertaking, formally licensed on September 1, 1929. Arthur Hill Fickert obtained Embalmer’s License #477 on January 1, 1916. The earliest records indicate that the 1st person entrusted to W.C. Fickert Memorial Chapel passed away on December 23, 1928. In 1964, W.C. Fickert and Sons received an achievement award commending 100 years in business and later relocated to 705 Jackson Street.

Tax receipts indicate Victor V. Desrosier operated Desrosier Mortuary as early as April 1, 1934. George Hoyt purchased the funeral home, originally located at 904 Walnut Street. Later, the Cole family took ownership.

Records indicate that Chapel of the Flowers served families as early as October 18, 1882. On December 10, 1973, W.C. Fickert Memorial Chapel’s address was legally changed to 816 Walnut Street as each funeral home merged to become Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers.

Expansions and modern amenities

The current location of Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers was erected in 1941 and expanded soon thereafter. In October 1995, owners Dennis and Sandy Cole directed that parts of the original structure would be torn down and a new building erected. The building’s footprint expanded to 13,500 square feet, with a beautifully landscaped courtyard leading to a new front entrance recessed from one of the busiest streets in town.

Today, the remodeled foyer leads to a reappointed, fully accessible building with 1 dedicated visitation room and 3 arrangement offices. Vaulted ceilings arch over original stained-glass windows depicting local country scenes from Red Bank Road, beautifully designed by local artist Jack Graham.

Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers is conveniently located on the corner of Jackson and Walnut streets in Red Bluff. It is our privilege to personally tour you through our historic and hospitable facility.

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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.

"Found Monte & your receptionist very helpful"

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August 2021

"Kate was so kind and helpful. Even though it was an overwhelming experience Kate made it very easy to understand with no pressure. The service was perfect and I could not ask for better."

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December 2020

"This is the place to put your love ones to rest. They always help with anything you need and really try to fit your needs. They truly are amazing people who work there and care about the families coming into them."

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November 2020

"During this difficult time, I felt that our family truly mattered. The kindness I received was amazing. I am so grateful for Kate and Susan. They made an unbearable situation bearable. I cannot thank them enough."

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October 2020

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