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Founded in the 1890s, McDonald's Chapel and Redding Memorial Park have been an important part of the Redding, California, community for more than 100 years. As part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, we are committed to exceeding expectations and delivering an exceptional standard of service. McDonald's Chapel is located at 1275 Continental Street. Redding Memorial Park can be found at 1201 Continental Street.

Compassionate and convenient

Reception Room at McDonald's Chapel & Redding Memorial ParkTogether, McDonald's Chapel and Redding Memorial Park allow you to take care of all your funeral, burial and floral arrangements at the same time.

Our professional, experienced and dedicated team provides high quality, compassionate funeral care to families at life’s most difficult time.

We serve families of all faiths, beliefs, cultures and backgrounds, and work with you to create unique, memorable funerals and memorial services. We believe that each service should reflect the special qualities of the individual being honored. Personalized services can include distinctive music, displays of photographs and memorabilia, military honors, unique processionals, and dove or balloon releases. McDonald's Chapel can also provide catering services as well as create beautiful floral arrangements.

Redding Memorial Park

Situated on 30 sprawling acres, Redding Memorial Park provides a beautiful and quiet place to honor the memory of your loved ones. Our park features a scenic view of the Sacramento River and a meandering path for quiet reflection.

To honor and remember those entrusted to our care, our memorialization selection includes commemorative benches, boulders, upright monuments and flush-to-the-ground memorials. We also offer a variety of committal choices.

A cremation garden, mausoleum niche, cenotaph, ossuary and ground burial are some of our options for those selecting cremation, while casketed committal options include family estates, exterior or interior mausoleums and traditional ground burial. As part of our commitment to the needs of our community, we offer a garden wholly dedicated to veterans.

Please contact us if you would like a tour of the cemetery grounds or to discuss your options.

History

McDonald's Chapel was founded in the 1890s, and both the chapel and Redding Memorial Park have been an important part of the Redding California community for more than 100 years.

Redding Mortuary and Funeral Home opened on June 17, 1928. In recognition of director Theodore McDonald and assistant director L. Stanford Scott, the name of the funeral home was changed to McDonald & Scott. It was located on the corner of Shasta and Pine streets, where it remained for 38 years. In 1938, McDonald & Scott became McDonald's Chapel.

In 1948, Rudy V. Balma joined the staff and was named manager in 1955 when Mr. McDonald retired. At that time, Mr. Balma purchased the funeral home. In 1959, a new wing was added to house a new chapel and to provide more complete service to those in need. In 1965, construction began on a new location of McDonald's Chapel. Mr. Balma retired in 1986, and our current team is proud to continue his tradition of service.

Although the location has changed, the staff has always remained committed to McDonald's Chapel and Redding Memorial Park’s professional standards and dedication to the Redding community.

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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.

"McDonald's handled everything beautifully for a very large crowd. Many in attendance spoke about how good everything looked and how things were so professionally handled"

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August 2022

"Thank you Jennifer for referring Pastor Jerry for my mother's service he did a wonderful job Very beautiful service."

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March 2022

"Your personal service and personal care from the staff was so appreciated at this time in our lives."

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February 2022

"McDonalds Chapel was a recommendation by a friend. Our loss was difficult but we were guided through the cremation process and all items necessary. Every detail was seamless and helpful."

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