Funeral and cremation

Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary

How may we help you?

Generations of families have trusted Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, located on Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, California. Through the years, our commitment has remained unchanged, and yet, our funeral home and cremation services have always responded to the changing needs of the community.


  • Catered Receptions
  • Chapel
  • Event Space
  • Funeral Celebrants


Celebrating lives of Riverside families

All of our funeral services are designed to help families through 1 of the most personal and challenging stages of life. Losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to helping our families with compassionate, professional and personal service. At Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, we thank you for allowing us to be there for you.

A space to reflect

Sitting area at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer MortuaryMany of our guests have attended meaningful celebrations in our spacious Garden of Prayer Chapel, where we can comfortably seat more than 250 people. Following the service, our Magnolia Hall reception room offers catered meal or refreshments. No matter your church affiliation or religious preference, our celebrants can help honor your loved one by telling the story of a life well lived.

A sense of community

You may often see us out in the community as we present our Dignity Memorial Smart and Safe Living® Program to seniors. We also honor our dedicated hospice workers with the “Demystifying the Funeral Experience” training.


In 1929, John Acheson, a minister, and Wilber "Bill" R. Graham, a funeral director from Los Angeles, formed Acheson & Graham Mortuary on the corner of 4th and Main streets in downtown Riverside, California. In 1958, Garden of Prayer Mortuary was established at 7944 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside. In 1973, the 2 locations merged and formed Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary. The mortuary at 4th and Main was bought by the city to form the Convention Center at Rain Cross Square, and Acheson & Graham moved to the Garden of Prayer location to Magnolia Avenue.

A commitment to service excellence

John Acheson and Bill Graham began their business with a commitment to a high standard of service, and throughout our history we have continued to lead and innovate while maintaining those high standards of service. Everyone at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary is proud to uphold this heritage and commitment to our community.

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