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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.

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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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.

"Brianna and Todd were the most kind, welcoming, warm, sweet people. I could not have gotten through what I just did without there help and guidance. They made myself and my family & friends feel very comfortable and welcomed. Very nice staff, I don't know everyone's names but the staff was very kind as well."

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November 2020

"A&G staff and services are excellent. Friendly,Courteous, Professional and Caring. I really can't thank them enough for handling our large family with such patience and grace."

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October 2020

"Everyone and everything they did was exceptional. Unfortunately they were under some renovations during our initial meeting so parts of the facility were in disarray but the staff did everything to make it as easy as possible. April was pretty amazing. Thank you and Thank you to the whole staff."

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

September 2020

"I felt very comfortable with April. She was very informative and helpful. Everyone that I met was very kind, and sweet I was never rushed to make a decision and no one was rude. The experience was truly great id recommend everyone there especially Lucas. You all listened and made sure everything was done how I wanted it. I really appreciate all the help"

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September 2020

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