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
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
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
Many 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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"We were very impressed with all staff. All were professional and caring, with every aspect of our experience. Thank you!"
"All staff patient, informative and very professional no high pressure"
"My mother cremation & services were arranged & pre paid yrs before she passed and everything went as planned, no problems."
"Every aspect of the services offered were exceptional. The funeral included fully miletary burial, and it was perfect in every respect."
"Excellent customer service with warm hearts-thank you."