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Gates Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors

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Originally opened more than 75 years ago, Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors has served Santa Monica and neighboring communities with high standards and compassion for generations.

While the funeral home was closed from August 2016 to August 2018, another Dignity Memorial® provider, Pierce Brothers Westwood Village, cared for local families. Though that location is only 3 miles from Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy, it became clear to all that the area is best served by both locations. Accordingly, our facility was reopened and we are proud to again be part of this community.




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Free Funeral Planning Resources

Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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In-home concierge services

We know that the loss of a loved one is among the hardest things you will ever face. Our goal is to ease the burden on grieving families as much as possible. One way we do that is by coming to you. Our concierge service lets you plan a funeral or cremation in the comfort of your own home. This means you don’t have to deal with stressors such as traffic in order to make final arrangements. A Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy funeral counselor will meet with you and your family in your own space to review your options, guide you through important decisions and assist you in completing necessary paperwork.

If you prefer, we can make funeral or cremation arrangements via email or we can set an appointment for you to come to the funeral home office at 2500 Broadway.

Personalized funerals and memorials

Golf ball mementosWe believe that each person’s life is special, and a unique life deserves a unique celebration. Our funeral directors specialize in creating one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a person’s passions, interests and individuality. We pride ourselves on custom-tailored funerals and memorials—no event is ever the same.

You name it and we’ll try to do it. Imagine a butterfly release for your nature lover, name-engraved bowling pins for an aunt who was captain of her bowling team, or fresh leis for a grandfather who loved Hawaii. We remember one funeral for a dapper man with a sizable collection of neckties; each funeral guest received a tie to take home.

Our experienced funeral directors listen carefully to what each family wants and needs—and then work hard to create memorable memorials that you can look back on and cherish.

Affordable cremation services

Pathway through a cremation garden in a cemetery with niches, boulders and benches. Cremation is important in certain religions and cultures, but regardless of cultural or religious affiliations, more and more families are choosing cremation over other options. Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy uses a private off-site crematorium and provides several options for cremation services.

Some families choose direct cremation without a service of any kind. Some families opt for a traditional funeral service with their loved one present, followed by cremation. Still others have a loved one cremated and then hold a celebration of life at the funeral home, cemetery or a location especially meaningful to the person being remembered. We will accommodate any cremation-related religious tradition or personal preference, including a witness cremation. Just let us know.

You can count on us

Over the years, we have handled the final arrangements for business leaders, celebrities, politicians and more. In fact, we performed the funerals of both President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. But you don’t have to be a luminary to receive the compassionate care and personal touch offered by the fine team at Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy. We are always here for you day and night.

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