About

Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery has served generations of families in Scottsdale, Arizona. Located on North Hayden Road, the funeral home and cemetery work together to allow you to handle all of your funeral, cremation and cemetery needs in one place. With decades of experience, we provide the highest level of personalized service and compassionate care.

A renovated funeral home

Outside venue at Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryLight-filled, modern and spacious, our funeral home is ideal for everything from large events to intimate gatherings. The bright, airy chapel, aptly named Chapel of Light, comfortably seats more than 200 guests. It has two flat-screen TVs for sharing a video tribute—which we can create for you—and a premier sound system for a personalized playlist.

We also have two visitation rooms for smaller affairs and a room for catered receptions. From a taco bar to a dessert buffet, cocktail hour to a sushi dinner, catering makes things easier on your family and lets you spend more time with the people you care about.

Learn about our catering and reception services.

Diversity in Scottsdale

Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryOver the years, Scottsdale has become increasingly diverse, and families from all over the valley choose Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery. Our team of funeral professionals serves families of all religions, cultures and backgrounds, including Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, nonreligious and nondenominational.

Unique celebrations

Standard venue at Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryWe believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. Our attentive, experienced team is here to turn inspiration into reality. All you have to do is share your memories. Tell us about your loved one’s passions, personality, hobbies and interests, and we’ll capture the details that made them so special.

Perhaps it’s a colorful Hawaiian luau complete with fresh leis and fire dancers. Maybe it's a Monopoly-themed memorial complete with programs designed like property cards and game pieces as keepsakes. With a little inspiration and imagination, we help you create a tribute with a lasting impact. Whatever your wish, it’s our job to make it memorable.

Whether you want to arrange a traditional funeral service or modern celebration of life, large gathering or more intimate service, we'll work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From floral arrangements to music selections, decor and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremations in Scottsdale

Signature Dedication at Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryThere are many options for cremation in Scottsdale—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none. Plus, we operate a private, on-site crematory, and if a witness cremation is your family's wish, we can accommodate that.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

Cremation niches at Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryIf you're interested in cemetery placement, Green Acres Cemetery is among the prettiest in the area and has many cremation options.

For those who wish for something momentous, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

Learn more about our cremation services.

Prepaid funerals and cremations

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery works with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about prepaid funeral plans.

We Honor Veterans

WHV 2020 - Level 4At Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations.

Watch our video to learn what you need to know about veterans burial benefits.

Green Acres Cemetery

Water feature at Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryScottsdale, Arizona, is a city in the desert, but you'd never know it at Green Acres Cemetery. Our 15 verdant gardens, beautiful ponds and tranquil water features offer a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We offer extensive burial and memorialization options to meet your traditions and budget.

A range of burial options

Whether you prefer traditional burial, mausoleum entombment or cremation memorialization, we have many choices. Cemetery space may be selected in several beautiful gardens, each with its own theme and features. As an alternative to ground burial, we have a wide selection of mausoleum crypts in the Mausoleum of Love, Peace Mausoleum, Heritage Mausoleum and Serenity Mausoleum.

Cremation garden at Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryFor those choosing cremation, we offer ground burial, marble-front mausoleum niches, columbaria niches, a peaceful cremation garden, bronze memorial plaques placed on a memorial wall, garden niches by a small pond and cremation benches.

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An affordable alternative

Green Acres Cemetery has three nonvisitation community mausoleums: Peace, Heritage and Serenity. A nonvisitation mausoleum offers underground entombment, instead of aboveground entombment, which means the crypt cannot be visited. Instead, visitors pay respects at an aboveground memorial. Entombment in a nonvisitation mausoleum costs less than in other types of mausoleums. Built in 1973, Green Acres Cemetery's Peace Mausoleum was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi.

Personalized, private memorial options

Mausoleum at Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryGreen Acres Cemetery has one of the larger selections of private family mausoleums in the Scottsdale area. Walk-in mausoleum designs feature bronze doors and stained-glass windows. Comprehensive architectural design and intricate personal symbols add beauty to a custom private family mausoleum. These attractive buildings attest to the character, success and achievements of an individual or family. We also have many sites reserved for constructing private walk-in mausoleums.

Garden dedicated to Jewish families

A silver Star of David sits over Hebrew writing.With stately features and mature trees, Gan Ohav Shalam Garden is dedicated to families of the Jewish faith. Within the garden, there is a section reserved for Temple Harzion, Temple Emanual and Temple Solel. Each section has been dedicated by a rabbi. In addition, a wing of one of our mausoleums has been dedicated for Reform Jewish entombment. Of course, those who practice the Jewish faith are welcome to be buried in any part of our cemetery.

Notable burials

As you wander through the cemetery grounds, you may recognize a few names. Several celebrities are buried at Green Acres Cemetery, including an actor from The Wizard of Oz, an actor from The Little Rascals, a former Miss America and a professional wrestler.

Contact us day or night

We at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, would like more information on planning ahead or are interested in touring our funeral home or cemetery.

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History

Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryLisle and Ruth Hawkins and their sons moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, from Montana in 1957. With no prior experience in the cemetery business, they transformed 40 acres of farmland into a successful operation. Green Acres Cemetery was established in 1957 when Scottsdale was still a young town.

When the cemetery was being developed, David Hawkins created the water fountain in the Garden of Flowers. To this day, the fountain is lit at night. Before Scottsdale was fully developed, it could be seen from miles away.

The funeral home was added in 1962, giving Arizona its first funeral home–cemetery combination.

Ahead of the times

National Heritage Mausoleum, Library and Museum at Green Acres Mortuary & CemeteryGreen Acres Cemetery is also home to the first nonvisitation mausoleum west of the Mississippi and the third in the United States. Built in 1973, it's called Peace Mausoleum. It was then followed by Heritage Mausoleum in 1980 and a third nonvisitation mausoleum named Serenity Mausoleum in 1995.

Honoring our legacy

Though Lisle died in 1998 and Ruth in 2006, their legacy lives on. They are entombed in a private space inside Heritage Mausoleum.

Today, Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery is part of the Dignity Memorial® family of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, giving you the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated establishment and benefits no other provider can offer.

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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.

"We switched funeral homes to Green Acres and we are so happy we did. Kevin did an amazing job with everything. He was so respectful, and showed us compassion and care in one of the hardest times in our lives. Kevin even called multiple times to check in on us and keep us updated on the cremation, urns, etc."

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November 2021

"Once again I just want to say Thanks Amineh. You did a great job on Both Services. Thank You From Our Whole Family..........."

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October 2021

"Cassie our funeral director is such a kind and loving person and I'm glad she is working with the Green Acres Mortuary, having someone like her on your team is a blessing to not only the families in need of her guidance but your business as well. Michael was awesome and answered all of our questions regarding cemetery placement for our loved one and made sure we weren't rushed or made any decisions we didn't want to make. Nora our officiant was a very kind and a very relatable person and took the time to get to know my family and the life of my brother that passed. The service exceeded our expectations and we will be recommending your services to our friends and family."

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October 2021

"Kevin Veal was amazing to work with. He showed my family and I unlimited kindness and compassion during such a difficult time in our lives. He answered all of our questions and was right there with us throughout the entire process of planning a beautiful service."

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