About

DeYoung Memorial Chapel has been the pillar of funeral and cremation services in Stockton since 1888. We continue to serve the community and uphold a commitment to excellence.

Our funeral home

Located in downtown Stockton, convenient to Interstate 5, Highway 4 and Highway 99, DeYoung Memorial Chapel has ample street parking. It is close to San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery and Stockton Rural Cemetery.

There are 2 on-site chapels: One is quite large, with wooden benches, and the other is smaller with flexible seating. DeYoung Memorial Chapel also has plenty of room for gathering with friends and family. Should you wish to host coffee and tea, wine and cheese, or even lunch or dinner, we can handle food and beverage catering.

Caring, creative services

Chapel at De Young Memorial ChapelOur fine reputation is based on a pledge to serve families by offering the most compassionate funeral service available. Because we know that each life is different and every family is unique, our team at DeYoung Memorial Chapel is trained to listen carefully and help you design a personalized funeral or memorial service.

From a favorite song to a personal passion, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial. Everyone has something that has informed their life. We turn that inspiration into a truly unique service filled with thoughtful and meaningful details.

We’re here for you

DeYoung Memorial Chapel is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers. We have always offered quality, compassionate care and service you can trust. Please contact us for immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services, including planning a funeral ahead of time.

History

In 1888, James Ford (father-in-law of C.C. "Mike" DeYoung) opened what he called his "undertaking establishment" at 117 S. Center St. in Stockton. In 1905, as the business grew and the city's population began to shift, James moved the funeral home to the corner of Washington and San Joaquin streets.

A rich legacy in Stockton

Around 1912, the thriving family business was operated by the partnership of Dennis O'Keefe and Mike. However in 1916, Chester Conklin purchased O'Keefe's interest in the company and the partners changed the funeral home name to DeYoung and Conklin.

In 1926, Chester died, leaving Mike as sole proprietor. Eleven years later, the family firm's name was changed again to DeYoung Memorial Chapel, and it moved to its current location at 601 N. California St. in Stockton.

In 1990, DeYoung Memorial Chapel opened a 2nd location: DeYoung Shoreline Chapel, at 7676 Shoreline Drive in Stockton. To date, DeYoung Shoreline Chapel is still the only funeral home in North Stockton.

Our funeral home today

For more than 80 years, 4 generations of the DeYoung family (James Ford, C.C. "Mike" DeYoung, C.K. "Bud" DeYoung and Mike Heffernan) operated the DeYoung funeral homes. In 2014, they became part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

Today, DeYoung Memorial Chapel and DeYoung Shoreline Chapel remain the cornerstone of funeral services in Stockton, maintaining a legacy of excellence and following in the footsteps of their founders by giving back to the community in which we live and work.

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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.

"This was my first time making funeral arrangements for anyone, let alone my father who although had taken care of most of the financial arrangements, did not personally give me any instructions while he was alive. I was afraid of getting pressured to do this or that but the staff acted out of compassion first and foremost, and patiently answered al

l my many questions. I am forever grateful that staff made a difficult situation as straightforward as possible. I was scared to look at my embalmed father but they did a wonderful job using the reference photos and I was touched to be able to view him for the final time."

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September 2022

"Appreciated the continuous follow up even after burial"

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August 2022

"Everyone at DeYoung's was very kind and demonstrated a sense of peace which was very important to my father and to me. Maelien's follow up in the days and weeks after the ceremonies were complete was also very timely and much appreciated."

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June 2022

"Mariah and staff made a very difficult time a very pleasant experience."

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