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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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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.

"Everyone was very helpful the total exprerience of the funeral preparations was very good. The members of the of the De Young Memerial Chapel kept calling me to se if I was doing ok and if I needed anything."

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

July 2020

"Our plans to lay our dad to rest had changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everything had shut down; no church services, the funeral home could not do anything, the National Cemetery was not doing any burials. DeYoung Memorial Chapel reassured us that as soon as everything was operating again they would contact us so we could push through with our plans for our dad's burial. We would especially like to thank Adam Hipsher for his gentle and caring demeanor, for understanding whenever we had questions, for offering to be there for us even after our dad's services. Many thanks to the De Young Memorial Chapel staff."

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

June 2020

"Great personal staff Mariah a great person deal with"

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

June 2020

"I have had to use DeYoung's service three times now in a 15 year time span, each experience was excellent. The staff members go above and beyond to answer your questions and make sure your needs are meet. Mel at DeYoung is the best, he is very understanding and knowledgeable about our culture differences and made sure all our families needs were taken care off."

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February 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • STOCKTON Funeral Home Funeral Services Assistant -  De Young Shoreline Chapel

    Melvin L Lincoln

    Funeral Services Assistant
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    Stephen M Trucco

    Funeral Services Assistant
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