About

Desert Rose Heather Cremation & Burial offers funeral and cremation services in Tucson, Arizona. Welcoming families from Pima County and beyond, our funeral home is the perfect place to host a memorial for your loved one. Our experienced staff is dedicated to serving families from all backgrounds and beliefs during one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.

Personalized funerals and memorials

At Desert Rose Heather Cremation & Burial, we believe that every memorial should be as unique as the life lived. We take time to learn about your loved one and then plan an event that honors your special person and gives friends and family a chance to remember and reflect. We can keep it simple or plan a large gathering with food and more. It's all up to you.

From small details like photos and funeral favors to custom decor and a live band—whatever the case may be—we can craft a memorial that warms hearts, lifts spirits and deeply reflects the life of your loved one.

We offer many planning ideas and resources.

Cremation in Tucson

Signature Dedication at Desert Rose Heather Cremation & BurialThere are many options for cremation in Tucson—and they're not all equal. We specialize in simple 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.

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.

Learn more about our cremation services.

Veterans burial benefits

Veteran memorialization at Desert Rose Heather Cremation & BurialWe are honored to provide veterans with funerals befitting their service to our country. Our team is well-versed in military funeral honors and the burial benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We can walk you through the requirements and ensure your veteran has a most dignified memorial.

Read about how we honor veterans and watch a video about our services.

Grief support services

Our care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. Desert Rose Heather Cremation & Burial offers online grief resources accessible from anywhere. Families who choose us for their loved one's service also have access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline®.

For up to 13 months after planning a Dignity Memorial® service, a family gets unlimited complimentary phone access to professionals trained in grief counseling any time day or night, for any reason. Any guest who attends a visitation, funeral service or burial gets the same access for up to three months.

Planning in advance

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, Desert Rose Heather Cremation & Burial specializes in working 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.

Here for you

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History

In 1988, the Heather family opened Heather Mortuary & Chapel on River Road in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to establishing the Tucson location, the family operated another funeral home in Lordsburg, New Mexico. Harber Jack Heather and his son, Jack Heather, opened the Tucson location before relocating to its current address on Columbus Boulevard.

In December 1992, Heather Mortuary & Chapel became a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. In 1995, founder Harber Jack Heather passed away, leaving behind a legacy of compassionate care in the community.

The funeral home merged with Desert Rose Cremation & Burial in April 2013 and is now known as Desert Rose Heather Cremation & Burial. Over the years, our funeral home has evolved with the needs of the community but our commitment to compassionate care and personalized service remains the same.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES
Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES

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.

"My experience was very good with my director and the staff. Very helpful at a time when things can be overwhelming."

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October 2021

"You were very considerate of my feelings and wishes. I did not feel rushed or critized."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

August 2021

"In a time when we are in need of guidance Josh and staff were excellent in making the experience or the unfortunate event feel less painful. We have used Desert Rose Mortuary more than once and will continue to do so."

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July 2021

"Due to the unique situation of me being in Florida all communication was by phone and I was always kept informed of the process of my sister's situation and how they were handling her remains with my approval."

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May 2021

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