East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery

5801 East Grant Road Tucson, AZ

Associates

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    Michelle S Garcia

    General Manager

    Michelle has been serving the Tucson community since 2009. Born and raised in Montclair, California, she made the move to Tucson in 2006 and later graduated from Mesa Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in mortuary science. She is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and crematory operator and currently serves as the location manager for East Lawn Palms Mortuary. Her love and passion is to serve families while guiding her team to provide excellent service to each family who comes through the doors.

    Michelle dedicates time to the community, assisting with fundraisers for several local non-profit organizations as well as participating and hosting several educational seminars about burial and cremation funeral services for hospices and other interested organizations.

    In her spare time Michelle enjoys traveling internationally, camping with family and spending time with her fur-babies.

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    Joshua Michael Hosford

    Funeral Arranger

    Joshua has been a funeral arranger at East Lawn Palms Mortuary since November 2014. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Josh is a graduate of Flowing Wells High School and joined the Army in 2004. He was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

    On his time off Josh enjoys both playing and listing to music, catching a baseball game or leathercrafting.

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    Elise Nicole Jacobs

    Funeral Arranger

    Since 2014 Elise has provided compassionate care to families in the Tucson area. Elise earned her Bachelor of Science degree in social psychology from Park University. The tragic 9/11 event occurred while she was in the midst of obtaining her master’s degree through Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, interrupting her studies. Although unable to fulfill that dream since then, Elise is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team at East Lawn, guiding families through one of the most personal times in life. Driven by her passion and calling to funeral service, Elise goes the extra mile while serving each family.

    A lifelong resident of Tucson, Elise has traveled all over the country and internationally. She has climbed all of the pyramids in Mexico and also Mt. Etna in Sicily. When she is not serving families, Elise is mothering three teenagers, shopping or cooking.