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Funeraria del Angel® South Lawn and South Lawn Cemetery have provided funeral, cremation and cemetery services for Tucson families for decades. South Lawn Cemetery opened in 1936, and South Lawn Mortuary (later renamed Funeraria del Angel South Lawn) was built in the late 1970s. Over the years, we have evolved with the Tucson community, but our commitment to exceptional service and personalized care has never wavered.

A warm and inviting funeral home

Lobby at Funeraria del Angel South Lawn Our funeral home is spacious and comfortable, and it includes plenty of room for services indoors and out. From the moment you walk through our door and into our large, open lobby, you will feel welcome here.

With Spanish-influenced architecture, Funeraria del Angel South Lawn has two chapels: a main chapel with pew seating for about 125 people and a smaller chapel with flexible seating for 75 guests. The reception area seats 100, and we are experts at planning personalized celebrations.

Our team of compassionate professionals pays attention to every detail, handling all arrangements with care. When you work with Funeraria del Angel South Lawn, you get more than a standard funeral—you get a service that honors a unique life in a unique way.

If you’re interested in a reception before or after a funeral or memorial, we’re here to help. From a breakfast buffet or an ice cream social to a sit-down dinner or elegant cocktail hour, we’ll bring in themed decor, favorite foods, musicians and more—whatever it takes to truly reflect the passion and personality of your loved one.

See how we celebrate life.

A focus on the Hispanic community

Our funeral home serves many cultures and faiths with dignity and respect, but helping Hispanic families honor their loved ones is our specialty. Our bilingual team has performed thousands of funeral services for Hispanic families and is experienced in Hispanic culture and traditions.

We offer extended visitation hours, as well as in-home visitation. Should a loved one need transport from the United States to another country, we can handle that, too.

Cowboy funerals

Arizona is cowboy country, and Funeraria del Angel South Lawn is honored to send off cattle ranchers and caballeros in grand style. Following Western tradition, we'll saddle up a favorite horse and lead it through the funeral procession to the gravesite. Likewise and fittingly, we give the cowboy (or cowgirl) a last ride in a horse-drawn hearse, from an elegant glass enclosure to a simple buckboard—whatever suits your loved one’s personal style.

See more unique celebration of life ideas.

Cremation in Tucson

Signature Dedication at Funeraria del Angel South Lawn & South Lawn CemeteryThere are many options for cremation in Tucson—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 facilities for outdoor services, 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 crematory on-site.

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.

If you're interested in cemetery placement, South Lawn Cemetery includes a scattering garden, an ossuary, cremation niches, cremation benches and more.

And for those who wish for something more 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.

Veterans burial benefits

Funeraria del Angel South Lawn is 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

Coping With Grief: Helping Others Endure Their LossOur care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. Funeraria del Angel South Lawn 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, Funeraria del Angel South Lawn 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

Thank you for considering Funeraria del Angel South Lawn for your funeral or cremation needs. Whether you wish to plan ahead or have an immediate need, we're here for you 24/7. Contact us.

South Lawn Cemetery

For nearly nine decades, South Lawn Cemetery on Park Avenue has served Tucson-area families. Together with our sister location, Funeraria del Angel South Lawn, we offer a convenient place to arrange funeral, cremation and cemetery services.

Burial options for all

Cremation garden at Funeraria del Angel South Lawn & South Lawn CemeteryComprising 85 acres, our cemetery is an expansive oasis in the desert. On two sides, the Santa Catalina Mountains rise majestically in the distance. We are a welcoming place, and South Lawn Cemetery can accommodate most any burial preference:

  • Individual ground burial plots
  • Double-depth lawn crypts
  • Private family estates
  • Upright monuments
  • Flat granite markers
  • Bronze-on-granite memorials.
  • Mausoleum crypts
  • Glass- and granite-front cremation niches
  • Cremation scattering garden
  • Cremation memorial benches and posts
  • Ossuary

Inside the cemetery, mature trees and granite statuary pepper green lawns that span as far as the eye can see.

Honoring veterans

Veterans memorial at South Lawn Cemetery. South Lawn Cemetery has four sections reserved for U.S. military veterans and their families: Veterans Island East, Veterans Island West, Veterans Island South and Garden of Tribute.

The upright memorial in Veterans Island South is a dedication to the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Experience that South Lawn hosted in 2005. When the event was over, we collected memorabilia left at the 3/4-scale version of the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington, D.C., and buried it at the cemetery in a time capsule vault.

A large “V” sculpture at the intersection of Veterans Island East and Veterans Island West is dedicated to the servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. armed forces.

The Garden of Tribute is the main garden of honor for our veterans. Here is where we host the VFW Post 549 Ritual Ceremony each Memorial Day.

Día de los Muertos celebration

The largest event in our cemetery each year, our Día de los Muertos celebration recognizes and supports families with a tradition of honoring their loved ones on this special day. Thousands of guests fill the cemetery for cookouts, cocktails and a ceremony overflowing with color and memories. Festivities include a processional that ends in a prayer service, an altar-decorating contest, face painting and an evening movie.

Read 10 Ways to Celebrate Día de los Muertos.

Guided cemetery tours

Photos are one thing, but there's nothing like seeing our cemetery for yourself. If you would like a guided tour and more information about our services, please contact us.

History

When South Lawn Cemetery opened in the mid-1930s, the Tucson population was around 34,000. As one of the oldest active cemeteries in Tucson, our 85-acre property now has more than 17,000 interments, and we continue to serve Tucson with the utmost of care.

Funeraria del Angel South Lawn was built in 1979 as South Lawn Mortuary on the grounds of South Lawn Cemetery. It was among Tucson’s first cemetery-mortuary combinations, allowing families to conveniently plan a funeral or memorial, cremation and burial in one place. The mortuary quickly became an important part of the Tucson community and a preferred resource for Hispanic families in the area.

In the late 1980s, South Lawn Mortuary and South Lawn Cemetery joined the Dignity Memorial network, the largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services in North America.

In 2007, South Lawn Mortuary became part of the Jardines y Funerarias del Angel brand, which links a network of funeral homes and cemeteries in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Rio Grande Valley, Miami, Tucson, Yuma, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio and Puerto Rico. It was at that time the name of the funeral home was changed to Funeraria del Angel South Lawn.

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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.

"Everything was prepared and ready to go as planned Anna Assisted every step of the way"

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September 2021

"Van and Herman are very professional and went all out of their way to satisfy me and my entire family such loving and caring staff! God bless you all."

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August 2021

"For such a difficult time we were going through, my family and I found them to be very professional, and responsive to our needs. We greatly appreciate the care it was given to our loved one. Thank you, Hiram Cervantes DDS"

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July 2021

"Always felt the staff was extremely sympathetic and supportive both in arrangements and during services. Very professional, very respectful. Everything we requested was honored."

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July 2021

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