About

Located on East University Boulevard, just west of the University of Arizona, Funeraria del Angel University is one of the oldest operating funeral homes in the area. For nearly a century, our commitment to high standards has remained unchanged, though our funeral service offerings have evolved with the times.

Welcoming families from Pima County and beyond, our team is experienced in helping create memorable funerals, cremation memorials and celebrations of life. We are committed to providing the highest level of personalized service and compassionate care possible.

Honoring your traditions

Chapel at Funeraria del Angel UniversityFuneraria del Angel University serves people of all cultures and faiths. We want you to have the opportunity to honor your loved one according to your traditions. We are also experienced with the customs of Tucson’s Hispanic community and offer bilingual personnel, transfers to country of origin, extended visitation hours and in-home visitation.

A comfortable funeral home

In a light-filled, Spanish-style setting, Funeraria del Angel University helps you plan and host friends and family for both a funeral or memorial and a reception. The traditional chapel is charming, and the reception area is accommodating.

Catering options are plentiful, letting you spend more time with the people you care about. Whether you want to host a breakfast buffet, cocktail hour or even a seated dinner, our professional staff takes care of every detail.

Learn about our catering and reception services.

Personalized funeral services

Reception area at Funeraria del Angel UniversityWe believe that every service should be as unique as the life lived. Start with a story. Let us capture the details that made your loved one unique. From their passions and personality to their hobbies and interests, we will create an event that honors them in the most exceptional way and gives everyone a chance to come together and remember.

Whether you wish to arrange a traditional funeral service or modern celebration of life, large gathering or more intimate service, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. From floral arrangements to music selections, decor and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremation in Tucson

Signature Dedication at Funeraria del Angel UniversityThere 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 appreciate 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

Funeraria del Angel University 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.

Planning ahead

Arrangement room at Funeraria del Angel UniversityIn addition to assisting with an immediate need, Funeraria del Angel University 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.

Grief support services

Our care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. We offer online grief resources accessible from anywhere. Families who choose us for their loved one's service also have access to the 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.

Here for you

Thank you for considering Funeraria del Angel University 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.

History

Established by Lee C. Yocum, Funeraria del Angel University began as Arizona Mortuary on the northeast corner of Stone Avenue and 3rd Street in 1926. Lee owned a funeral home in Logan, Ohio, before he moved to Tucson with his wife, Verna, and their two young children.

When Lee died in 1939, Verna became president and director of Arizona Mortuary. During World War II, Davis Monthan Air Force Base and Tucson Veterans Hospital contracted with Arizona Mortuary and honored the funeral home with letters of commendation for outstanding service.

Growth and change

Funeraria del Angel UniversityThe funeral home’s reputation for excellence spread throughout Tucson, and Arizona Mortuary became a highly respected institution. In the 1960s, the business expanded, opening Arizona Mortuary Eastside Chapel east of town.

After Verna’s death in 1972, Verna’s son-in-law, Robert Long, took over as president of the funeral homes. In 1992, Arizona Mortuary joined the Dignity Memorial network. At that time, the Eastside Chapel was closed, but other funeral businesses in the area joined the network, including what are now known as East Lawn Palms Mortuary and Desert Rose Heather Cremation and Burial.

As members of the Dignity Memorial family, we give you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated business but also benefits no other provider can offer.

Source: Tucson: Portrait of a Desert Pueblo, by John Bret Harte

Amenities

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Religious & Cultural

Other Languages Spoken

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Every Detail Remembered

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

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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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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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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.

"Alex made this process a little less overwhelming for me, she made me feel confident that she would do whatever helped me most. I am grateful for the service provided."

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September 2021

"My experience was exceptional. Alexandria and the staff there are amazing. they ensured that I was comfortable with everything that was set in place for my mom. From the moment I arrived, I felt at ease. They kept me updated and were present for any issues that arised and willing to go the extra mile to resolve it. Their kindness and sincerity made me feel calm in this stressful time. Alexandria was amazing in keeping me informed and making this process a great experience. the facility was warming and perfect for family to feel at home. thank you so much for being there."

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September 2021

"Alex made our tragedy less painful. She was kind and understanding and met all our needs. Alex went above and beyond for me and my family."

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August 2021

"Our family had just lost our mother. Under extreme stress and within an hour we needed to establish arrangements. This was just after midnight on a Friday evening. Throughout the process, we were relieved that we had place our mother in caring hands. Funeraria del Angel has a small staff, who although strangers to us before, quickly became like members of our own family. Highly professional, sympathetic to our needs, quick to respond in all matters, and generous. We felt comfortable with them, as one would be with friends."

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