A premier funeral home in the Magic Valley, White Mortuary and Crematory has provided funeral services in and around Twin Falls, Idaho, since 1924. As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, all of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.
- Catered Receptions
- Crematorium On-Site
- Multicultural Funerals
A range of funeral options
We at White Mortuary and Crematory understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience. The funeral home team is committed to guiding you through it every step of the way. Whether you wish to arrange a traditional funeral service, are interested in a contemporary celebration of life, plan to have a large gathering or would like a more intimate service, our expert associates will work with you one on one to ensure your personal preferences are honored and family traditions are upheld. What's more, we offer ongoing grief support to those who need it.
On-site cremation services
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements. Our on-site crematory means that your loved one never leaves our care.
Planning a funeral ahead of time
At White Mortuary and Crematory, we also recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can feel overwhelming. In addition to assisting during an immediate time of need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to plan final arrangements in advance. By planning a funeral ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief, peace of mind and comfort for your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met and your budget is kept. We are here to discuss funeral, cremation and cemetery options should you wish to do so in advance.
Please call White Mortuary and Crematory if you need immediate assistance, want to tour our funeral home facility or would like information about our products and services. We are always here for you.
White Mortuary and Crematory was established in early 1924 when Ella M. White—who had been working for Glen Blue of Blue and Company Mortuary—bought his share of the business. During that time, the leading cause of death was pneumonia or heart trouble.
A few years later in 1928, she changed the name to White Mortuary. At that time, the business was located in a storefront building on Shoshone Street in Twin Falls. Ella was the sole operator of the mortuary until 1937, when her daughter, Frances, moved back to Twin Falls from California with her husband, Hugh U. Phillips.
Hugh worked for Ella, and in 1939, they constructed a new building at 136 4th Ave. E., across the street from the Twin Falls City Park. The building was completed in 1939 and became known as White Mortuary, The Chapel by the Park. During this time, Hugh and Frances took over ownership as well. Ella died away in 1968.
Until 1967, the ambulance service in Twin Falls was operated by our funeral home.
Hugh and Frances operated the business until 1980. Upon their retirement, they sold the business to Jerry D. Holman and Ronald J. Hamilton. Jerry and Ronald ran the business for many years along with partner Lewis Lenker.
Although times have changed, we at White Mortuary are honored to remain a vital part of the Magic Valley.