Affiliated with Keith and Keith Funeral Home since 1959, Royal Keith has been an active volunteer in healthcare, cultural activities and other philanthropic endeavors in Yakima. After over half a century of service to families, he is nationally recognized as an authority on grief and bereavement.
Virgil Umbarger has served the Yakima community for more than 4 decades, providing compassionate care to families during a difficult time. His commitment and values of honesty, integrity and service excellence are principals he represents consistently.
If he is not at the funeral home, Virgil is likely serving on a project with the Downtown Yakima Rotary Club, Central Lutheran Church or Habitat for Humanity. He is a past president of the Washington State Funeral Directors Association and a former chair for the Red Cross.
Virgil’s childhood dream was to become a horticulturist and now, in his semi-retirement, he is living that dream, caring for his orchard.
James P Dufault
Jim Dufault began providing burial services in Yakima in 1979. Over the decades, Jim has earned nearly 40 years of experience while staying current with the changing values of modern families. Jim is an active member of St. Paul Cathedral and the Knights of Columbus Council 2303. Every year, Jim helps Central Washington families enjoy the annual Moxee Hop Festival by volunteering his time. Outside of work and service, Jim enjoys playing a good game of golf.
Robert A Eaton
Maria Martinez joined our team in October 2015 and serves as a family services advisor. Before becoming a funeral industry professional, she worked in the caregiving and agriculture industries. Maria has amazing determination to protect the families in the growing Hispanic communities of The Valley. She is a member of Santo Redentor in Yakima. Maria has 2 sons, a daughter and 2 beautiful granddaughters and she enjoys cooking and traveling to Cancun.
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