Keith & Keith Funeral Home

902 West Yakima Ave Yakima, WA


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    Royal Keith


    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.

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    Gary S Layton

    General Manager

    Gary Layton has been with the Dignity Memorial network since 2002. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, an organization involved in educational, charitable, religious, social welfare and public relief efforts. He also volunteers as a chaperone and class helper at his daughter's school. Gary is a member of the Yakima Southwest Rotary, serving as a teacher for Junior Achievement. In his spare time, Gary likes to golf, travel and camp with his daughter.

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    Virgil Umbarger


    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.

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    James P Dufault

    Funeral Director

    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.

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    Robert A Eaton

    Funeral Director