Funeral and cremation

Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home

How may we help you?

The Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home has been serving Yakima, Washington, and the surrounding communities for more than 75 years. We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to helping our client families with compassionate, professional and personal service.


  • Catered Receptions
  • Chapel
  • Event Space
  • Funeral Celebrants
  • Multicultural Funerals


Customized funeral services

Whether you are looking for a traditional funeral service or a personalized memorial, we can create the perfect service for your loved one. All of our services are designed to help our client families through one of the most challenging stages of life.

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.

Your trusted provider

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. When you choose Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home, you receive not only the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the benefits you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services.


Front exterior building at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral HomeLangevin El Paraiso Funeral Home was founded in January 1906 by Fred E. Shaw and A.L. Flint and operated as Flint-Shaw Funeral Home. It was located on N. 2nd St. in Yakima, Washington.

Many names

In 1928, it was renamed Shaw-Webb Funeral Home, and in 1940, it transitioned to Chapman-Poulin Funeral Home. Continuing its history, in 1953, it became Langevin-Meyer Funeral Home and then, following the death of Mr. Meyer, it was simply Langevin Funeral Home.

1010 West Yakima Avenue

In 1962, Larry Langevin formed a partnership with Lyle Mussetter and renamed the funeral home, Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. They built a new facility at 1010 W. Yakima Ave. In 1982, Royal Keith, Virgil Umbarger and Joe Merritt purchased the firm. In 1990, it became a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

Changing with the community

Twenty-four years later, recognizing a growing need and focus for multicultural services, the funeral home transitioned, extending the name and welcoming a bilingual team of associates to care for the Hispanic community. The funeral home now operates as Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home.

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