About

Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park offer funeral home and cemetery services at 1 convenient location to the Yuma, Arizona, community. Whether you are looking for a traditional funeral or a completely unique memorial, our locations offer a variety of services to suit your needs.

Communities served

  • Barkley Ranch
  • Foothills
  • Mesa del Sol
  • Somerton County
  • Yuma County

Compassionate care

Our professional, compassionate and bilingual funeral directors are available to assist you with arranging a service that commemorates life according to your wishes. The funeral home is committed to exceeding expectations and delivering a standard of service that is 100% guaranteed. Our mortuary chapel features a stained-glass window lending to a beautiful chapel service experience.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent 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.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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Trusted providers

Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park are proud to be members of the Dignity Memorial® network. When you choose these Yuma funeral home and cemetery teams, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from locally operated establishments, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.

Customized services

Standard reception venue at Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial ParkThe Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and customer satisfaction. Our experienced and knowledgeable funeral home staff is able to serve families of all faiths, beliefs, cultures and backgrounds. All of our services are designed to help families through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.

We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to assisting families with compassionate, professional and personal service. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services.

Desert Lawn Memorial Park cemetery

Cemetery grounds at Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial ParkDesert Lawn Memorial Park is a tranquil place to honor the memory of your loved ones. Our grounds contain a variety of trees, garden features and estate gardens. From in-ground burials to cremation memorials, cemetery staff will work with you to create the perfect selection of services that suit your needs.

History

In 1907, Johnson Mortuary was founded by O.C. Johnson, and in 1937, Johnson established Desert Lawn Memorial Park. In 1987, the mortuary relocated to the grounds of Desert Lawn Memorial Park, so that people could now handle all their funeral, cremation and cemetery needs at once. Today, we continue to serve Yuma area families and the surrounding community with care and compassion during this emotional stage of life.

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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.

"Kovia Lown made this challenging and difficult time a much more bearable experience. Kovia's kindness, care, and genuine compassion is preceded only by her knowledge and professionalism. I cannot thank her enough for all that she did to accommodate the needs of my late father, myself and my family."

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September 2022

"Kovia was an excellent and so was Brian and the funeral staff"

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August 2022

"I cannot thank Kovia Lown, Family Service Counselor and Kenneth Lown, Funeral Director enough for their help and support in my time of need. I expected a lot of difficult and frustrating work on my behalf, as my wife would be buried in a military cemetery in another state, and most of her burial expenses would be covered by her Native American Tri

be. After sitting with Kovia and expressing our decisions, circumstances and needs, we left with a peaceful understanding that everything could be taken care of. Kenneth met with us a few days later and totally took over responsibility for virtually all arrangements. He contacted the cemetery and the tribe on our behalf, and applied for death certificates and permits to transport the casket. He personally transported my wife and casket to the cemetery, and the service was on time and without a hitch. Communication with Johnson Mortuary was excellent at all times, whether by phone, text, email or in person. I am extremely thankful for the services they provided and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need during such a stressful period. Thank you for everything."

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August 2022

"Kenny and Sally went above and beyond I had a stress free experience so grateful thank you very much"

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