Gilbert Yates began his funeral service career in Coeur d'Alene during the 1930's and founded the Yates Funeral Home in 1952 after graduating from college and serving with the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. It was his desire to be of service to the members of his community during their most difficult times. That philosophy still continues to inspire the Yates family and staff after three generations.
Our North Idaho communities are uniquely diverse in beliefs, cultures and backgrounds. Therefore we offer a staff of professionally trained and licensed men and women who fully appreciate these differences and have a heartfelt understanding and respect for the special needs of all whom we serve. Each of our funeral homes offers a complete range of services with their own unique décor and surroundings. Receptions at our Gathering Center are also available, at no charge, for those families having a service of remembrance or celebration.
We are proud to be family owned. We have two facilities, our own crematory, a pre-planning insurance agency, and an ownership in a local cemetery. We are funeral directors, morticians, military veterans, coaches, teachers, volunteer firemen, and members of churches, fraternal organizations and civic groups. Gilbert Yates, Dexter Yates and Eli Yates are all past presidents of the Idaho State Funeral Directors Association, and we are active in the National Funeral Directors Association.
We believe our work is a "mission" and it is our privilege to be of service to your family. We are small enough to care and large enough to serve. We are intent on providing the best level of care, understanding, and compassion to the citizens of North Idaho, and all with a competitive range of prices.
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