History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Building on our reputation in the Wasatch Front, we opened the Southern Utah office of Serenity Funeral Home in the Fall of 2008 at 1316 South 400 East in St. George.  In May of 2010 the Cremation Center of Southern Utah was opened as a complementary business next door.  We have been pleased with the acceptance by the St. George community.  With offices in Draper, Orem and Logan, we have become a favorite with families who want to return to Northern Utah or Southern Idaho for burial.

Our Valued Staff

  • Russ Atkin

    Russ Atkin Funeral Director and Owner

    Russ was born and raised in Cedar City, UT. He choose his career path in the funeral industry in 1999 and has been serving those in need ever since. Russ saw a tremendous need for something different than what was available for those choosing cremation. It was with that in mind, he created the Cremation Center of Southern Utah, an entire funeral home specifically designed for those choosing cremation.

    People often ask me, “How can you do what you do?” I always say. “I love what I do.” The truth is I work with the family members of the deceased through some of the most difficult days of their lives. I have the opportunity to make a difference and hopefully make things just a little bit easier for each person I serve. The best part of what I do is the thank you’s and the hugs I get form those whom I’ve helped.

  • Larry Lee Hansen

    Larry Lee Hansen Funeral Director and Owner

    Larry is one of the owners of Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah. He is also an owner of Serenity Funeral Homes of Draper and Lindon and he also has ties with Cache Valley Mortuary in Logan. Larry has over 30 years experience in funeral service and has been active in his Church, serving in many positions. He was born in Pasadena, California and he was raised in Rupert, Idaho where he graduated from high school and attended college at the College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho, Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and Mortuary Science in Dallas, Texas. He married Sheri Stimpson and they have 2 sons and 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter. He owned and operated funeral homes in Rupert and Burley Idaho for over 20 years before becoming a partner in Serenity Funeral Homes in 2012. He hobbies included riding his mountain bike, road bike and triathlon bike. He has competed in the Spudman Triathlon for 26 years.

  • Duane Lamoreaux

    Duane Lamoreaux Funeral Counselor and Owner

    Duane spent most of his career as a school teacher before he found a most rewarding and challenging career in the funeral business. Duane has taught every grade from third through twelfth grade. He loves to tell people he spent ten years in prison, which is true however; he went home every night and every weekend (he was teaching). Duane is one of the most social people you will ever meet and can have a great conversation with anyone. He believes Paragonah is the center of the universe and says it can be proven mathematically. Duane loves this profession and feels honored to help each family he meets, even at two in the morning.

  • Kerry T. Gubler

    Kerry T. Gubler Funeral Counselor and Planner

    Kerry Gubler, a loving father of eight and grandfather of twenty-seven, has been a successful businessman who started two insurance agencies in Hurricane which continue to operate today. He also servced ten years as an administrator for a residential youth program in the State of Utah.

    He has been active in his community, serving as Mayor of LaVerkin twenty years ago, and has just recently been re-elected as Mayor.

    He has been actively engaged in church service his entire life and greatly enjoyed the two times he spent as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As he dedicated five years in his calling as Bishop, he came to deeply understand the pain that others experience at the time of loss of a loved one. He has conducted and spoke at many funerals, and is known for his compassion when he is endeavoring to help those in need of consolation.

    Kerry still maintains his insurance license and is eager to help anyone wishing to plan ahead in purchasing a pre-need funeral plan. He is easy to visit with and would love for you to come in and meet him.

  • Lynn Bloxham

    Lynn Bloxham Funeral Counselor and Planner

  • Graham Bueler

    Graham Bueler Cremation Arranger

  • Jacqui Atkin

    Jacqui Atkin Social Media Manager

    Jacqui Atkin is the content manager for social media and marketing.