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.
Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery is one of the oldest established businesses in Tucson and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days and in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Evergreen Mortuary has been conveniently located within the park like setting of Evergreen Cemetery since 1974. This provides a benefit to the families we serve by having all three facilities, mortuary, cemetery and crematory available in one location. The facilities at Evergreen Mortuary, Cemetery & Crematory are specially designed to ensure a comfortable, dignified environment. Evergreen’s non-denominational chapel can be used for large visitations, traditional and non-traditional services and gatherings. The wall of windows overlooking the garden and grounds gives a peaceful, cool atmosphere. In addition to the large seating capacity, the chapel includes an organ and new state-of-the-art video and CD sound system. Evergreen’s staff is trained to scan favorite photos to a DVD for viewing on our 52 inch HD television located in the chapel. Families can also utilize our music library or provide their own choices to individualize their funeral service or Celebration of Life. Evergreen’s visitation rooms are decorated to provide a serene and peaceful home like atmosphere. A large, well lighted parking area adjacent to the Mortuary offers convenient handicapped access as well as regular parking.
Evergreen was founded in 1907 as a place outside of the rapidly growing Tucson city limits for burial purposes. A considerable number of burials from the main cemetery located within the town limits as well as Presidio Cemetery were relocated to Evergreen. Today, the remains of many pioneers from old ranch sites and homesteads are re-interred within Evergreen’s boundaries. Evergreen is proud to be listed as a Bird Sanctuary by the Audubon Society of Tucson, where during migration season many unique species can be sighted, due to our extensive and vast collection of trees.
Foreseeing the necessity for complete funeral services in one convenient location, Evergreen Mortuary was established in 1974, making Evergreen the first and the largest mortuary and cemetery combination in Southern Arizona. Evergreen was acquired by NorthStar Memorial Group (NSMG) in 2014. For more than a decade, NSMG has guided the future of the funeral and memorialization profession with a mission to care, comfort and plan. As industry leaders, NSMG is dedicated to serving the living by honoring the deceased and the legacies they entrust in our care. NSMG represents the nation's finest funeral, cemetery, cremation and memorialization locations. Each is unique, each is home to a tradition of leadership, and all uphold our promise of unprecedented passion and service.
Our management and staff has always been dedicated to a higher level of ethics and business practices setting standards in our industry through involvement in Tucson’s nonprofit community and state legislation. Steeped in this proud tradition, Evergreen’s commitment to the Tucson community remains as we maintain excellence in family service. In 1982 the National Funeral Directors Association initiated their “Pursuit of Excellence Program” and Evergreen immediately became involved. Since then, Evergreen consistently has been recognized nationally for its participation receiving three Eagle Awards, gaining the prestigious Emeritus Status and ultimately receiving their Crystal Eagle Awards. It has always been our goal at Evergreen Mortuary, Cemetery and Crematory to provide full information to the public regarding funeral arrangements and their cost. We firmly believe that informed people make wise decisions.
Today, when individual attitudes require a variety of funeral service alternatives, the family will discover Evergreen’s professional staff to be informative and helpful when considering service details. Greater satisfaction will come to those who carefully consider the value of all options offered to fulfill their wishes. We greatly appreciate the confidence and trust you have placed in Evergreen Mortuary, Cemetery & Crematory.
Who We Are
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
General ManagerRead Bio
Cathy brings almost 20 years of experience to her role as General Manager at Evergreen, having started out as an executive assistant and transitioning to the cemetery office manager role before becoming assistant general manager and eventually general manager at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, California.
“It is an honor to be at the helm of such an historic and well-known cemetery,” Cathy says. “What I love most is being part of a team filled with compassionate, hardworking professionals who serve the grief-stricken of this community day in and day out, guiding them through what might be the worst days of their lives.”
Mark Jason Dunn
Location ManagerRead Bio
Mark Dunn is the Location Manager at Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery in Tucson, Arizona. Mark has over 20 years’ experience in funeral service and oversees the daily operations of the funeral home. He began his career in Arizona, as an apprentice, before making the move to a primarily Jewish funeral home in Florida. Most recently he served as Chapel Manager of a private combo location in El Mirage, Arizona.
Mark joined Northstar family to continue with a company that is committed to excellence and family service. When he is not working, Mark enjoys camping with his family, NASCAR, and helping his 2 boys grow in Scouting and sports.
Office ManagerRead Bio
Heidi Gregory joined Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery in 2002 as the controller/accountant of the company and was responsible for all accounting procedures and functions. She worked in that position until acquired by NorthStar Memorial Group in 2014 where she now works as the office manager.
She enjoys being able to work closely with families and being a part of helping them through a very difficult time. She believes that you should never take life for granted because we do not know what the future holds and no one is promised tomorrow. Everyone should always live life to the fullest.
Heidi has two children and five grandchildren. When not working she enjoys traveling, scuba diving and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Sales ManagerRead Bio
Evergreen Mortuary Cemetery & Crematory
Trena started her career in the industry as a Sales Manager at a standalone cemetery in her home town of Sedalia Missouri. Trena joined Evergreen January 5th 2015 as a Family services Advisor and shortly after became the Family Services Supervisor.
In her role of Sales Manager, Trena oversees Evergreen’s team of family service advisors, leading with compassion and understanding to assist family’s in Southern Arizona at their time of need. Trena is also passionate about educating families on the need to pre-arrange there own needs as it is the best gift that can be given to your loved ones.
Trena is very active in the Tucson community. In her spare time, Trena loves to explore Arizona on her Harley Road Glide. When time permits she also loves to travel.
Trena has one daughter and twin granddaughters with a third on the way. She is looking forward to her family joining her in beautiful Tucson in the summer of 2019.
Mirza started working at Evergreen in September of 2010, he started as a cemetery caretaker and short time after became a mechanic, sandblaster and a cremationist. In 2014/15 when Northstar acquired Evergreen Mirza got promoted to Superintendent. He is married and a father of 4 children, 3 girls, and 1 boy also his other passion besides his family is his Harley Davidson, he does rides to support the community and different fundraisers, toy runs etc… Mirza enjoys working at Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery and cares about our community.