We are honored to have served Auburn and the Foothills for over twenty years.
Our family-owned and operated mortuary began with a desire to help families during their most vulnerable time, by providing these three things:
We caught up with owner, Scott Queen, to find out what Sierra Foothills has meant to him
Q: How did you decide on a career in funeral services?
A: My father passed away when I was 13 years old, so I was, unfortunately, familiar with mortuary services. When it was time to decide on a major while attending University of Central Oklahoma, I spoke with the director of the funeral services department, and I left that meeting knowing that this was the career for me.
Q: What brought you from Oklahoma to California?
A: After graduating from college and completing an apprenticeship at a mortuary in Edmond, Oklahoma, I sent my resume to funeral homes in multiple locations. It was my good luck that a funeral home in Auburn, was willing to give me a start. It helped that my best friend lived nearby, in Lincoln.
Q: Why did you open your own facility?
A: After working at a corporate-owned funeral home, it didn’t take long to realize that I cared more about the people than about ‘selling’ products and extra services. I took a chance, opening a small storefront and starting my own business. Ultimately I moved to the building on Auburn Ravine, where we operate today.
Q: What has made you proud of Sierra Foothills?
A: Much of my business is based on word-of-mouth, and families who have asked me to care for an elderly relative say they wouldn’t consider going anywhere else when they need help for a parent or spouse. Generations of families ask me to make pre-arrangements for them, after I care for their loved one. Knowing that I’ve earned these families’ trust is my greatest honor.
Q: What do you see in Sierra Foothills’ future?
A: We just reached our 20-year milestone, and I look forward to serving families for 20 more. Our goal is to help families during what will likely be their darkest hours, and to gently guide them through the process.
Do you have questions for Scott? Whether you need general information, or something specific to your situation, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
Thank you for reading, and God bless.
Scott Queen, Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma