Chief Executive Officer & Funeral Director
Anthony “T.J.” Garcia has been in the Funeral Service most of his life. He assists his families four other locations Grand Valley Funeral Homes located on the Western Slope of Colorado, as Consultant of Funeral Operations. He has worked in the medical field as a Firefighter / Paramedic for Westminster Fire Department and San Regional Medical Center, he was a Field Deputy Medical Investigator for the Office of Medical Investigators in New Mexico and was a Deputy Coroner in Montrose and Lake County. He finds helping others in need or someone who has had a loved one pass away a personal calling for him. According to T.J., the ability to provide a final act of service for someone’s loved one is one of the most fulfilling things in his life. He is humbled and honored to be able to serve the families and people in need. T.J. has great knowledge, experience, and professionalism in the funeral industry, and he is able to share that with each family he services.
T.J. takes great pride in his work. He has worked for Small and Large Family Owned and Operated Funeral Home Companies. He has also worked for Corporate Funeral Homes. While working for a corporate funeral home company T.J. quickly understood that the commission/bonus compensation of the corporate firms did not match his philosophy of supporting the bereaved. He had a goal of creating a funeral home where the primary goal is to serve the families of the deceased, with support and compassion at affordable prices with high care and dignity.
Since T.J. and his family took ownership of Grand Valley Funeral Homes their goals have been to provide high quality service, affordable burial and cremation options, and a personalized funeral service. Most of all they want to help and walk families through the process of a funeral arrangement according to each families individual custom traditions and/or beliefs.
In T.J.’s spare time you’ll find him spending time with family, friends and enjoying the great outdoors. T.J. mostly enjoys what the Great State of Colorado has to offer.
Chief Financial Officer & Funeral Director
Rose is the Chief Financial Officer and Funeral Director. She is also the mother to Anthony “T.J.” Garcia. Rose is a very caring person and strives to give the families she services 100 percent. She knows every family is different and may have their own customs, traditions or beliefs. Rose feels it's our job to help guide families through the funeral planning process and assist them through their time of grief. Rose also owns and operates a residential and commercial cleaning business which has been in operation for over 30 years in multiple states.
In Rose's spare time she likes to be with her family and friends, spending time with her grandchildren. Her family is very important.
Pre-Need Manager & Family Service Counselor
Scott is our Director of Pre-Planning. Scott comes from a background of sales and management. He enjoys walking people through pre-planning their funeral burial or cremation services. Scott feels each burial or cremation service should be personalized to the individual.
Scotts was Executive Sales Associate for Jostens Company for over 23 years where he was oversaw a multi state territory before joining our team a few years ago. Scott has been a great asset to Colorado Funeral Homes with his marketing and sales background. Scott is involved in multiple organizations and groups in Mesa County and the State of Colorado. He is licensed to sell insurance and pre-planning packages with National Guardian Life and United Heritage Insurance Companies.
Scott likes traveling and spending time with his family in his spare time.
Office Administrator & Funeral Assistant
Alexis is one of part time employees who assists the Funeral Directors and Management with all aspects of funeral service. She wanted to join the family business and work alongside her uncle Anthony "T.J." Garcia and her grandmother Rose Abeyta. We were very thankful to have her be part of the Colorado Funeral Homes team. Alexis plan is to attend mortuary science college to become a Funeral Director.
In Alexis's spare time she enjoys spending time her family and friends but most of all her son newborn Romero.