Edward A. (Ted) Spilsbury
Following in his father’s footsteps, Ted Spilsbury is a second generation Funeral Director. Ted and his father, LeGrande Spilsbury, have served the residents of southern Utah, Arizona, and Nevada for a combined total of nearly 76 years. Currently serving all of southern Utah and sections of Arizona and Nevada, this beautiful mortuary is often referred to as the “Crown Jewel of Funeral Service.” As Ted and Vivian reflect upon the Spilsbury heritage of funeral service, they are very pleased that they have been able to reach such a high level of service and professionalism on behalf of the families they serve.
Ted and Vivian, along with their professional and caring family of staff members, share this mission: To provide meaningful and memorable experiences for the families we serve in all areas in which we serve them. To truly care for our community and the families we serve in all of life’s celebrations and activities. To provide exceptional services and quality that far exceeds the expectations of the families we serve. To provide comfort, hope and peace to the families we serve through the adherence of our guiding principles and the Spilsbury heritage of funeral service
Jody is a third generation funeral director, born and raised in St.George, Ut. She and her loving husband are parents to three sons. When their youngest son started school full time, Jody did as well. She enrolled in American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, NY. Graduating in July of 2014, Seventy-five years after her Grandfather LeGrande Spilsbury, Jody fulfilled her lifelong dream of providing loving service to grieving Families. Jody – “Being able to continue the Legacy my grandfather and father have begun is an honor. Growing up watching the care, love and respect they showed to Families, at a most tender time in their lives, nurtured and molded my belief as to the importance of funeral service and putting others needs above your own.”
Tony really enjoys the feeling that he is a part of something that makes a difference in people’s lives. His true passion, and the reason that he entered the funeral service, is simply to be there for the families we serve. He finds himself going through many emotions along the funeral path. “Our families experience so many feelings, and I find that the bond I develop with each individual is a miracle beyond words.”
Ryan Randall was born and raised in St. George, Utah and is a graduate of Dixie High School. Ryan began working in the funeral industry in 2010 and finds much reward and joy in serving the families that entrust Spilsbury Mortuary with their loved ones. Ryan spends the majority of his free time with his beautiful wife, Amanda. Together they enjoy attending musical and sporting events, as well as spending time outdoors with their two dogs
Funeral Director/Advanced Planning Consultant
Mark grew up in Ogden, Utah and is the son of George and Gloria Heiner. He graduated from Ogden High School and attended Weber State University. After a Funeral Service internship with Lindquist Mortuaries in 1994, he was accepted into the Mortuary Science Program at Mt. Hood’s College of Mortuary Science in Gresham, Oregon. He has been a practicing as a licensed Funeral Director in the State of Utah since 1998.
Mark met and married Jennifer Manookin in 1993 and together they are the parents of four children. Mark and his family currently live in Ivins, where he supports his children’s passion for the performing arts and his wife’s volunteer efforts with CHADD of Utah. Besides his service with Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, Mark is a member of the Rotary Club of Dixie Sunrise, just recently celebrating his ninth anniversary as a Rotarian, the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, and sings with The Southern Utah Heritage Choir.
This handsome, young man is one of our Assistant Funeral Directors. Bradley was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah. He graduated from Cedar City High School. Bradley had the privilege of serving an LDS Mission in Mexico and uses his bilingual abilities to help the families we serve from the Hispanic community of St. George. Bradley enjoys hunting and the outdoors. He loves the satisfaction of helping others in their time of need and is proud to be a member of the Spilsbury Team.
Aimee Sawyer is the Administrative Coordinator for Spilsbury Mortuary. She was raised in the Southern Utah area and loves calling St. George home. She loves all the outdoor activities that living in Southern Utah provides. Aimee is a voracious reader and is always traveling with a book in hand.
Aimee found her calling in serving families as they go through a tender time in their lives. All of the experiences and amazing people she has encountered since entering the funeral service have been vastly rewarding. “Every family we serve will be etched into my memory for years to come. The families we serve become embedded in our hearts through their stories and personal experiences.”
Rhonda is the Assistant Administrative Coordinator for Spilsbury Mortuary. She is a California girl who grew to love the beauty of Southern Utah after living for fourteen years in England. Rhonda loves to read, sing and play guitar and grandma. She feels honored when asked to share her singing talent during funeral services. Rhonda also has her feet in the world of aviation with working to earn her pilot’s certificate.
When looking for employment, Rhonda wanted to help those in the community and has found this desire fulfilled working at Spilsbury Mortuary. “This is my best job… ever”, she tells many. She finds great personal satisfaction in serving all of the families that come to Spilsbury in the most loving way possible.
Community Outreach is Connie’s position here at Spilsbury Mortuary. Working with the local Hospice Groups and Veterans Associations has been an enlightening experience. The military is very close to Connie’s heart; her father was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and her sweetheart is retired Navy. She enjoys supporting the amazing men and women who have served our great country. Connie finds being able to support our local hospice groups very rewarding and feels being a part of the Spilsbury team is an awesome opportunity. She is the mother of seven daughters and nineteen grandchildren, who are “the joy of her heart”. “I love being of assistance to those in our community who do so much for each of us. This position has enriched my life. Thank you to Spilsbury.
A life-long resident of Southern Utah, LaRene has been assisting Spilsbury with services at our Hurricane facility for many years. We have always depended upon her kindness and good humor in serving our families.
Joe comes to us with a background of forty years in law enforcement and is also retired Navy. He ran the Honor Guard for the Utah Highway Patrol for several years. Joe and his wife, Connie, have seven daughters and nineteen grandchildren. He is a Salt Lake City native and graduate of Hillcrest High School and Westminster College. Joe is part of the Spilsbury support staff, working funerals and doing transportation. He greatly enjoys serving the community. “I feel it a great privilege to serve those who come to us in their time of loss and to be able to give their loved ones the honor and respect they deserve.”