Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 509-328-2600 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Melissa has been in the funeral profession since
2009. She graduated from Hamline University in 2006 with a Bachelor's
Degree in Criminal Justice and Forensics. Shortly after graduation, she
moved to Arizona and pursued her education in Mortuary Science, graduating from
Mesa Community College's Mortuary Science program in 2010. Following
graduation, Melissa immediately began working at a small funeral firm in Tempe,
AZ and has since worked in numerous roles at several funeral home and cemetery
locations in both Arizona and Washington.
In 2013, Melissa moved to Washington to be
closer to her younger sister and very much enjoyed the last six years in the
Seattle area. During her time in Seattle, Melissa graduated from National
University out of La Jolla, CA with her Master's Degree in Forensic
Science in hopes it will continue to aid her in working with families at the
funeral home. She takes great pride in the work of being a funeral director
and embalmer as it is a true passion for Melissa in caring for families during
their time of need.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoy spending time
with her boyfriend, Sean and her pets. With her older sister and Mom in
Minnesota and her Dad in Oklahoma, Melissa enjoys travelling with her younger
sister to visit family across the country. She enjoys being outdoors,
taking walks and hikes and enjoying the nature Washington has to offer.
Funeral Director & Community Outreach Coordinator
Funeral Director & Embalmer
Dean entered funeral service on February 14, 2011. He is an active father, who participates in many school activities, including acting as a chaperone for his children's school functions and field trips, and supporting other extracurricular activities like football and baseball. "It is an extraordinary privilege to serve your family".
Funeral Director & Curator
Kim was born in Tacoma Washington and moved to Spokane as a
teenager. After Graduating from North
Central, she met her future husband, Chris. She worked in the banking industry for 7 years
until the arrival of the 1st of 3 children that kicked off a 20 year
career as stay at home mom, and later, bookkeeper for Chris Akins Masonry.
In October of 2016, Kim was presented with the unique
opportunity to work part time at Hennessey Funeral Home’s Valley location. In
March of 2017, after careful consideration and support from her family, Kim
accepted a full time position at Hennessey’s downtown location. Kim supports administration, funeral
directors, and serves grieving families with much of the same passion that she
has served her own family and business over the last 25 years.
When Chris and Kim make free time between running their busy
masonry company, raising teenagers, endless home renovations, and caring for
dogs, cats and chickens- they enjoy boating, live music, and occasional trips
to anywhere warm.
Advanced Planning Manager
Ashley was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, attending
Ferris High School until her graduation in 2005. She later moved on to pursue
her Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in Communication at Eastern Washington
University, with an emphasis on Cultural Practices/Communication and Organizational Communication. She graduated with her M.S. in 2012 with honors,
and afterwards, spent several years teaching several Public Speaking classes at
Gonzaga University. She also has a professional background in event
coordinating, marketing/advertising, strategic planning, and project
Ashley’s biggest passion is helping people from all backgrounds,
and she can often be found out volunteering in the community, whether in a
team-setting or spontaneously helping a stranger. She also enjoys her free time
digging in her garden, exploring hiking trails, and finding new outdoor
activities to do with her two dogs.
Her favorite part about working at Hennessey Funeral Home is
being able to exert her high-standards as well as her kind & compassionate
touch to make each service uniquely personal, memorable, and full of beauty. In
her own words, “I am very determined in my Ambassador role and I take great
pride and personal reward in providing the most comforting and welcoming
atmosphere for all of our families. I love going the extra mile to make the
event(s) go smoothly as-planned – so that positive memories are generated and
resonate for years to come”.
Faith was born and reared in an Air Force family, living in Oklahoma, Korea, Texas and Washington. She married a young Air Force man and has enjoyed being Todd's wife for 48 years. They have four children, two who are married and two grandsons. Faith has worked previously as the executive secretary in three funeral homes, is a former florist and worked for, and retired from a credit union. She has also spent the last 45 years teaching children about God and His great love. She thoroughly enjoys working with people, having served with Todd in pastoral ministry for 24 years. Currently she ministers in various capacities at the church they attend and enjoys supporting families served by the Hennessey Funeral Home family.
Embalmer Intern/Crematory Operator
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