Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing your loved one with a memorable funeral service in Modesto and Ceres, CA. With years of experience, our licensed funeral directors can help guide you with ease.
With an unexpected death of my mother, it was the first time I had to deal with this type of situation. Navaz Jasavala helped my family and I understand this new process with guidance and kindness. We were referred by a Modesto police officer who gave outstanding remarks. My family recommends Franklin & Downs. Thank you Navaz Jasavala & staff for all your help.
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Our firm was founded by Lew Franklin Sr. and Saxon Downs in 1946. In 1972, Lew Franklin, Jr. and LeRoy J. Hart partnered to provide services to the surrounding Modesto Community. In the late 70s, Franklin & Downs acquired the McHenry and Ceres locations. The Colonial Chapel was built in 1887 by George Perly Stone, a local banker; the home was his primary residence for over 30 years.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.