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.
Thank you to the staff and especially Navaz and Jonathan. Losing Dad was the hardest thing we have ever went through but because of Jonathan and Navaz being there every step of the way and making sure EVERYTHING was what Mom wanted. Dad had a beautiful memorial and service. Thank you so much for making our difficult time easier to bear and for the respect you gave Dad.
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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.