Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Established in 1956, Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Salem, Oregon is located a few miles from the Oregon State capital building. Surrounded by farmland and the Oregon Mountains, and overlooking the lush Willamette Valley, the flat grounds feature wonderful trees and gardens. There are old unique monuments in the gardens, including a mural of the Last Supper, a shepherd and sheep, and an open Bible.

In the mid 1980's, Restlawn funeral home was added to the cemetery grounds. Understanding the growing needs of West Salem and Polk county, Restlawn Funeral Home was built to meet the needs of the community. Restlawn has a modern design and continues to make adjustments in order to grow with our community.

Restlawn offers traditional funerals, personalized funerals, memorial and graveside services, various cremation options, military honors for Veterans, traditional in-ground burials, niches, lawn crypts, columbariums, mausoleums, and private estate options.

100k
legacies honored
65
years in business
300k
moments remembered

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.Together, we make this place amazing.

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

General Manager & Director
Justin Witherell

Justin Witherell

Apprentice Funeral Director
Katharyne Thompson

Katharyne Thompson

Apprentice Funeral Director
Gregory Barrick

Gregory Barrick

Funeral Director
Olga Sanderson

Olga Sanderson

Advance Planning Advisor
Larry Peeler

Larry Peeler

Advance Planning Advisor
Tisha Fennell

Tisha Fennell

Regional Administrator
Mike Thress

Mike Thress

Funeral and Cemetery Sales Manager
Leigh Gibson

Leigh Gibson

Funeral Home Administrator
Garry Zwaschka

Garry Zwaschka

Funeral Director / Embalmer
Joel Ventres

Joel Ventres

Grounds Keeper
Joshua Graham

Joshua Graham

Grounds Superintendent

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