ABOUT US

Spilsbury Mortuary, family-owned and operated for three generations, is nestled on a hill top surrounded by majestic trees.

It offers a place of solace and peace to all we serve. We are honored to be of service to you during this tender journey. Our sole desire is to assist your family in healing after loss, embracing all cultural and religious differences and assisting all financial situations. Spilsbury is privileged to be entrusted with the care of your loved one. Our first priority is to care for your family with dignity, honor, and complete attention to each and every detail.

Our Facility

Spilsbury Mortuary offers a warm, inviting environment with traditional architecture and elegant interior décor.

Our 17,000-square-foot facility features:

Our Staff

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.

Vivian Spilsbury

Ted and Vivian, along with their professional and caring family of staff members, share the same mission. That is, 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 Spilsbury-Snow

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. She says, “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 Whitney

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,” he says, “and I find that the bond I develop with each individual is a miracle beyond words.”

Ryan Randall

Ryan Randall is our general manager who was born and raised in St. George, UT 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.

Connie Zdunich

Connie is over community outreach 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 a retired Navy veteran. 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 that 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.” She says, “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.”

Joe Zdunich

Joe comes to us with a background of forty years in law enforcement and is also a retired Navy veteran. 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. He says, “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.”

Jacob Kayser

Jacob is a 2020 graduate from Dixie State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He loves living in St. George with his wonderful wife, Lily, and spending free time biking and working on old cars. Being at Spilsbury Mortuary brings him fulfillment and satisfaction, knowing that the families he serves are receiving remarkable service.

Tuesday Taylor

Tuesday joined Spilsbury Mortuary in January of 2020 as an Administrative Coordinator. She is a native of the Philippines and graduated from Columban College in 1992. In 2015 she and her two children immigrated to the United States. Tuesday has since lived in St. George. She met her husband at Nielsen's Custard in 2016. Together they have five children. Tuesday enjoys photography, gardening and in her spare time visits the amazing sites of Southern Utah. Tuesday's Filipino culture has added Spilsbury's prowess in reaching out and comforting those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. Having spent most of her career enhancing customer service in the Philippines, she feels privileged serving and diversifying Spilsbury’s continued efforts in brining friendship, dignity, and excellence to a rapid growing community.

Lily Kayser

Lily was raised in Southern California and moved to St. George after marrying her husband, Jacob. She shares her skills greeting families in our front office. Lily finds her position at Spilsbury Mortuary fulfilling and especially loves being a part of caring for the families we serve. In her free time, Lily enjoys cycling, playing the violin, and cooking.

Cydnee Hoskins

Cydnee was raised in Southern Utah and calls it home. She has three amazing children and one adorable grandson, who brings her great joy. Her hobbies are gardening and sewing. Cyd joined our Spilsbury team in 2018, working behind the scenes handling our accounting department. She is a valued employee and a wonderful friend to all.

Kristina Roselli

Kristina is an Alaskan girl. She lived in Fairbanks, AK. for 31 years. In 2019, Kristina retired from her job as a paraprofessional in Special Education from the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
She and her husband moved to St. George because they were ready to thaw out and live in the sunshine closer to Kristina’s family. They enjoy a large family and have been blessed with 11 grandchildren.
Kristina serves as the assistant to the Community Outreach Coordinator, Grief Group assistant and our funeral program designer. “ I love the family atmosphere at Spilsbury Mortuary and I really enjoy serving our families during their time of need.”

Kason Heaton

Kason Heaton was born and raised in St. George, Utah. Since his parents both worked at Spilsbury when he was little, the mortuary literally was one of his first homes. He loves music, climbing, and woodworking. Kason graduated from Desert Hills and received his Associate Degree at Dixie State University in 2014. He was a member of the National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, 4-H, and earned his Eagle Scout. After graduation, he served a two-year LDS mission in the Philippines, Quezon City North Mission. Upon returning home, Kason began studying economics, graphic design, and international development at Brigham Young University. Through the Ballard Center at BYU, he was able to volunteer with Globus Relief, a company that helps redistribute medical equipment to people who need it, and consult for Organizmo, a Colombian Non-Profit on their Agro-Forestry initiative. Kason began working in the funeral industry as a first-call respondent in 2017. He quickly grew to love the profession and the people with whom he worked. He takes pride in the craft and finds joy in helping others find comfort and closure in times of loss. Kason is currently a funeral service intern, working towards becoming a Funeral Director. Kason joined our team on2020 and we are excited to have him on board.