ABOUT US

family-owned and operated for three generations

Spilsbury Mortuary 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:

Funeral Director

Roy D. Olpin, II

A fourth-generation funeral director who was born and raised in Beaver, Utah, Roy attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1995-1996, and graduate school at Boston University from 2000 to 2002. Currently a PhD candidate in Public Health at the University of Louisville, Roy spends much of his spare time preparing his dissertation and teaching part-time. The love of his life, Covona, enjoys many of his interests, including hiking, biking, skiing, and taking the path less traveled on that next road trip. The pastime that gives Roy the greatest joy is driving unique vehicles, particularly a 1960s hearse/ambulance combination car named “Bonnie” that he inherited from his Grandfather and Father. Bonnie served as both an ambulance and as a funeral service vehicle in the 1960s and 1970s.

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

Vivian was born in Cedar City and moved to St. George in 1974. She and Ted along with their professional and caring family of staff members, share the same mission. That is, to provide meaningful and memorable experiences for each family served. Providing exceptional services and quality that far exceeds expectations. 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. And to care for and support our community in all of life’s celebrations and activities.

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.”

Raycen Snow

Raycen has been with Spilsbury for the past 8 years. Mortuary service is in his blood. He comes from a long line of Funeral Directors and is following in the footsteps of his Great Grand Father, Grandfather and Mother. Raycen always has a smile on his face and is eager to meet any challenge that comes his way. He and his lovely wife have a beautiful daughter who is the apple of his eye. Raycen is the Cremation Specialist for our company and is an integral part of the Spilsbury team. When time allows from his busy work schedule, you will find him enjoying the outdoors, on the water surfing, in the mountains biking, and when winter hits and the snow flies, the snowboard comes out and that is his happy place! We are proud to have Raycen as a member of the Spilsbury team!

Roy D. Olpin, II

A fourth-generation funeral director who was born and raised in Beaver, Utah, Roy attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1995-1996, and graduate school at Boston University from 2000 to 2002. Currently a PhD candidate in Public Health at the University of Louisville, Roy spends much of his spare time preparing his dissertation and teaching part-time. The love of his life, Covona, enjoys many of his interests, including hiking, biking, skiing, and taking the path less traveled on that next road trip. The pastime that gives Roy the greatest joy is driving unique vehicles, particularly a 1960s hearse/ambulance combination car named “Bonnie” that he inherited from his Grandfather and Father. Bonnie served as both an ambulance and as a funeral service vehicle in the 1960s and 1970s.

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.

Jose Calderon

With over 20 years in the funeral industry, Jose found his mission when attending his grandmother’s funeral. He saw the care and respect his grandmother was given after her passing and Jose wanted to be able to do that for other families and individuals. Jose was born and raised in east Los Angeles, California. He comes from a long line of blue blood pachuco heritage; which is known for its zoot-suit subculture of style. Jose is married with four children. On his days off, he enjoys rebuilding old Chevy’s and clearing his head with rides on his Harley to enjoy the beautiful scenery of southern Utah on his Harley Davidson. Jose’s specialty is meeting with our families in need. He is thorough and keeps good communication with the family until the process is complete. He brings fluent Spanish as an extension to the company. Spilsbury is excited to have a dynamic, gregarious individual on our staff.

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.”

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.”

Cindy Foote

Cindy is originally from Utah, raised in the town of Deweyville, named after her family, Dewey. Her career led her to Salt Lake City where she was the Exhibit Manager for GE Medical Systems. She and her husband Jerry moved from Salt Lake City to Kanab Utah in 1999 to start a telescope making business and do volunteer research for Space Telescope Science Institute. With two large telescopes in their back yard, she was able to personally be involved in the discovery of five Exoplanets outside of our solar system. When Cindy retired from GE Medical Systems, she joined the Southern Utah Home Care and Hospice organization where she was the Branch Supervisor in Kanab. She feels that Hospice is an incredible resource for communities and needs to be understood more. Cindy says, “Wouldn’t it be great if families knew what Hospice has to offer and be there to provide support to families at such a tender time?” It is this experience that brought her to Spilsbury Mortuary. Being able to comfort and support families in this community is an honor and she is proud to be a member of this respected organization. Cindy and Jerry have three children, seven enthusiastic grandchildren, and the best dog ever. She loves working with wood, collects and plays Native American Flutes, and would rather be outside than anywhere.

Connie Zdunich

Connie comes to us after devoting 30+ years to medical management. She is part of our marketing department and enjoys writing articles for our local publications. She also enjoys traveling with her husband on out of state transports and assisting families in laying their loved ones to rest. 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. The opportunity to honor our veterans is very rewarding and she 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.” In her off hours, Connie enjoys gardening, hiking, and writing, and she is an avid reader. Give her a good book, her sweetheart at her side, fresh ocean air and she is in her happy place!

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.

Jennifer Valdez
Lainee Mathews

Pre-Need

David J. Robledo

David J. Robledo is an advanced funeral planning and aftercare consultant with Spilsbury. He is passionate about preparing families for one of the most challenging times in their lives through planning for advanced funeral and cemetery arrangements. He is passionate about building relationships with those he serves. David knows the importance of listening to ensure the finest funeral planning is provided to each family. He is certified in helping our Veterans through NVB (National Veterans Benefits) by honoring those who have served our country.

A dedicated employee, David speaks both English and Spanish and is committed to serving people of all faiths and backgrounds by following Mr. Spilsbury and his family’s example. He is committed to providing compassionate, personal, and professional funeral services in the St. George area. His integrity and compassion in assisting families has made David an integral part of the Spilsbury team. In off hours, he, and his wife and four beautiful children enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking and fishing.

Mark Andersen

Mark comes to us as a seasoned service industry professional. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Recently relocating to the Washington City area, Mark, his wife, and two pups are enjoying the many outdoor activities that southern Utah has to offer: biking, hiking, running, fishing, and anything that brings a challenge. With over 20 triathlons completed, Mark understands the preparation that needs to go into planning. This success gives him the passion for making tough choices easier for families and individuals. Mark prides himself in the ability to create trustworthy relationships with those he serves and colleagues as well. Following the Spilsbury Mortuary tradition of valuing each person, the experience, and bringing peace to all we serve, Mark will be a great asset to our team.

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