Deschutes - Caring Staff


Caring Staff

Our team of experienced and compassionate professionals is here to provide comfort and guidance through a challenging time and assist you with planning a service of remembrance for your loved one.

Aaron J Adams - Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Stemming from Pioneer Families on both sides of the Snake River, Aaron J. Adams was born and raised in Boise, Idaho where he graduated from Borah High School and attended Boise State University. At the age of 19, Aaron began his career in Funeral Service at his Second Cousin’s funeral home in Boise after his cousin was untruthful with Aaron about what exactly the job he was offering entailed. Following the Completion of his Idaho MRT Apprenticeship he finished his education at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham where he graduated with an AS in Funeral Service Education in 2004.

Following graduation from MHCC Aaron worked completing his Oregon Apprenticeship in Portland and once completed continued serving families in the Portland Metro Area and then on the Central Oregon Coast at several funeral establishments before moving to Central Oregon in 2015. Aaron is thrilled to be back in the High Mountain Desert, out of the rain and back into the sagebrush. Aaron has a Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License in Idaho, and enjoys many other outdoor activities and sports including: hiking/backpacking, camping, snowboarding, College Football (Go Broncos and Beavers) and above all else Hockey. Aaron’s wife and 2 wonderfully exuberant and energetic children can usually be found in tow for the adventure of the day.

Aaron Says “It is an Honor and Privilege to serve and assist the families of Central Oregon as they travel along the journey of grief and loss and hopefully, by doing so, in some small part, I may also bring honor to and pay forward the care, concern, and comfort that has been bestowed on me while I wandered a path of my own.”


Shawn Antoni - Administrative Assistant

Shawn was born and raised in the Portland-Gresham, Oregon area. In 1993, Shawn and her husband, Troy moved to Bend, Oregon where they worked for the local newspaper. They have been happily married since 1995 and have one amazing and beautiful daughter, Emily, who is attending college and studying Criminal Justice. Shawn has over 26 years of customer service/administrative experience. It is a pleasure working for the Daniel Family and serving the families. In Shawn’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, watching movies and going on long walks.


Kory Larson, Cemeterian

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