Mitch Blackburn
Owner/Operator/Director/Pre-paid Insurance
Mitch was raised on a farm in Loa, Utah, where he was taught the value of hard work. After graduating from Wayne High School he attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City pursuing a degree in communications. While working part time for a mortuary he decided to change his career. He completed his prerequisites for his mortuary degree and headed for Mt. Hood Collage of Mortuary Science in Oregon. During his two years in mortuary classes, he learned many hands on experiences in the field of embalming and funeral directing. Unlike the new generation of funeral directors that receive their license on line though the internet. Mitch has been a mortician since 1991. He has worked for many mortuaries before and during his college years. He has gained much experience from working with: Southern Utah Mortuaries, Vancouver Mortuary, Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, Ursenbach Funeral Home, Spilsbury Mortuary, Virgin Valley Mortuary, Lindquist Mortuaries and Thomson Vernal Mortuary; Learning all the valuable skills from each place and creating his own, especially his embalming techniques, which he learned from some of the best embalmers around, especially Frank Thomson. With 21 years experience, he brings a "No Pressure" approach of personal touch, integrity, dignity and reverence to every service he renders. Mitch is committed to being an educational resource for people; helping to put the wishes and desires of the families he is serving his first priority. His exceptional people skills and abilities as a mortician and funeral director has earned him an impeccable reputation. He is also licensed to sale insurance policies for preneed funeral plans. Mitch is also a husband and father of four. He is serving as Bishop of the Vernal 1st Ward . He is an avid outdoorsman, sportsman, and all around fun loving guy.

TyAnn Boyer Blackburn
Co owner/Manager
TyAnn, was born in Keosauqua, Iowa, and raised in Cedar City, Utah. She graduated from Cedar High where she participated in Drill Team. While attending Evans Cosmetology she met Mitch Blackburn. They were married soon after and together have four children, three boys and one girl. She is officially in charge of finances, however, just about everything requires her organizational and business skills. TyAnn volunteers with a number of Charitable organizations, including The Relay for Life, Boy Scouts of America, Trees for Charity, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Her family enjoys the outdoors and all that the Uintah Basin has to offer, the Reservoirs to cool off in while boating, and the Mountains for camping. What she loves most is spend time with her family.

Braxten Mitchell Blackburn
Braxten is 17, a Junior at the Uintah High School. He enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and wake boarding and most anything with an adrenaline rush. He is finishing his eagle scout rank. When not working at the Funeral home he is also employed at Igloo Ice

Dakota Lewis Blackburn
Dakota, 20, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is the oldest child of Mitch and TyAnn. Dakota has a very loving personality, His love and compassion for others. He is a friend to many, and always puts there desires, and needs first; a lot like his father. Dakota has always been a hard worker, helping without being asked. Dakota has been working at the Mortuary along side his Dad for several years; working funerals, setting cemetery vaults, moving flowers, washing cars, mowing lawns, and computer work. He has a love for the outdoors especially the mountains, wake boarding, snowmobiling, and snow boarding. Dakota is a Eagle Scout and has a interest in helping with the family business. He is serving a mission in the Canada Winnipeg Mission.

Shanae Blackburn
Shanae is 15, born in Ogden, Utah. She moved to Vernal at just 3 days old. She is constantly wanting to learn how to drive. She loves to play softball and is on the Vernal all-star team playing at the short-stop position. She also enjoys shopping, volleyball, wake boarding, riding 4 wheelers and going with her dad to the mountains. She has become the choice baby sitter in our ward. Shanae is our Custodian, she keeps this place nice and clean.

R. McClain Blackburn
McClain, 18, was born in Payson, Utah. He is the second eldest son of Mitch and TyAnn. McClain has a love for sports, Having a competitive drive, and a thrill for a challenge. Some of his hobbies are, golf, ice hockey, and snowmobiling. McClain has been able to play for two National championships with hockey. He is a big help to his Dad, He has earned the Eagle Scout rank. McClain has recently graduated from high school and is serving a LDS mission in the Cincinnati Ohio Mission.


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