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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer & Insurance Agent

Troy began his funeral service career in 1988 at his hometown funeral home, Banta-Torrey Funeral Home in Alma, Nebraska. One night while in high school, he attended a career fair where he spent the evening speaking to a local funeral director. From this night on, he knew he wanted to make funeral service his career. In 1994, while in college, he worked at the Powers Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He received his degree in Pre-Mortuary Science from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1996. He then went on to obtain his degree in Funeral Service from Mid-America College in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1997. Troy became a licensed funeral director in 1998 in the State of Iowa. He relocated to Tempe, Arizona in December of 1999 and in February 2000 received his Arizona Funeral Director and Embalmer's Licenses. He also received his Insurance license in the State of Arizona in 2002.

Over the next several years Troy has worked at several funeral homes in the Tempe, Chandler, and Mesa areas until realizing a life-long dream to start his own funeral home. Richardson Funeral Home is the culmination of his 20+-year journey working with families during one of their hardest times. Troy is an avid sports fan and was a member of the William Penn College Men's Golf Team while in college. His passion for the University of Nebraska football team and the Arizona Cardinals is evident. Troy has been married to his wife, Sandra, for 17 years, and has a son, Bennett. Troy is an active member of the Tempe South Rotary Club, Tempe Chamber of Commerce, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Arizona Funeral Cemetery and Cremation Association, and the Better Business Bureau.

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Tim Adkins

Tim Adkins

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

With over twenty years of experience in the funeral industry, Tim is a seasoned funeral professional. His desire is to help grieving families and loved ones as they go through their time of need, during what is one of the most difficult experiences of their lives. Tim constantly seeks to innovate with embalming techniques and has invented, developed, and produced various products and chemicals to that end. His ultimate goal is to provide a needed service and to be a consummate professional in all aspects of the business. Tim is licensed in the State of Arizona as Funeral Director and Embalmer.


Julie VerHoef

Julie VerHoef

Office Manager/Funeral Arranger & Licensed Insurance Agent

Julie began her career in the funeral industry in 2013, almost by accident. During her senior year of high school, she had to write an essay of what she wanted to do when she graduated, she couldn’t pinpoint a specific career, just that she had a very strong desire to help people and make a difference in the world. When she started in the funeral industry, she realized she was fulfilling her dream. Julie grew up in Utah and moved to Arizona shortly after graduating from high school. Though she did not grow up in Arizona, she has strong family ties here, so she immediately felt at home. Julie received her degree in Human Services in 2013. When Julie is not working, you can find her spending time with her son, finding new exotic house plants to add to her collection, spending time outside, or just enjoying an evening in.

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Polly Bosworth

Polly Bosworth

Funeral/Visitation Attendant



Kelly Rae Whitt

Kelly Rae Whitt

Funeral/Visitation Attendant



Pastor Fred Morse

Pastor Fred Morse

Funeral/Visitation Attendant



Tom Mansfield

Tom Mansfield

Funeral/Visitation Attendant



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