13450 Paramount Blvd.
South Gate, CA  90280-8251
Available 24 hours a day by phone
(800) 795-0028
(562) 630-3886


About Us

We believe in flexible, sincere, and highly personalized service. We have the resources to provide the best quality products and services at reasonable prices. We offer a higher level of personal service and caring. Our experienced staff is available day and night and we believe you'll find our facilities comfortable and our prices fair. We stake our name and reputation on it.

We are firmly committed to relieving the stress, and easing the burden of grief of the families who depend on us, regardless of race, religion, or financial status. We offer guidance and support, as long and as
often as you need us. We will carry on this commitment of family service and counseling for many years, and we extend this service to every family.

We understand your grief and respect your financial concerns.

We take pride in providing our services in ways that make you feel as if you're in the home of a trusted and thoughtful friend.

Our professional staff includes:
Our founder and director, Glenn E. Midgley
     Licensed Embalmer #EMB-7549
     Licensed Funeral Director #FDR-102
     Life Agent License #0783611
     Notary Public
Antonio M. del Palacio, Partner/Latino Services Director
Ann M. O'Neill, Partner/Office Manager, South Gate
Steve T. Midgley, Personnel and Human Resources Director
David Sweetin, Embalming Staff Supervisor
Licensed Embalmer #EMB-9021                                                                            Reverend Anthony Scovotto, Bereavement and Grief Chaplain                          Mary Kwan, Florist


Following a lifetime dream, Glenn established Gardenside Funeral Service, Inc. in May of 1999.  He dedicated Gardenside to serving people of all faiths, walks of life, financial status and lifestyle, without question or prejudice.  Believing funeral service to be a very special ministry, he began his career in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was born.  He came to Southern California to attend Cypress Community College's Department of Mortuary Science in the fall of 1983.  During the time he spent in school, he tutored several classmates and was instrumental in helping them graduate.  At their graduation ceremony, he was awarded the Bauffman award, given to those who did the most to help their fellow students.  He was also awarded the Mu Sigma Alpha, a fraternity of scholars in mortuary science, presented only to those who achieved a 4.0 throughout the course of study.  Following graduation in the summer of 1985, Glenn worked at a couple mortuaries from 1985 to 1999, when he established Gardenside Funeral Service.

In December 2003, he changed the name, along with the motto and logo to reflect his belief that a good funeral director is like a lighthouse.

"A caring funeral director is like a lighthouse that provides gentle guidance through a storm.  With care and compassion, I believe that we are able to serve those who come to us for guidance through their storm and help carry them through to a place of comfort and rest."

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