Westcott Funeral Home

Our History

Service to the community is paramount.
Westcott History - Horse-drawn Hearse
A funeral in Jerome circa late 1800

Westcott Funeral Home has served the Verde Valley since 1948 and has grown, adapted and continues to serve the entire Verde Valley.

Before the war, Founder Howard Westcott and his wife LaVerne both lived and worked in Jerome. Howard worked for his parents in their restaurant and also worked in the mines. LaVerne was a nurse at the hospital there. Howard later served an apprenticeship in the local funeral home in Jerome.

Upon his return from College, he worked at a funeral home in Phoenix until 1948 when they moved back to the Verde Valley and began the Cottonwood Funeral Chapel.

They owned and operated that funeral home at that same location for 38 years.

Steve & April Palmer of Final Care Services, Inc. purchased the Westcott Funeral Homes of Cottonwood and Camp Verde on January 2, 1997. Howard Westcott still served as the Responsible Funeral Director of the Camp Verde chapel until his death in September 2001.

We are dedicated to continuing the tradition of Howard and LaVerne Westcott in offering personal, caring service. Howard Westcott served the community of Cottonwood by their need first and by their finances second. Though financial strength is essential, service to the community is paramount.

Benefits of Pre-Planning
- Set funds aside while you're able.
- Record your wishes.
- Avoid family fights.
- Make that difficult day easier.


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