History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Wiscombe Memorial is the perfect funeral service provider where families and friends can celebrate life. In 1991, we set out to provide funeral services unlike any other.  We believe in building relationships that are lasting with those who entrust their care with us.  Having owned traditional funeral homes we recognize that funeral services can be costly therefore we listened to the needs of multitudes of families we have served and have taken every measure in our new location and design to ensure funeral costs remain at a minimum without compromising our ability to provide a loving tribute to a beautiful life lived.  We do not believe in encouraging families to spend beyond their means or reason and know that a beautiful service can be provided without the enduring pain of unnecessary expense.

Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Our Valued Staff

  • Shawn Wiscombe

    Shawn Wiscombe, Funeral Director/Owner

    Raised in St. George, UT and graduated from Cypress College of Mortuary Science in 1990. Shawn became interested in Funeral Service at a young age and had the opportunity to learn about the profession while serving a LDS mission in Alberta, Canada where he became friends with a local Patriarch who owned and operated a Funeral Home. Shawn purchased his first funeral home in 1991 located in Caliente, Nevada where he became very involved and connected with the communities he served sharing his talent of music and theatre, during this time he served on numerous boards, he became a partner in opening Virgin Valley Mortuary located in Mesquite, Nevada, served as a Lincoln County Commissioner, and in 1999 he was asked to serve as the Administrator of the Lincoln County Hospital District where he remained until the sale of his funeral home in 2005. He purchased the funeral home located in Davis, California and in 2009 he opened a location in the neighboring community of Winters, California. After relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah Shawn and Matthew recognized the important role they can share in offering a funeral establishment that has been built on years of trust and a continued commitment to offer services and selections at a fraction of the cost of most funeral establishments. Shawn has dedicated his life to serving with genuine care and compassion and believes strongly in building lifelong friendships with those he serves. His profession has taught him to value life and the wonderful relationships developed along the way, especially the relationships with family, Shawn has always treasured every moment spent with his four amazing children along with all of his family members.

  • Matthew Medford

    Matthew Medford, Owner

    Raised in Salt Lake City, UT. Licensed in Medical Esthetics, Make-Up Artistry, Air Brush Cosmetics and Cosmetology for over 12 years. Following several years working in the field of Event Planning and Customer Service have provided the knowledge to lead our Concierge Services. Matthew has a unique ability to recognize details in making each event beautiful and memorable.

  • Ryan Taylor

    Ryan Taylor, Pre-Need Counselor

    A native of Rexburg, ID, Ryan ventured south to Logan, UT, where he obtained degrees in International Business, Finance, and Economics at Utah State University. Then, after living and working abroad for several years, he fell in love with traveling the world, learning new cultures and languages, and developing relationships with people of all races, creeds, and cultures. He is passionate about helping individuals and families from all walks of life navigate and plan for their most important, and sometimes most emotionally difficult, financial decisions. Ryan is a fully licensed and registered financial planner with a deeply rooted entrepreneurial spirit. He is the owner of both Kroger Financial and LGBT Financial, operating in six western states, and hosts the video podcast “The LGBT Show.” In his spare time, Ryan participates in the leadership of the Utah Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, enjoys reading, camping, skiing, and snowboarding, and spends as much time as he can with his loved ones.

  • Hans Heath

    Hans Heath, Pre-Need Counselor

    Hans’s particular strength lies in his ability to look at situations and plan the small details that make moments right. He comes from a financial planning background, which has helped him understand the importance of making sure that those you love are relieved of the obligation to make difficult decisions at your time of need. As an avid musician, Hans plays the French horn and performs frequently throughout Utah. Hans was raised in Morgan, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah. He lives in Salt Lake with a two-year-old German Shepherd, a cat, and a substantial music collection.