Having established itself long ago as San Diego’s most prestigious funeral home and cemetery, Greenwood Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory is truly a place like no other.

Built in 1907 on a slight hill with an ocean view, Greenwood’s appeal began with its location. Over the years, it has expanded to include several chapels, a mortuary, crematory, three mausoleums, a collection of international and rare vegetation and statuary.

Many prominent San Diego residents are laid to rest here and many of the markers tell a fascinating story. For those unfamiliar with Belle Benchley, for example, it might come as a surprise to stumble across a grave marker depicting the face of a gorilla. Known as The Zoo Lady, Benchley was the director of the San Diego Zoo from 1927 to 1953, and guided its expansion from a small collection of animals to an innovative, world-class zoo.

At Greenwood, we understand that losing someone you love is one of life’s most difficult experiences, and that’s why it’s so important to us that our clients feel like an extension of our own family. Our incredible team of professionals have many years of experience, and as we comfort families in times of loss, we work tirelessly to ensure they’re all treated with compassion and respect.

Reviews

Yesterday I came to visit my great-grandfather's grave (O.C). You looked up the location, but also Diane took us there. In addition, she noted needed repairs to his wife's gravestone, and then she encouraged us to visit the U.S. Grant, Jr gravesite. He married a C; news to us. Thanks for everything D.C

D.C

Good Afternoon Judy, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute privilege serving your family. I received your “thank you” card over the weekend and made copies for Dave, Milton, and Patty. Just this morning Patty mentioned to me what a beautiful and kind family you were. You made just as great an impression on us as we made for you! Thank... Read More

K.M.F

Today my nephew and I we're here visiting my parents gravesite. We needed water for flowers and tried 3 faucets, but none had water! A very nice man pulled up in a truck and asked if we needed help. He personally went and got us a big bucket water and helped us fill the urns. His name is MARIO DURAN. He is such a kind and helpful person. I thought you... Read More

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