History & Staff
At Sunnyside, we have provided customizable memorial services for over 60 years. Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.
A History of Caring
Founded in 1961, Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes was designed with a focus on creating Portland's most unique and modern memorial event center. With open vaulted ceilings and an outside deck overlooking a creek, our event center and chapel offers audio visual equipment and a small kitchen which can easily accommodate catered events. Our memorial garden areas cover over 6 acres with paths along prize-winning roses, shrubs, and naturally treed areas.
Over the years we have provided meaningful memorial services and permanent memorials for thousands of people all across Oregon and southwest Washington. The trust that thousands of Oregonians have placed in us is not taken lightly. We realize that each individual family is unique and by providing personalized family service with reasonable priced funerals and cremations, we have separated ourselves from many typical funeral homes and cemeteries.
We have an experienced staff and all of the necessary resources to support you through a difficult time. We specialize in helping you arrange for personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. We’ll carefully guide you through the many important decisions that must be made during this challenging time.
Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care
A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. At Sunnyside, our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.
Amanda has been in the funeral industry since 2016 and has been working in Oregon since 2020.
Previously, she has worked as a funeral director and embalmer in her home state of Washington, and also in Indiana.
Amanda has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Central Washington University, and a mortuary science degree from Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
She is deeply dedicated to the families she serves and strives to guide them through a difficult time with compassion and professionalism.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling, hiking, and rock climbing. You can also find her at the theatre, watching Broadway shows.
Julie has been with Sunnyside Funeral, Cremation, and Memorial Gardens for over seven years. She started as the receptionist, advancing to the Funeral Directors' Apprenticeship Program and from there, has morphed into the Administrator for the Cemetery.
Julie enjoys family time with her husband of 40 years, kids and grandkids.