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About Us

At Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, Brian & Beverly LaFollette take great pride in what we do. Our purpose is to:

  • Help families make well-planned preparations in their time of need
  • Provide a peaceful and soothing environment where people can gather to honor the life of a loved one
  • Preserve longstanding traditions and customs
  • Offer personalized and affordable services and products
  • Reach out to the greater community

We believe that the success of any business requires dedication and professionalism. In our business, in particular, it also requires a great deal of kindness, compassion and attention to detail. You’ll find these qualities in each and every member of our staff here at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.

Put your trust in us to make this experience as comfortable and carefree as possible.


For over 80 years, Burns Mortuary of Pendleton has been known for the quality of service, the comfort of our facilities and the kindness of our funeral professionals. Families just like yours have put their trust in us to provide the most suitable arrangements for memorializing the lives of their loved ones.

T. B. Bomboy was born in Pennsylvania and he had owned a funeral home in Cutbank, Montana. In 1925 he purchased the Brown Funeral Home on Thompson Street in Pendleton. He then later built the Bomboy Funeral Home where the funeral home is located today. Mr. Bomboy sold the funeral home in 1949 to Charles and Alerita Burns, where it got its name “Burns Mortuary of Pendleton”. Charles Burns ran the funeral home for 57 years with his wife Alerita. In 2006 Charles Burns decided it was time to retire and sold the business to Brian and Beverly LaFollette. The LaFollette’s feel strongly about continuing those traditions by maintaining those high standards of excellence in service to those families and communities they serve in Umatilla County.

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