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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Brian and Beverly LaFollette

Brian and Beverly LaFollette

Owners/Funeral Directors

Carrying on the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton tradition that began in 1949 with Charles and Alerita Burns treating each and every family with the professionalism, compassion and integrity, they would want their family to receive in a time of need.

Brian LaFollette started in the business in 1977 working with his father in the family funeral business. He graduated from high school in Burns, Oregon. He then attended and graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1984. Brian has worked in the industry for over 40 years.

Beverly LaFollette grew up in Burns and graduated from Burns High School, attended and graduated from LaGrande College of Business, where she then went to work for an Insurance Company in Portland. Beverly has been working in the funeral industry as a licensed Funeral Director for 25 years with her husband Brian LaFollette.  She is a CASA Volunteer.  She enjoys gardening, golf, the outdoors and family.

Telephone: 1-541-276-2331


Shawna Styer

Shawna Styer

Office Manager

Shawna was raised and educated in Pendleton, Oregon.  She moved from the area for several years, and decided to relocate back home to Pendleton in 2011.

Shawna went to work for Bi Mart for five years. In the June of 2018 she accepted the office manager position with Burns Mortuary. She enjoys lending a helpful hand to families that she is honored to meet during their time of need. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Telephone: 1-541-276-2331


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