Celebrating life since 1910
As a proud member of the Columbia County community since 1910, we're honored to help families celebrate their loved ones. We pledge to ensure that every funeral and memorial service is deeply personal, fostering healing and remembrance.
Today, tomorrow, and forever, our commitment to you stays the same.
Every life is unique, and we promise to honor and respect each journey, crafting ceremonies that reflect each individual.
Navigating grief can be overwhelming; we stand by you, providing direction and solace every step of the way.
Beyond a service, we're committed to helping families create lasting tributes that transcend generations.
As one of the oldest and most recognizable landmarks in the area, Columbia Funeral Home & Cremation Center is a stately ode to Columbia County history. Established in 1910, our funeral home and cemetery has evolved greatly over the years to accommodate the evolving needs of our community. Yet our commitment to service remains the same. Even as we modernize our services and facilities, we stay true to our belief that honoring and celebrating life is deeply sacred and personal.
Our incredible staff
Helping families create lasting legacies is more than a job — it's our calling. We are here to support you in any way we can and will offer you the full attention, knowledge, and compassion you need.
Holly grew up in Prineville, OR, after graduating from high school she moved to the Portland area while she attended mortuary school at Mt. Hood Community College, graduating with a degree in Applied Science/Funeral Service Education in 2003. Holly has been a part of the funeral industry in many areas of the state for over 20 years now. Working in the Willamette Valley area, on the Southern Oregon Coast and in Central Oregon. She relocated to St. Helens in July of 2014 after being offered a position at Columbia Funeral Home & Cremation Center. After managing the funeral home and cemetery for six years Holly became the Owner. She is a very active member in the Columbia County Out of The Darkness Walk and Suicide Prevention Team, she is an active member and past president of Columbia County Rotary Club and serves as a Board Member for the Oregon Funeral Directors Association. During her spare time, she enjoys working outside in her yard, spending time with her fiancé Bryan and their two dogs enjoying the outdoors and watching her favorite football teams. Holly enjoys serving her families during one of the hardest times of their lives and she takes great pride in her effort to do so.
Trinyty Howard is an apprentice at Columbia Funeral Home & Cremation Center. She has lived in St. Helens for over ten years and looks forward to helping those in her community through one of the toughest times in their lives. Growing up, Trinyty was active in sports and was on the Sea Lions swim team for seven years. She was home-schooled and took the opportunity to join an early college program during high school. After graduating from high school, she also completed an Associates of General Studies Degree at Portland Community College. From there, she attended Mt. Hood Community College to complete a degree in Funeral Service Studies. In her free time, Trinyty likes to go to thrift stores, read books, and spend time with her family and beloved boxer dog.
Honoring people’s stories has always been a focus for Chelsea Chick. After dedicating more than a decade to producing human interest documentary films and television programs, Chelsea gained invaluable experience in event production, promotion, caregiving, and nonprofit operation before directing her full attention toward a career where she could play a more immediate, hands-on role in truly celebrating what makes every individual special. Professionally licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in 2016, Chelsea brings a wealth of experience, creative energy, and enthusiasm to Columbia Funeral Home & Cremation Center’s client-focused care. Away from the office, you may find her soaking in a hot spring, camping in a van, shooting artsy photos, or enjoying live music… or you might not find her at all, as she tries to keep most of her favorite Oregon escape “happy places” secret!
A place of healing
We welcome you to explore the Columbia Funeral Home & Cremation Center facilities, and invite you to discover a comforting and peaceful place to honor your loved one.
We exist to serve the unique needs of every family
We'll help you with everything you need with a simple step-by-step process for all of your funeral, cremation and cemetery plans.
Unique Funerals and Tributes
Every individual is unique. Which is why we offer fully customizable memorial services designed just for your family.
Around the Clock Support
We're here to answer any questions and help in any way we can – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
“The people that helped our family after my mom passed they were very helpful and answered our questions.”Author:— Penny Miller rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Well maintained cemetary, access from the highway a little difficult.”Author:— Clinton Timmons rated with 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Beautiful”Author:— Jeremiah Dewitt rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Very friendly and helpful in this time of need.”Author:— Whitley Ewing rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“People were very helpful and caring through the whole process.”Author:— Ray Baker rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We’re honored to be recognized for our dedication to excellence and genuine care. Explore the esteemed associations we're a part of, and the awards that celebrate our commitment to the communities we serve.
Columbia Funeral Home is honored as one of the Best Places to Work in 2023.