History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Affordable Funerals & Cremations is a full service funeral home with locations in Murray and St. George, Utah. We are here to help you with all of your end of life needs, from traditional burial services to full service cremation. Our motto is always SERVICE above profit, and we believe this carries over to all of the services we provide to every family, from traditional funeral services to cremation services.

At Affordable Funerals & Cremations, we will work hard to ensure your loved one is taken care of with dignity and respect. Our staff is dedicated to honoring your loved one’s life and helping you create services that reflect their life’s accomplishments and achievements. Please do not hesitate to give us a call any time. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our Valued Staff

  • Elizabeth  Chee

    Elizabeth Chee Murray General Manager, Funeral Director

    Elizabeth was raised in Midvale, Utah and graduated from Hillcrest High School. Her interest in being a funeral director started when she was very young. After experiencing the death of her best friend and great-grandfather within a year of each other in her teens, she knew that funeral service was her calling.

    After graduating from high school early, she immediately began the Mortuary Science program at Salt Lake Community College and graduated with an associate degree majoring in Mortuary Science. Elizabeth joined Affordable Funerals and Cremations in September 2020 after being in the funeral industry for four and a half years. She has had numerous responsibilities as a certified crematory operator, licensed embalmer, supervising funeral director, and recently as the General Manager.

    It is important to Elizabeth to be patient, kind, and understanding when assisting families going through the grieving process. The loss of a loved one is a very trying time and Elizabeth helps guide them in planning a service to honor their loved one. It has been a privilege to meet many different families from different walks of life and being able to form meaningful relationships.

    Outside of her professional career, Elizabeth loves spending quality time with her husband and their enormous family; Camping, fishing, and just being outdoors is something they all enjoy doing together. Elizabeth is very artistic and creative – ceramics, painting, cooking, and gardening are her favorite ways to pass time.

  • Dale  Deckard

    Dale Deckard St. George Manager, Funeral Director

    Dale was born and raised in east central Illinois. He had just graduated high school when he lost his best friend in a tragic manor and had the funeral director reach out to him to comfort him in a time of need. That small gesture planted seed with him for years until 2010 when he and his family moved to Utah. That small seed started to grow once he and his family arrived in Southern Utah. Dale immediately looked for a position in the funeral business and found his calling for providing service to those families who have lost a loved one.

    He never thought that he could love a job as much as he does. Being able to provide the last little bit of service to an individual who has passed and service to their family is what drives his love for the funeral business. Dale graduated in 2014 from Arapahoe College in Colorado with a degree in mortuary science.

    Dale met and married his wife Annette in 1997 and they have three amazing children. They enjoy the great outdoors that Utah has to offer. They spend a lot of their free time camping, hiking and exploring the state.