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.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as provide a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that meets the family's needs at the time of loss or when planning ahead. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have peace-of-mind knowing they've done their best to honor their loved one in an appropriate and fitting way.
James was born next-door to the Old San Buenaventura Mission, but most of his adult years were spent in Oxnard, CA. He studied mortuary science in New York in 1934, and later opened the beautiful James A. Reardon Funeral Home that is still in operation today. He was an active member and P.E.R. of the Oxnard BPOE Elks, Lodge 1443, Oxnard Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Reardon passed away April 14, 2007. The Reardon Funeral Home is proud to contuine his legacy and offer professional service at prices that make sense. Feel free to drop in or call us with any questions you may have. Our funeral home is open to be a place of peace and comfort to the Ventura County community.
Our Valued Staff
Mr. James A. Reardon, Founder (In Memoriam)
James was born next-door to the Old San Buenaventura Mission, but most of his adult years were spent in Oxnard, CA. He studied mortuary science in New York in 1934, and later opened the beautiful James A. Reardon Funeral Home that is still in operation today. He was an active member and P.E.R. of the Oxnard BPOE Elks, Lodge 1443, Oxnard Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Reardon passed away April 14, 2007.
State of California Licensed Embalmer #2396
Mr David L. Tipton, Managing Owner (In Memoriam)
David was born and raised in Port Hueneme and is a graduate of both Hueneme High School and Cypress College of Mortuary Science. He was married to his wife of 28 years, Stacey, and was the father of nine children: six boys and three girls. David served the families of Ventura County for almost 40 years in the Funeral Industry. Working in parts of both Southern California and Oregon, David worked as a Funeral Director, Embalmer and was a general manager for numerous locations spanning across Ventura and Oxnard until he saw his dream of owning a funeral home come true in 2010. He was also a member of the Lions Club, Elks club and was a Past President of the Oxnard Rotary Club.
David knew how important it was to offer quality services at affordable prices, and instilled that same philosophy in his children. Sadly, he passed away on September 4, 2012 due to many health issues, but his legacy of great service to others will carry on.
State of California Licensed Funeral Director #115
State of California Licensed Embalmer #7211
Mrs. Stacey Tipton, Owner
Mrs. Susie Perry, Managing Funeral Director FDR#3755
Mr. Cody L Perry, Office Manager / Prearrangement Counselor CA Lic # 0H35269
Cody was born in Corona, CA. but has been a lifelong resident of Ventura County. He is a graduate of Buena High School and happily married to his wife Susie with 2 small children. Cody is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and an avid sports fan, rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the LA Clippers.
Cody has served both Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties since 2010 in the Funeral Industry. Under the tutelage of David Tipton, Cody learned all techniques needed in mortuary management and funeral arrangements becoming the Operations Manager 2014.
Cody L. Perry - CA Funeral Insurance License #: 0H35269
Mr. Herbert Watson, Funeral Director FDR# 844
Herb was born in Port Hueneme and is a life long resident of Oxnard. He attended and graduated from Santa Clara High School, Ventura College and Cypress College of Mortuary Science. He has two adult sons, enjoys Oakland Raiders Football and is a long time parishioner of the Saint Anthony's Parish.
For Over 40 years Herb has served the people of Ventura County as a Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cemetery Superintendent.
State of California Funeral Director Licence # 844
State of California Licensed Embalmer # 7040
California Pre Need Funeral Insurance Licence # 0B90764
Mr. Spencer T. Tipton, Funeral Arranger
Ms. Amanda Kelly, Receptionist
Amanda was born in Fort Huachuca, AZ. but has lived in Ventura County for over 27 years. She is a graduate of Buena High School and the mother of 2 small kids. Amanda has worked in customer service for over 12 years before joining the funeral industry in 2013. She has worked under Cody Perry and Herbert Watson, learning the ins and outs of funeral service to grow her knowledge of the industry that she has come to love.
Mr. Allen F. Farrell, Service Director (In Memoriam)