About Us

Prosser Funeral Home, Prosser, WA
Owners, Carlen J. Majnarich and Steve Bradley, P.A.C.

Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory provides professional and compassionate care to families while assiting them in arranging personalized and meaningful services for their loved one. We offer burial, cremation, pre-arrangement plans and headstone design and sales.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON BEING DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER FUNERAL HOMES….You will find that many funeral homes charge extra for transferring your loved one from the place of death to the funeral home after hours, on weekends or holidays and have additional mileage charges if the death occurs outside their immediate area. They also charge extra to conduct services outside their immediate area. We serve all of Benton County and the majority of Yakima County without any additional charges. Other funeral homes also charge daily for viewing, refrigeration, Rosary, evening or weekend services. We don’t because we believe that is part of our service to our families. Finally, most do not guarantee their services and merchandise when you pre-arrange your services. We will give you a written itemized price guarantee for the services and merchandise you select.

Here to assist you are:

Carlin J. Majnarich


Carlen J. Majnarich
- Owner & Funeral Director

Owner of Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory and licensed funeral director. Carlen was raised on the family fruit ranch on Naches Heights near Tieton and graduated from Highland High School.

Carlen began her funeral service career at Keith & Keith Funeral Home in Yakima in 1983. After completing her internship and graduating from Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Service Program in Gresham, Oregon in 1988, she returned to Keith & Keith Funeral Home and worked until 2003. At that time, Carlen purchased Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory.

Steve Bradley, P.A.C.


Steve Bradley, P.A.C. - Owner & Intern Funeral Director

Steve began working in funeral services in 1966 and planned to make this his career until he was drafted into the US Navy, where he served as a corpsman and later as a combat medic in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Steve was accepted into the University of Washington Physicians Assistant program and graduated in 1971.

Steve moved to Prosser that same year and worked in private practice for 35 years. He became part-owner and joined the staff of Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory in 2004.

Don Howell


Doris (Hosko) Bates - Support Staff & Office Manager

Doris has lived in Prosser all of her life and graduated from Prosser High School in 1970. Doris has worked at Prosser Funeral Home for twelve years and enjoys a personal relationship with the families we serve. Having lost several family members herself, she understands the pain of loss and the impact it has had on her life. She also remembers the amazing strength, support and love she received from others. Doris gives of herself completely to comfort and care for our families and their emotional needs.

Joel Thomas


Joel Thomas - Pre-Arrangement Planning

F. Joel Thomas is an experienced financial professional with a focus on retirement strategies and asset preservation for families and retirees. With over 24 years of experience, Joel is someone who is committed to having open and honest conversations with families in need of trusted advice.

For the past two years, Joel has worked with Prosser Funeral Home and Crematory in prearrangement planning. With all the emotions surrounding the death of a loved one, this is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. Preplanning relieves some of the stress of making decisions for a funeral.

Joel also offers Legacy Letters. These are letters where you preserve and share your life’s story with your family. He is an independent facilitator (https://celebrationsoflife.net) and offers this as a complimentary service.

Kecia Murphey


Kecia Murphey - Pre-Arrangement Specialist

Pre-Arrangement Specialist Kecia Murphey is excited to be working as a”Pre-Need” insurance agent for Purple Cross and Forethought in the Prosser, Grandview and Sunnyside area.

Kecia was licensed in the funeral industry in Seattle, Washington in the early 90’s. After relocating to Prosser, she worked in Eastern Washington as a life insurance sales representative for several funeral homes in the valley. Following a brief departure to raise a family, Kecia eagerly returns to support her community with a keen focus on funeral prearragnements.

Kecia’s goals are to make families feel comfortable; creating a ceremony that honors and respects each client. Your PEACE OF MIND, Your DIGNITY and Your WISHES can be secured through pre-planning. Kecia is available to meet with families who would like to know more about pre-planning with Prosser Funeral Home and Crematory.