Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Colma Cremation and Funeral Services

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Reuben A. Houston Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Advance Pre-Planning, Cremation Specialist & Managing Partner sirreubenhouston@colmacremation.com

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Paula Aguilera Licensed Embalmer, Licensed Funeral Director

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Desireé L. Samora Arrangement Counselor info@colmacremation.com

A native of San Bruno, Desireé began her career in funeral practice in 2010, becoming an associate funeral director and a state-certified arrangement counselor in 2011.

As associate funeral director, she works closely with a variety of professional service providers, including physicians, hospitals, county health care providers, hospices, coroners, and medical examiners.

Desireé also coordinates with willed body donation national programs, social service administrators and public and private conservator program advisors to facilitate the services necessary for completing documentation required by State and County Health Departments. This is critical to ensure that cremations and burials are completed in a timely manner.



Memberships

  • California Funeral Directors Association
  • American Academy of Bereavement
  • Cremation Association of North America



Certifications and Licenses

  • State-Certified Arrangement Counselor
  • State - Certified EDRS Specialist



Others

  • Assistant Director of EDRS (Electronic Death Registry System) Administration

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Sharlene Panday Cremation Specialist info@colmacremation.com

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Sandra Gomez Staff Associate

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Verna Gee Staff Associate

Reuben A. Houston

Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Advance Pre-Planning, Cremation Specialist & Managing Partner
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Paula Aguilera

Licensed Embalmer, Licensed Funeral Director
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Desireé L. Samora

Arrangement Counselor
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A native of San Bruno, Desireé began her career in funeral practice in 2010, becoming an associate funeral director and a state-certified arrangement counselor in 2011.

As associate funeral director, she works closely with a variety of professional service providers, including physicians, hospitals, county health care providers, hospices, coroners, and medical examiners.

Desireé also coordinates with willed body donation national programs, social service administrators and public and private conservator program advisors to facilitate the services necessary for completing documentation required by State and County Health Departments. This is critical to ensure that cremations and burials are completed in a timely manner.



Memberships

  • California Funeral Directors Association
  • American Academy of Bereavement
  • Cremation Association of North America



Certifications and Licenses

  • State-Certified Arrangement Counselor
  • State - Certified EDRS Specialist



Others

  • Assistant Director of EDRS (Electronic Death Registry System) Administration

Sharlene Panday

Cremation Specialist
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Sandra Gomez

Staff Associate
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Verna Gee

Staff Associate
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