Erin Phelps - Kathy Phelps - Jody LaFollette - David LaFollette - James Han
Omega Funeral and Cremation Service was founded in 1990 by husband and wife team, Erin and Kathy Phelps. Omega is one of Portland’s only family owned and operated funeral homes and is dedicated to serving our families with respect and dignity. We specialize in listening to the needs and wants of the families we serve and will help the family plan a personalized service, providing affordable options. Our staff specializes in various ethnic and cultural services; serving all ethnic groups, including the Asian, Russian, Mexican, and East Indian communities. They see their ability to serve people as one of the advantages of being family owned and operated.
Erin Phelps, a 1982 graduate of Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Service Program is also a trained Certified Celebrant. He is a member of Portland First Church of the Nazarene, Forest Grove Elks Lodge #2440, Nob Hill Lions, Christina Court Amaranth and life member of Friendship Lodge #160 AF & AM. He continues his education in the industry by attending various conferences with the Mortuary Management Group and is a member of the funeral ethics committee. In 2008 Erin was appointed to the State of Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board. Erin was honored for being one of the top 20 volunteer enucleators at the 20th Anniversary of the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon, now known as VisionQuest. Erin is currently serving as Vice President on the Oregon State Mortuary and Cemetery Board. He believes in giving back to his community and industry.
Kathy graduated from Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Service Program in 1986. She is a member of Portland First Church of the Nazarene, a life member of Order of the Eastern Star, Past Royal Matron and life member of Amaranth Christina Ct. #8, and past president of Nob Hill Lions Club. Kathy is a past board member and past president of the Oregon State Mortuary and Cemetery Board. She is an active adult advisor for Job's Daughters.
Erin and Kathy are both native Oregonians. They were married in 1986 and have one daughter, Chelsea.
James Han has been with Omega since 2005. He graduated in 2001 from Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Program. His career started on the fast track and Jim found himself managing a funeral home for a large corporation. He left the corporate atmosphere because he wanted to work for a family owned firm. Jim’s interests include art and music
David LaFollette is a native Oregonian and 2nd generation funeral director who joined Omega in 2006. He is a 1990 graduate of Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Service Program. David enjoys working in his extensive garden. The staff loves it when he shares the fresh bounty! David took time off in the late 1970’s from his job at Tektronix to travel extensively through Mexico, Central and South America, learning a lot about the culture. He is an avid wine collector.
Jody LaFollette is our office manager and joined the team part-time in 2007, working on her days off as a hygienist in a dental office. The Omega staff was thrilled when she agreed to come on full-time and take over the office, helping to keep everyone organized. Jody loves to stay in shape by walking her dog Abby (a corgi/shepherd mix) each day. Abby is also an addition to the Omega staff as our official funeral home dog.
Omega Funeral and Cremation Service is a member of APACC, and Oregon Funeral Directors Association.