About Us

Dennis Croxford on stairsDennis Croxford
Owner/Funeral Director

Dennis Croxford was born and raised in Great Falls, MT. He attended Brigham Young University before earning a degree from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Dennis served his country in the Air National Guard, serving just over four years in the early 1960’s. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a two year mission in Australia in 1964.

In 1970 he returned to Montana to work in the Croxford Funeral Home founded by his father, Lloyd Croxford. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Montana Funeral Directors Association.

Dennis and his wife, Moyne, share 11 children and 27 grandchildren. Dennis is an active member the Great Falls Lions Club, and supports the Great Falls community in various organizations.

Staff

Moyne Croxford

Moyne Croxford
Business Marketing Director

Moyne was born in Des Moines, Iowa and came to Great Falls in 1969. She became extremely active in the Great Falls community by organizing the Dental Wives Auxiliary, teaching etiquette classes and arranging fashion shows.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is where Moyne found her true calling. She converted to the religion and adopted the way of life in 1966. She has since held many positions within the church including, but not limited to, Ward Primary and Relief Society President and Teacher, Stake Nursery Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Choreographer for Church musicals, Stake Historian and Nutrition/Aerobics Instructor. In addition to her community involvement, Moyne is also a mother and grandmother.

Before she became the Marketing Director, interior designer, and historian for the funeral home, Moyne worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Pellet and Dr. DeLong and also in retail at Diana Hughes and The Petite Shop. She is currently a member of Ad Club, a past President of the Symphony Guild, and a freelance writer/poet.

Drew Kent

Drew Kent
General Manager

Drew Kent was born and raised in Rock Springs, WY. He attended Mesa Community College of Mortuary Science where he graduated with Honors, Mu Sigma Alpha in 2008. He is an active member of the local Elks 214, an avid outdoorsman, bowler, and founder of the Great Falls Disc Golf Association. Drew and his wife Maggie welcomed a son, Liam, into the world in August of 2012. Drew is the General Manager and a Funeral Director.

Thomas Thompson

Thomas Thompson
Funeral Director

Tom graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota and from the Southern Illinois University of Mortuary Sciences. He has served in funeral services for 35 years, including in Kansas, Missouri, and Montana. He and his wife, Ilene, have two daughters and one grandson.

 

History of the Building

Lloyd Croxford and his wife, Patti came to Great Falls, Montana from Salt Lake City, Utah on April 15, 1930.
 
Croxford Merrill mortuary began in a temporary building located at 307 1st Ave. North. Lloyd began construction of a beautiful English Tudor funeral home in September of 1930.
The mortuary located at 1307 Central Ave. was opened for business in May of 1931 "It is an artistic addition to the city." (Great Falls Tribune 1931.)
Two sons, Gary and Dennis were born. The family lived in a five room upstairs apartment in the funeral home for twenty-five years.
 
 
Gary and Dennis became associated with the mortuary as funeral directors and the name was changed to Croxford & Sons Funeral Home.
On Dec. 17, 1973 Lloyd, funeral director, civic leader, singer, religious man, died from a heart attack at the age of 73 in his home. Lloyd was active on the school board for nine years. He was a major fund raiser for the Boy Scouts and organized the Century Club. He was past president of the Great Falls Lion’s Club and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and YMCA for many years.
His only two children, Gary and Dennis, became owner-operators of the mortuary. In 2003 Gary retired and Dennis became the owner. Dennis continues to work as a funeral director and enjoys serving families with the honesty and integrity of his father. Dennis and his wife Moyne have eleven children and twenty one grandchildren. Dennis is an active member of the Great Falls Lions Club. He and Moyne support the community in various organizations.
Since 1930, the funeral home has served Great Falls and surrounding communities. It is the only second generation, family owned, funeral home in Great Falls. Croxford's is considered the most beautiful older funeral home in Montana with its unique English Tudor design inside and out. It is a historical landmark on Central Avenue.
Children's Slumber Room Family Room Funeral Procession Line-up
Lloyd and Friend Lloyd's Office Sandy and Tom
Pallbearers Room Rose Room Rose Room
Rose Room - Masonic Funeral Staircase Tommy
  Upstairs Hallway Leading to Visitation Rooms  

Children's Slumber Room

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