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.

Our Valued Staff

Rose Rodriguez

Rose Rodriguez, Funeral Director (FDR 1509), Embalmer (EMB 8532)

A 1996 graduate of San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, Rose has been an embalmer and funeral director for over 20 years. She completed her apprenticeship in Concord, CA and received her embalmer’s license shortly thereafter. She then acquired her funeral director’s license and, for the last 14 years, held a cemetery salesperson license. She joined Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services in July of 2017.

She met her husband, Danny, in high school. They dated for 9 years before they got married in August of 2000. They have one daughter and live in Benicia.

Rose enjoys watching her daughter play competitive soccer and loves to travel with her family.


Bari Hendershot

Bari Hendershot, Funeral Director (FDR 3758)

Bari Hendershot has been in the Funeral Business since 2007. Although her collegiate studies covered Art History and Gallery Exhibition, Bari found her unexpected path in the funeral industry and never looked back. Bari is well known point of contact for cremation information with various local hospices and care facilities and frequently gives informational talks on family preparation and what to expect when the time comes.
After hours, she is a local dance instructor and professional dance artist. She loves travel, reading, cooking, and spending her free time with her significant other, their two cats and their families.


Charlie Hinton

Charlie Hinton, Arrangement Counselor

Charlie has been in the funeral industry for over 20 years. He began doing transportation in the mid 1990s. He has worked with many different mortuaries throughout the bay area. Charlie has been with Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services, as an Arrangement Counselor and office assistant, since 2015.

Charlie is also a musician and performs three to four nights a week at local venues in the Contra Costa area.


Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson, Arrangement Counselor

Julie has been in the funeral industry, and with Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services, since 2016. A graduate of St. Mary's College of California, she has two children, a crazy dog and spends her free time working on her friends' ranch.


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