Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Cache Valley Mortuary opened its doors September 2013. It was the dream of Kim J. Godfrey to have his own mortuary after 25 years of working for other funeral homes in Idaho and Oregon.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Kim J. Godfrey
Funeral Director and Owner
Kim Godfrey is a Cache Valley native, born and raised in Clarkston, Utah. Having worked as a funeral director for over 25 years, Kim is aware of the need to offer affordable, caring, and compassionate service. Owning his own funeral home has been a life-long dream, so he is invested in developing lasting relationships with the families he serves.
Family Service Counselor - Pre-need Specialist
Brad White Family Service Counselor and pre-need specialist. Brad has been in the mortuary service industry for the past four years as a family counselor and pre-need specialist.
Previous to working in the mortuary business, Brad spent close to 30 years serving the people of Northern Utah and Southern Idaho in the mortgage Industry. Over that period of time he has made many great relationships with people who he considers friends. One thing he has come to realize is that both industries are very personal and taking the time to truly consider all the options available is key to everyone being happy with the results. Brad and his wife, Teri Smith White reside in Wellsville, they have five children and 11 grandchildren.
Cache Valley Mortuary is a full service funeral firm, focused on helping you, your family and your loved ones deal with those difficult and final end-of-life decisions. We are pleased to offer all of the options which are available, from on-site cremation, traditional burial service, to whole body donation for scientific studies.
For more information and a free planning guide, “Personal Wishes Organizer” call Brad directly at 435-757-9573 anytime for a time to meet or to just answer any questions you might have regarding funeral planning.
Justin was born in Brigham City and grew up in Corinne, Utah. He was one of 6 children and enjoyed growing up in a small town. After school, Justin started work in production and spent a lot of time outdoors. He loved camping on the weekends and it was on a camping trip with friends that he met his wife, Spring. After they married, he continued work in production, but dreamed of another career. He wasn’t quite sure what he was supposed to do, but knew he wanted to make a difference.
In October 2010, he and his wife were planning to welcome their 3rd beautiful child and only daughter, Truce. They experienced what no parent should have to and lost her. The care and compassion they received from the Funeral Director during this difficult time led Justin in the direction he knew he wanted to take with his career. He moved his family to the Cache Valley area and then Preston where he started work setting up grave site services and placing headstones. In this job, he became familiar with many local Funeral Directors and grew more of a desire to pursue his dream to help others at their most difficult time. He Is grateful for the opportunity at Cache Valley Mortuary where he works with amazing people and friends and is excited to be part of such a great team.
He and his wife now have 5 amazing boys who he hopes to instill compassion and pass on the desire to be of service to others when they need it most.
Pre-need Specialist "Se Habla Espanol"
Troy Lamb was born and raised in Arizona and also spent time living in Oregon, Utah, Iowa, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Because of these experiences, he loves to meet new people and visit new places. Troy returned to Utah and graduated from North Sanpete High School in Mount Pleasant. He accepted an Academic Scholarship to graduate from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah with an Associate of Art Degree. Troy decided to postpone his education by serving a 2 year volunteer service mission to Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Troy loves the hispanic culture and people. He had the opportunity to also serve in Michoacan, San Luis Potosi, and Aguascalientes. He says that he often speaks more Spanish than English on an average day.
Upon returning stateside, Troy then continued his education at Utah State University and graduated with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Spanish. Troy has a sincere passion for providing service and enjoys assisting others with their financial and temporal needs. He has been employed in the Human and Financial Services Industries in Cache Valley for over 20 years.
Troy currently resides in Smithfield, Utah and is married to Wendee Hansen from Providence, Utah. Together they have 6 wonderful children (1 son and 5 daughters). When Troy is not busy meeting with clients, he may be found on a soccer field, volunteering at a church activity, repairing vehicles in the garage, or in the outdoors enjoying some camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing and hunting.
Richard E. Johnson
Funeral Counselor and Owner
Dick Johnson is also one of the owners of Serenity Funeral Homes of Draper, Lindon, and St. George and has been active in the company for the past 16 years. Dick enjoys working with families and offering assistance. He has observed that it is much like the Church work he has always been involved in. Prior to his involvement in Serenity, Dick was a CPA and also worked as a financial officer for several companies, and understands that it is important for us to be mindful of fitting funeral plans with the budget of the families we serve.
Dick presents frequently on educational subjects like funeral planning, cremation options, DNA preservation, body donation, and how to prepay a funeral. He has his insurance license which allows him to set up “pre-need” funeral plans for those who want to prepay. Dick splits his time among all of the offices in the Serenity Funeral Home Group of companies.
Arvin Lee Hansen
Funeral Director and Owner (deceased August 2017)
Arvin was one of the owners of Serenity Funeral Homes of Draper, Lindon, and St. George. Arvin had over 50 years experience in funeral service and had been an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many positions. He was born in Dayton, Idaho where he graduated from high school and attended college at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, Utah State at Logan, Utah, California College of Mortuary Science in Los Angles, and California State College at Los Angeles. He married Sherrill Hauser and they have 5 sons and 20 grandchildren. He owned and operated funeral homes in Rupert and Burley Idaho for over 30 years, before becoming a partner in the Serenity Funeral Home Group of companies in 2011. He also spoke Portuguese and Spanish.