Our Story

Founded in 1963, the spectacular Valley of the Temples Memorial Park boasts 240-acres that attracts thousands of visitors each year with its Zen garden, wild peacocks, meditation pavilion, and Shinji-ike reflection pond teaming with Japanese koi carp.

Valley of the Temples is home to the new Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. The 10,036 sq. ft. facility is a masterpiece of historic preservation and modern state-of-the-art engineering. It incorporates communications, comfort and convenience technology you won’t find anywhere else. Now family and friends can gather for cremation, funeral, burial, and reception in one of the most spectacular memorial parks in the world. Valley of the Temples is also home to the magnificent Byodo-In Temple, a cultural landmark that symbolizes Hawaii’s rich heritage and historical connection with Japan.

Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, Valley of the Temples is a full-service facility offering many options to help you memorialize the lives of your loved ones for years to come. Having provided exceptional service for nearly 60 years, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built on quality, sincerity and trust, with services that celebrate the life of each individual and respect the wishes of every family.

Meet Our People

Jeff Short

Jeff Short

Area Sales Director

“The thing I love most about Valley of the Temples is having the opportunity to work with the most dedicated, hardworking, and positive-minded champions you will find in any profession. Our team is fiercely committed to providing caring and compassionate...

Ryan Kozuma

General Manager

Ryan Kozuma is a familiar face in the community. Growing up in this neighborhood, Ryan is uniquely positioned to help families.

Sharmaine Mayo

Regional Location Manager

Sharmaine has been in the funeral industry for 25 years. Born and raised on the Windward side of Oahu makes working in Kaneohe at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary and Valley of the Temples Mortuary a little more special.

Cherie Akina

Office Manager

Cherie brings over 20 years of experience to her role at Valley of The Temples, where she manages the administrative team and provides support to the sales teams.

Deborah Kamakana

Sales Manager

With 18 years of experience, Deborah is a fiercely committed individual, who is passionate about helping families pre-plan their legacy.

Our Reviews

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“Making preparations for the burial of my husband was not easy. The grief has subsided a little and I can think and see clearly now. When I visit his resting place, there is a little sadness but I'm OK. Your gestures of love and kindness on that day I will always remember. Death is inevitable and I'm so grateful that there are people with the expertise and caring hearts needed for such a time. Thank you all.”
— Jocelyn F.
“Losing a loved one is the hardest thing for anyone to deal with. The staff at Valley of the Temples did an awesome job helping us and I'm so thankful that my mom got such a beautiful service. Thank you, Valley of the Temples, for all your help. Now I know my mom is resting peacefully.” — Mae G
— Mae G.
“We laid my daddy to rest this month. He was a kind fellow, a gentle giant. Even though it was a somber moment time of our life, my family was so overwhelmed with the love and support we received. This venue was the perfect place to celebrate my daddy's life. At this moment I was so grateful being atop the hill because for that time, I was that much closer to him.”
— Josie C.

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