Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

The many families who have turned to us over the years have often expressed their appreciation that they are served by members of our family, and not by managers who are responsible to a large, remote corporation. It is this heritage of family ownership, attention and service that sets us apart.

When sorrow strikes, families need support and assistance – with the numerous details of the funeral service, the legal requirements that become important when a death occurs, and also with other family members and friends who gather to share their support. This is when our dedication to service becomes even more important – and welcome.

Unlike many other funeral homes, all of our funeral directors are licensed by the state of California.

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Patricia Daniels Licensed Funeral Director/Retired FDR-1354 mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

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Wes Daniels Licensed Funeral Director/Owner FDR-1356 manager@danielschapeloftheroses.com

A fifth generation Santa Rosan, Wes is the third generation of the Daniels family to be a part of the funeral home.  Wes and his wife Carol are 1985 graduates of Santa Rosa High School.  After high school, Wes attended both Azusa Pacific University and the Univeristy of Oregon, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.  He is a 1989 graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.  Wes is a 2007 graduate of St. Mary's College of California with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management.

Wes and Carol have two children, Will who is currently serving his apprenticeship at the funeral home, and Kaitlin who is in Medical Sales in the Bay Area.

Wes is an avid San Francisco Giants fan, San Jose Sharks fan, and anything University of Oregon.  An active member of the community, Wes is a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Luther Burbank Lodge #57 F.&A.M., Santa Rosa Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Aahmes Shrine Temple.  Additionally, Wes currently serves on the board of directors of The Living Room, and is a member of the Alumni Volunteer Corporation for Oregon Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

In his spare time, Wes enjoys sports of all kinds, taking walks with Carol and their Border Collie Wrigley, baking, and attempting to play the bass guitar.

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Carol Daniels Licensed Funeral Director/Owner FDR-1355 mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

Born in Marin County, Carol has lived in Sonoma County since her early childhood.  First living in Petaluma, Carol’s family moved to Santa Rosa in her early middle school years.  She, along with her husband Wes, is a proud 1985 graduate of Santa Rosa High School.  She attended the University of California, Davis.  Many friends have said that Carol married into the Daniels Family business, but her desire to be of service to others, and her joy of being a part of the community have led her to a career path that is a perfect fit for her personality.  As a Funeral Director, Carol is able to assist both individuals and families in a unique way, understanding their religious, cultural and personal beliefs and traditions. 

 

Carol has been involved in many aspects of the funeral industry, including being President of the Redwood Empire Funeral Directors Association, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA).  Carol holds a California State Funeral Directors License and a California Life Insurance License.  She has been a frequent speaker for several hospice organizations and Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College Death and Dying classes.  She also speaks on the benefits of Pre-Planning funeral and cremation services.

 

Carol and Wes have two children; Kaitlin, who works in the medical sales industry and Will, who is the 4th generation Funeral Director at Daniels Chapel of the Roses.  In her spare time, Carol enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and going for walks with her dog Wrigley. 

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William T. Grafe Licensed Funeral Director FDR-371 mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

Born and raised in Alameda, CA, Bill graduated from Alameda High School in 1959. Subsequently, Bill started his funeral education by receiving an AA Degree in Mortuary Science from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, and after, he earned a bachelor’s degree in the same field from the University of Minnesota.

 

In between his education, Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was instrumental in arranging the Mortuary Affairs Division in Da Nang, Vietnam. While abroad, he served as a Chief from 1967-68. For his time in Vietnam, Bill was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Marine Corps Commendation.

 

Following his service, Bill moved to Santa Rosa to begin his career in the Funeral Industry. As a previous partner and owner at a neighboring funeral home, Bill brought much experience and knowledge with him when he joined the team at Daniels Chapel of the Roses. Bill has been greatly involved in the community. He is a Past President of Santa Rosa East Rotary Club, Past President of St. Eugene’s Parents Club, and past County Chairman for March of Dimes. Bill is a life member and Past Commander of Post 21, American Legion, a Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He is the founder of Avenue of the Flags and participates in the “Every Fifteen Minutes” programs at local high schools. In addition to all of his great achievements, Bill has been published in numerous trade journals and newspapers. Bill loves spending time with his wife, Donette, his 3 sons and their wives, and 7 grandchildren.

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Patrick McNally Licensed Funeral Director FDR-3529 mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

A native of New York, Patrick is a 1989 graduate of the State University of New York, Albany.  He first entered the field of Funeral Service in 2002, graduating from the Mount Hood Community College Funeral Service Program in Gresham, Oregon in 2004.  Prior to joining the team  at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, Patrick worked in Funeral Service in both Oregon and Wisconsin.  He is a certified Funeral Celebrant, and author of the funeral blog, the Daily Undertaker (www.dailyundertaker.com).

Patrick strives to keep the best traditions of funeral service alive while adapting to the changing needs of the families that he is privileged to serve.  He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife Cassandra, and in his spare  time he enjoys gardening and landscape painting.

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Will Daniels Licensed Funeral Director FDR-4496 mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

A sixth generation Santa Rosan, Will is the fourth generation of the Daniels family to be a part of the funeral home.  Will graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in 2008.  After high school, he attended University of Oregon, where he was a member and captain of the ice hockey team.  He earned his degree from University of Oregon in 2015, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics, with minors in Business Administration and Communications.

 

Will is an avid San Francisco Giants fan, San Jose Sharks fan, and anything University of Oregon.  In his spare time, he is often found on the golf course.  He also enjoys testing his skills in the kitchen and on the barbeque.

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Marnell Lloyd Pre-Arrangement Specialist mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

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Rosalynn Medeiros Document Specialist mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

Rosalynn “Lynn” Medeiros grew up in Santa Rosa.  The third of four children, Lynn attended Santa Rosa public Schools, graduating from Piner High School in 1998.  She and her husband Thomas recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

 

Lynn with Thomas, in her spare time, enjoys the outdoors, fishing, relaxing at the beach and baking.

 

At Daniels Chapel of the Roses, Lynn is responsible for all legal documentation with the Health Department, Doctors offices, and the Coroners Office. 

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Richard Phy Licensed Crematory Manager mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

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Kaitlin Daniels Administrative Assistant mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

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Herb Percy Funeral Assistant mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

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Richard Schoenstein Funeral Assistant mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

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Michael McElroy Receptionist/Funeral Assistant mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

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Nina Seligson Receptionist mail@danielschapeloftheroses.com

Patricia Daniels

Licensed Funeral Director/Retired FDR-1354
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Wes Daniels

Licensed Funeral Director/Owner FDR-1356
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A fifth generation Santa Rosan, Wes is the third generation of the Daniels family to be a part of the funeral home.  Wes and his wife Carol are 1985 graduates of Santa Rosa High School.  After high school, Wes attended both Azusa Pacific University and the Univeristy of Oregon, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.  He is a 1989 graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.  Wes is a 2007 graduate of St. Mary's College of California with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management.

Wes and Carol have two children, Will who is currently serving his apprenticeship at the funeral home, and Kaitlin who is in Medical Sales in the Bay Area.

Wes is an avid San Francisco Giants fan, San Jose Sharks fan, and anything University of Oregon.  An active member of the community, Wes is a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Luther Burbank Lodge #57 F.&A.M., Santa Rosa Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Aahmes Shrine Temple.  Additionally, Wes currently serves on the board of directors of The Living Room, and is a member of the Alumni Volunteer Corporation for Oregon Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

In his spare time, Wes enjoys sports of all kinds, taking walks with Carol and their Border Collie Wrigley, baking, and attempting to play the bass guitar.

Carol Daniels

Licensed Funeral Director/Owner FDR-1355
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Born in Marin County, Carol has lived in Sonoma County since her early childhood.  First living in Petaluma, Carol’s family moved to Santa Rosa in her early middle school years.  She, along with her husband Wes, is a proud 1985 graduate of Santa Rosa High School.  She attended the University of California, Davis.  Many friends have said that Carol married into the Daniels Family business, but her desire to be of service to others, and her joy of being a part of the community have led her to a career path that is a perfect fit for her personality.  As a Funeral Director, Carol is able to assist both individuals and families in a unique way, understanding their religious, cultural and personal beliefs and traditions. 

 

Carol has been involved in many aspects of the funeral industry, including being President of the Redwood Empire Funeral Directors Association, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA).  Carol holds a California State Funeral Directors License and a California Life Insurance License.  She has been a frequent speaker for several hospice organizations and Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College Death and Dying classes.  She also speaks on the benefits of Pre-Planning funeral and cremation services.

 

Carol and Wes have two children; Kaitlin, who works in the medical sales industry and Will, who is the 4th generation Funeral Director at Daniels Chapel of the Roses.  In her spare time, Carol enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and going for walks with her dog Wrigley. 

William T. Grafe

Licensed Funeral Director FDR-371
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Born and raised in Alameda, CA, Bill graduated from Alameda High School in 1959. Subsequently, Bill started his funeral education by receiving an AA Degree in Mortuary Science from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, and after, he earned a bachelor’s degree in the same field from the University of Minnesota.

 

In between his education, Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was instrumental in arranging the Mortuary Affairs Division in Da Nang, Vietnam. While abroad, he served as a Chief from 1967-68. For his time in Vietnam, Bill was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Marine Corps Commendation.

 

Following his service, Bill moved to Santa Rosa to begin his career in the Funeral Industry. As a previous partner and owner at a neighboring funeral home, Bill brought much experience and knowledge with him when he joined the team at Daniels Chapel of the Roses. Bill has been greatly involved in the community. He is a Past President of Santa Rosa East Rotary Club, Past President of St. Eugene’s Parents Club, and past County Chairman for March of Dimes. Bill is a life member and Past Commander of Post 21, American Legion, a Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He is the founder of Avenue of the Flags and participates in the “Every Fifteen Minutes” programs at local high schools. In addition to all of his great achievements, Bill has been published in numerous trade journals and newspapers. Bill loves spending time with his wife, Donette, his 3 sons and their wives, and 7 grandchildren.

Patrick McNally

Licensed Funeral Director FDR-3529
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A native of New York, Patrick is a 1989 graduate of the State University of New York, Albany.  He first entered the field of Funeral Service in 2002, graduating from the Mount Hood Community College Funeral Service Program in Gresham, Oregon in 2004.  Prior to joining the team  at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, Patrick worked in Funeral Service in both Oregon and Wisconsin.  He is a certified Funeral Celebrant, and author of the funeral blog, the Daily Undertaker (www.dailyundertaker.com).

Patrick strives to keep the best traditions of funeral service alive while adapting to the changing needs of the families that he is privileged to serve.  He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife Cassandra, and in his spare  time he enjoys gardening and landscape painting.

Will Daniels

Licensed Funeral Director FDR-4496
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A sixth generation Santa Rosan, Will is the fourth generation of the Daniels family to be a part of the funeral home.  Will graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in 2008.  After high school, he attended University of Oregon, where he was a member and captain of the ice hockey team.  He earned his degree from University of Oregon in 2015, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics, with minors in Business Administration and Communications.

 

Will is an avid San Francisco Giants fan, San Jose Sharks fan, and anything University of Oregon.  In his spare time, he is often found on the golf course.  He also enjoys testing his skills in the kitchen and on the barbeque.

Marnell Lloyd

Pre-Arrangement Specialist
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Rosalynn Medeiros

Document Specialist
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Rosalynn “Lynn” Medeiros grew up in Santa Rosa.  The third of four children, Lynn attended Santa Rosa public Schools, graduating from Piner High School in 1998.  She and her husband Thomas recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

 

Lynn with Thomas, in her spare time, enjoys the outdoors, fishing, relaxing at the beach and baking.

 

At Daniels Chapel of the Roses, Lynn is responsible for all legal documentation with the Health Department, Doctors offices, and the Coroners Office. 

Richard Phy

Licensed Crematory Manager
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Kaitlin Daniels

Administrative Assistant
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Herb Percy

Funeral Assistant
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Richard Schoenstein

Funeral Assistant
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Michael McElroy

Receptionist/Funeral Assistant
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Nina Seligson

Receptionist
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