Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary | Dedicated Service Since 1907

Our 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.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Staff members of Newell Hoerling's Mortuary are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors. 

Michelle Hayes

Michelle Hayes

Office Manager

Michelle Hayes has worked in the funeral industry for 10 years and is here at Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary to serve your family well.


Dawn Staggs

Dawn Staggs

Funeral Director Intern

Dawn Staggs joined the Newell-Hoerling's team in March of 2019 as a Pre-planning & Aftercare Consultant and Memorial Marker Salesperson.

Dawn is a longtime resident of the twin cities and was involved with our community for several years helping families to memorialize loved ones as Manager of Centralia Monument. She enjoys helping families to tell the story of their loved one with a memorial that will tell that story for generations to come.

Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and renovating her home as well as helping friends with their own home improvement projects.


Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Rebecca is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, she joined Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary, August of 2020. Every family is treated with honor and respect. She has an associate's degree in Funeral Services and is working on a bachelor's degree. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her family all around Washington.


Russ Weeks, CFSP

Russ Weeks, CFSP

President & Owner

A Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and President of Weeks’ Funeral Homes, Russ was born and raised in Enumclaw, WA. After graduating from Enumclaw High School, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Puget Sound and an Associates degree in funeral service education from Mt. Hood Community College. In 1990 Russ returned to Enumclaw and joined the family firm. He is a two-term President of the Washington State Funeral Directors’ Association and was voted Washington’s Funeral Director of the Year in 2002. Russ and his brother Doug own or operate 9 funeral homes and 4 cemeteries in the Greater Puget Sound region. They pride themselves on offering the best customer service possible. Russ and his wife Kelley (also an Enumclaw native) have 3 children, Corissa, Trevor, and Ryan. They are active members of Wabash Presbyterian Church and believe their most important responsibility is to introduce their children to a personal relationship with Jesus. With all 3 of their children either in college or just graduating, they plan to spend more time travelling and volunteering with various community and church organizations.


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