History & Staff

Our mission is to bring families and communities together to remember the life of the deceased and renew the bonds of social support.  
With years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, we work to create memorable celebrations that pay tribute to
a life that has been well lived. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, are dedicated
to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.  

Our History

Established in 1932, Hillside Chapel has been serving families in Oregon City and Clackamas County, Oregon for more than 75 years.  It began in 1932 by Arnold Bierman with the name Oregon City Funeral Home.  Mr. Bierman operated the funeral home until 1952 when it was purchased by Dick Conrad who changed the name to Hillside Chapel.  

After working for Hillside Chapel for 15 years, Randy Thommen purchased it from Dick Conrad.  Randy and his wife Jennie owned and operated Hillside Chapel with care and concern until October 2008.  Their dedication to the families of Oregon City and this community was unwavering.

In October 2008, David and Darcey Bone purchased Hillside Chapel.  David has been serving families in the funeral business since 1990.  His passion for the funeral business comes from his desire to exceed every family’s wishes and expectations.  Darcey Bone has joined David in this family owned and operated business after 10 years in the nonprofit sector.  

Our Valued Staff

  • David Bone

    David Bone, Owner & Funeral Director

    David has been serving families in funeral service for more than 20 years. After serving in the US ARMY during Operation Desert Storm, he attended Mid-America College of Funeral Service, in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated in 1992. His career has taken him from Kentucky to Arizona, Oregon and Washington.

    David feels honored to have the opportunity to carry on the traditions of Columbia Funeral Home, after successfully managing several Funeral Homes in the Portland area, as well as owning Hillside Chapel in Oregon City.

    David and his wife Darcey are the proud parents of twins, Bella & Nathan and their niece, Patience, who delight and inspire them to be the best possible people they can be. In his spare time, when it rarely appears, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the drums and traveling.

    David is committed to serving families during their time of need. His experience gives him the ability to assist families in making the decisions that create lasting memories and life tributes honoring the lives of the loved ones entrusted to our care.


  • Darcey Bone

    Darcey Bone, Owner

    Darcey Bone serves as Business Manager for Columbia Funeral Home and Hillside Chapel. She began her career in the nonprofit sector. For close to 10 years, she worked as Development Director for, what was then Oregon Donor Program, and is now Donate Life Northwest. She takes great pride in helping that organization grow its capacity and revenues sources over her time there. After, the birth of her twins, Bella and Nathan, in 2006, Darcey left her position to become a full-time mom.

    She very much enjoys working with her husband David to serve the families of St.Helens and Oregon City and the surrounding areas. She and David live Oregon City and are involved in the community.

  • Gordy Reece

    Gordy Reece, Funeral Director

    Hailing from Beavercreek, Gordy grew up in an old farmhouse on Larkin Road, back behind the “Ten O’clock” Church. He graduated from Oregon City High School, and feels it a deep privilege to serve families with whom he shares communal roots. It is not unusual for him to have some degree of connection with those he helps. He is a musician, an amateur genealogist (comes in handy sometimes), a husband and father, and an avid listener. Gordy earned his degree from the Funeral Service program at Mt. Hood Community College, and he’s been with Hillside Chapel since 2014.

  • Dominique Gomes

    Dominique Gomes, Apprentice Funeral Director