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, 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.
Frank Clore Jr., Funeral Director, Apprentice
Frank came to work for Hillside in October of 2013. Frank attended college in Houston, TX at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, graduating in 2015. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and their German Shepherd. Frank feels honored to be able serve the families of Oregon City and be there for them in their time of need.
Gordy Reece III, Funeral Director, Apprentice
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.