David Bone, Owner & Funeral Director
David has been serving families in funeral service for nearly 30 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 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 golf and traveling. He is involved in the community by volunteering with the Oregon City Optimists Club and being involved with other civic organizations.
After successfully managing several Funeral Homes in the Portland area, as well as owning Hillside Chapel in Oregon City for 10 years, David feels honored to have the opportunity to carry on the traditions of Columbia Funeral Home in Saint Helens.
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 Hillside Chapel & Columbia Funeral Home. She began her career in the nonprofit sector. For close to 10 years, she worked as Development Director for what was then the 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.
Dominique Gomes, Funeral Director
Dominique graduated with honors in June of 2017 from the Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Services program. She immediately joined the Hillside family to start her apprenticeship. As of July, she is now an fully licensed funeral director/embalmer and here to stay. She has one teen and one toddler to keep her on her toes at home. She is excited to finally be living her dream of helping families celebrate their loved ones in their time of need. This has been her passion since losing her best friends in high school. She loves being active outside with her family, lifting weights, traveling to new places and going to concerts.
Tazzney Foster, Apprentice Funeral Director
Tazzney Foster was born and raised in Gresham, Oregon. She attended Mt. Hood Community College, graduating with a degree in Applied Science in Funeral Service Education in 2018. While attending school Tazzney started out as intern at Hillside Chapel than started her apprenticeship promptly after graduation. She is excited to continue to learn and help serve the community. In her spare time she enjoys being active outdoors, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family especially her two cats (Kora and Obi Wan Kenobi).