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Brown Colonial Mortuary began under the direction of Harold R. Brown, who had just returned to Santa Ana after serving in Europe during World War I and subsequently working in the funeral industry in San Francisco. He joined with Samuel Harrel to form the firm of Harrell & Brown on the southeast corner of 17th and Sycamore streets in a converted residence. In the mid 1930’s, Mr. Harrell sold his interest to Mr. Emil Wagner. Soon the partners realized that Santa Ana was in need of a truly modern facility and the “new” Brown & Wagner Colonial Mortuary was opened in September, 1937, just across the street from the old home.

Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.


A Family Tradition of Quality Service
Since 1927


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We will never forget

Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.

pre-arrangements
Pre-Planning

Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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