Brown Colonial Mortuary remains deeply committed to the health and well-being of our community, our guests, and our associates.
Based on guidance from the CDC and the governmental officials regarding public gatherings, Brown Colonial Mortuary is providing restricted traditional funeral and memorialization gatherings in our chapels and our smaller visitation rooms.
Such as, visitations, memorial services with a maximum of 30 people. It is VERY IMPORTANT that we all keep a six feet distance apart from one another.
Funeral arrangements (no more than 3 people)
Utilizing these essential services will allow families to address immediate needs and allow the option to schedule memorialization services at a later date. We will continue to serve our families with the same level of excellence, despite these temporary limitations.
IT IS OUR POLICY, AS IT IS RECOMMENDED BY MANY HEALTH OFFICIALS, THAT EVERYONE ENTERING BROWN COLONIAL MORTUARY MUST BE WEARING A MASK THROUGHOUT THE TIME SPENT IN THE FUNERAL HOME. Please contact us for more information.
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.