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 temporarily unable to provide traditional funeral and memorialization gatherings in our chapels and our smaller visitation rooms.

In the meantime, we will continue to serve the community by providing essential mortuary and graveside services such as removal, funeral arrangements (no more than 3 people), private family viewings (no more than 10 people at a time, between the hours of 12pm-5pm), direct burial (must follow the cemeteries rules), and direct cremation services. During these times it is VERY IMPORTANT that we all keep a six feet distance apart from one another.

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. Please contact us for more information.

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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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Frequent Questions

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