History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Jones & Jones Funeral Home and Betts Funeral Service were merged in September of 2007. Jones & Jones was originally founded by D.W. Jones in Coulee City in 1903 before he and his wife established a permanent Wenatchee funeral home in 1914. Betts Funeral Service was established in 1948 and has always been locally owned. The purchase by the Precht family, owner of Betts since 1985, returned Jones & Jones to local ownership after a dozen years as a part of a large international corporation. The Precht family has been in the funeral business since 1940.

A staff of caring professional funeral service providers have made Jones & Jones~Betts "the thoughtful choice." Jones & Jones~Betts serves all faiths, providing local, statewide, national and international service to cemeteries and mausoleums.

Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home's facility features the largest chapel of any North Central Washington funeral provider. The classic Tudor style architecture of the home, and nicely decorated interior, gives loved ones a comforting environment. Abundant on-site parking provides added convenience for family and friends who attend services.


Our Valued Staff

Kevin Precht

Kevin Precht, Owner ~ Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Kevin Precht is the owner of Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Kevin is a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer of more than 15 years. Kevin lives in East Wenatchee and is married to Julianne, they have two children: daughter, Brielle and son, Conner. He enjoys outdoor activities like camping and hiking. One of Kevin’s greatest joys in life is spending time playing with his kids. “I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to families in one of the most difficult times in their lives.” Kevin looks forward to helping families plan a funeral service for loved ones that meets their individual needs. Kevin can be reached by phone (509) 662-1561 or by email kevin@jonesjonesbetts.com.


Susan Rogers

Susan Rogers, Family Counselor/Office Manager

Susan Rogers, a longtime employee at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home is a Family Counselor/Office Manager who has given families the best of care for over 27 years. Susan lives in Wenatchee with her husband, Phil, and they have three children. They have two daughters (two son-in-laws) and one son (daughter-in-law) and five grandchildren. She is a member of the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church. Susan is a valuable asset to the staff because of her compassion and eagerness to help others during the loss of their loved ones. Susan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Also, she enjoys working in her yard and flower gardens. Susan can be reached by phone (509) 662-1561 or by email Susan@jonesjonesbetts.com.


Dante Gutierrez-Zamora

Dante Gutierrez-Zamora, Funeral Director / Location Manager

Dante is the latest addition to the professional staff at Jones and Jones - Betts Funeral Home. Although he is new to the Wenatchee Valley, he is not new to Funeral Service, having served families in New Mexico for twenty years. Dante served United States Marine Corps and attended the University of New Mexico prior to graduating from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He is married to Leurisa, a Wenatchee native, and has three children, Gemini, John and Marcel. The Gutierrez-Zamora's were active in their church in Albuquerque and are settling into their new church home at New Song Community Church in East Wenatchee. When he is not a home with his family, at work, or at church, he can usually be found working out at the YMCA or rooting for la Seleccíon Mexicana (the Mexican National Soccer Team). Dante sees Funeral Service as a calling and feels truly privileged to serve families at one of the most difficult times in their lives.


Chad Gouge

Chad Gouge, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Chad Gouge is the Funeral Director/Embalmer at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Chad has more than 27 years of experience. Before joining Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home in 2012, he worked at several funeral homes in Texas, Alaska and Washington State. Chad is highly skilled in the art of embalming and cosmetology. He received his Associates Degree from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas. Chad enjoys spending time camping, fishing in the great outdoors. Chad is always available to serve and help families address any of their concerns. Chad can be reached by phone (509) 662-1562, or by email chad@jonesjonesbetts.com.


Brian Ross

Brian Ross, Prearrangement Specialist

Brian Ross is the Prearrangement Specialist at Jones & Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Brian is a licensed Life Insurance Agent. He lives in Cashmere, Washington and is married to Sarah Ross and they have four children, daughter, Ashelyn and three sons, Drew, Adam and A.J. and two granddaughters. Brian is active in his church and community events. Brian enjoys spending time reading, camping, fishing and being together with family and friends. Brian consults with families about the value of preplanning for burial or cremation and develops plans to meet their needs. Brian can be reached by phone at (509) 664-6187.


Eldon Hawkins

Eldon Hawkins, Funeral Director

Eldon Hawkins: Lovingly know as “The Old Gray Haired Fellow” Eldon has worked for Jones & Jones ~ Betts for 54 years. He is married to Geraldine (Geri) and they have three children. He has served on many boards and clubs over the years including Lions and Boy Scouts and is the beloved local Santa Claus. His reason for serving the industry: “Meeting new people and helping others.”


Doug Cook

Doug Cook, Funeral Associate

Doug has worked in the funeral service for 8 years. He lives in Wenatchee with his wife, Mary. They have three sons living in Alaska, Texas, and Louisiana. He is active in his church and helps care for his mother and his wife's mother, both in their 90's. Doug enjoys spending time with friends and family (also his cockapoo dog, Teddy). He and his wife have a 109 year old house with a large yard that takes much of their time and efforts. They enjoy watching sports and older television programs and movies.


John VanderSchalie

John VanderSchalie, Funeral Associate

John has worked in the funeral service for four years after retiring from WSU Veterinary School. John lives in Wenatchee and is married to Elaine. They have two children: a daughter, Jill Rounds and a son Marc VanderSchalie, and four grandsons. He is active in the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church and the Leavenworth City Band. John enjoys spending his time sailing, golfing, and fitness.


Perla Leyva

Perla Leyva, Administrative Assistant

Perla is relatively new to Funeral Service, but very experienced in Customer Service. Her diverse background and inter-personnel skills make her a valued member of the Jones & Jones - Betts' team. Always ready to lend a hand, her work ethic and attention to detail add value to the overall experience of every family we serve. With her fiance, Jesse, she is raising three daughters (Aili, Fabiola, and Cassie) and one son (Marcos).