Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral, cremation, or celebration of life planning and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Melissa Mittlehauser Funeral Director

Melissa is a native San Diegan who has lived in North County most of her life. At a young age, she knew she wanted to be of service to people in need. This inspired her to study mortuary sciences at Cypress College of Mortuary Science. Melissa is a devoted and proud mother of three.

Melissa has been working in the funeral industry since 1992 serving local families with care and kindness as they manage through this difficult period. She has been a Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 20 years. She is amongst the most respected and admired professionals in the funeral services industry.

For the last several years she has been serving as a Funeral Director at Poway-Bernardo. Late in 2017 Melissa joined the family here at Partridge Creek Mortuary as our Funeral Director.

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Joseph Lemon Jr. Funeral Arranger

Born in Los Angeles, CA, Joseph’s family moved to San Diego’s Point Loma community in 1971. A man of honor and full of compassion, he found his calling in 2003 when he first embarked into a new career in Final Care.

As a Marine and Deacon at his church, Joseph exercises honesty, integrity, commitment to excellence and realizes the importance of helping families in their greatest time of need. Joseph's compassion for humanity spills into every aspect of his life, treating everyone he interacts with as he would his own family.

For nearly 20 years Joseph has trained in a multitude of areas in funeral services. The knowledge gained makes him one of the leading funeral service professionals in San Diego County.

For the last several years Joseph served as part of a team providing specialized assistance, extraction services and transportation for decedents in San Diego County.

In 2019 Joseph returned to his true love, serving families alongside our family here at Partridge Creek Mortuary.

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Alina Storey Funeral Arranger

Alina Storey, born and raised in San Diego County, is a dedicated and compassionate professional. A SDSU graduate, she is a local girl through and through. Alina and her husband are parents to two beautiful and spirited boys, who keep her on her toes at all times.

Alina spent over 11 years as an investigator for the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. She worked with families during their most difficult moments informing them of the loss of their loved ones and compassionately guiding them through the process of final disposition.

After many years of service at the Medical Examiner’s office, Alina gained interest in a career which allowed her to assist families more personally during the grieving process. In 2018 Alina joined the Partridge Creek family as one of our Funeral Arrangers where she continues to offer a sense of peace and comfort to our families.

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Jennifer Dolge Embalmer

Jen Dolge is a native of Southern California, born and raised in San Diego. In 2002 she graduated from Cypress College of Mortuary Sciences. After finishing her education she completed her apprenticeship work at a local funeral home in Oceanside. Jen became interested in the final care services at a young age due to a personal loss. She followed this interest by seeking guidance from the people who had helped her and her family in their time of need. She quickly realized she had a passion and talent for preserving loved ones for families so they could say their final goodbyes. Jen is amongst the most dedicated and talented embalmers in California and treats every person she embalms with care and respect as she prepares them for their final viewing. Partridge Creek added Jen to our family in 2018 as our Embalmer.

Melissa Mittlehauser

Funeral Director
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Melissa is a native San Diegan who has lived in North County most of her life. At a young age, she knew she wanted to be of service to people in need. This inspired her to study mortuary sciences at Cypress College of Mortuary Science. Melissa is a devoted and proud mother of three.

Melissa has been working in the funeral industry since 1992 serving local families with care and kindness as they manage through this difficult period. She has been a Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 20 years. She is amongst the most respected and admired professionals in the funeral services industry.

For the last several years she has been serving as a Funeral Director at Poway-Bernardo. Late in 2017 Melissa joined the family here at Partridge Creek Mortuary as our Funeral Director.

Joseph Lemon Jr.

Funeral Arranger
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Born in Los Angeles, CA, Joseph’s family moved to San Diego’s Point Loma community in 1971. A man of honor and full of compassion, he found his calling in 2003 when he first embarked into a new career in Final Care.

As a Marine and Deacon at his church, Joseph exercises honesty, integrity, commitment to excellence and realizes the importance of helping families in their greatest time of need. Joseph's compassion for humanity spills into every aspect of his life, treating everyone he interacts with as he would his own family.

For nearly 20 years Joseph has trained in a multitude of areas in funeral services. The knowledge gained makes him one of the leading funeral service professionals in San Diego County.

For the last several years Joseph served as part of a team providing specialized assistance, extraction services and transportation for decedents in San Diego County.

In 2019 Joseph returned to his true love, serving families alongside our family here at Partridge Creek Mortuary.

Alina Storey

Funeral Arranger
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Alina Storey, born and raised in San Diego County, is a dedicated and compassionate professional. A SDSU graduate, she is a local girl through and through. Alina and her husband are parents to two beautiful and spirited boys, who keep her on her toes at all times.

Alina spent over 11 years as an investigator for the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. She worked with families during their most difficult moments informing them of the loss of their loved ones and compassionately guiding them through the process of final disposition.

After many years of service at the Medical Examiner’s office, Alina gained interest in a career which allowed her to assist families more personally during the grieving process. In 2018 Alina joined the Partridge Creek family as one of our Funeral Arrangers where she continues to offer a sense of peace and comfort to our families.

Jennifer Dolge

Embalmer
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Jen Dolge is a native of Southern California, born and raised in San Diego. In 2002 she graduated from Cypress College of Mortuary Sciences. After finishing her education she completed her apprenticeship work at a local funeral home in Oceanside. Jen became interested in the final care services at a young age due to a personal loss. She followed this interest by seeking guidance from the people who had helped her and her family in their time of need. She quickly realized she had a passion and talent for preserving loved ones for families so they could say their final goodbyes. Jen is amongst the most dedicated and talented embalmers in California and treats every person she embalms with care and respect as she prepares them for their final viewing. Partridge Creek added Jen to our family in 2018 as our Embalmer.