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Our Employees are like Family

In this difficult time, let our family help yours. Learn more about who we are and what we do in the bios below. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. 

Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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Drew Kent

Drew Kent

Owner & Funeral Director

Drew Kent, Owner and Funeral Director, was born and raised in Rock Springs, WY. He attended Mesa Community College of Mortuary Science where he graduated with Honors, Mu Sigma Alpha in 2008. He is an active member of the local Elks 214, an avid outdoorsman, bowler, and founder of the Great Falls Disc Golf Association. Drew and his wife Maggie welcomed a son, Liam, into the world in August of 2012 and second son, Max, in August of 2015.

 


Maggie Kent

Maggie Kent

Owner & Administrator

Maggie (Miller) Kent, Owner and Administrator, was born in Missoula, Montana. Although much of her childhood was spent in Hawaii, her heart always remained in the Big Sky. She and her family moved back to Missoula in her early teens where she graduated from Sentinel High School. She came to Great Falls when her father passed away in 2010 to offer support to her mother. Losing the patriarch of her family taught her the importance of healthy grieving and ignited a fire in her to help others navigate through loss. Maggie began working with Dennis Croxford in 2011 and learned a passion for the business from his heartfelt care of others. 

Maggie's love for the outdoors inspires her creativity in art, poetry and sports. She enjoys painting, reading, hiking, disc golfing and adventuring with her kids and husband. 


Dennis Croxford

Dennis Croxford

Funeral Director

Dennis Croxford was born and raised in Great Falls, MT. He attended Brigham Young University before earning a degree from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Dennis served his country in the Air National Guard, serving just over four years in the early 1960's. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a two-year mission in Australia in 1964.

In 1970 he returned to Montana to work in the Croxford Funeral Home founded by his father, Lloyd Croxford. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Montana Funeral Directors Association.

Dennis and his late wife, Moyne, shared 11 children and 27 grandchildren. 

Dennis is an active member the Great Falls Lions Club, and supports the Great Falls community in various organizations. In his retirement he is enjoying traveling with his wife, Paulette, to spend time with their combined families. 


Bette Miller

Bette Miller

Administrative Assistant

Bette was born in Seattle, Washington. She moved to Spokane at an early age, and attended schools in the Spokane area. She moved with her parents to Swan Lake, MT in 1973 and remained a Montanan until she moved to Coeur d'Alene, ID in 2012. She returned to Great Falls in February of 2015 to work alongside her daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Drew Kent. She finds comfort in helping those members of our community who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Bette is dedicated to her family which includes four children, eleven grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and two great-grandchildren.

 


Holly Imus

Holly Imus

Funeral Director

Holly Imus, Funeral Director, was born in Rapid City, SD, and traveled around during her younger years with her military family. Settling in the Spokane Valley in 1992, she graduated from Central Valley High School in 1998 and went on to college in Cheney, WA, and Portland, OR. Holly’s first career was in Nursing, spending 21 years in healthcare and traveling the West, where she loved taking care of people and her community. The need to do more was in her heart, however, so she went back to college for her A.A.S in Mortuary Science at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO. Being in Great Falls has been an enriching and wonderful experience, Holly’s family plans to remain here and create strong and lasting roots for their children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time traveling with her family, being outdoors, and movie nights with her children.  


Taylor Paul

Taylor Paul

Mortician Intern

Taylor Paul, funeral director intern, was born and raised in Great Falls. Never straying too far from home, she found joy in the small community that she is now happy to serve. Taylor is currently attending college at Arapahoe Community College, where she will receive her A.A.S. in Mortuary Science. Taylor married in 2022, and with her husband, children, and dog, loves spending time at Holter Lake and adventuring the state. When she isn’t exploring, Taylor can be found reading. 


Shaylin Hale

Shaylin Hale

Mortician Intern

Shaylin Hale, Mortician Intern, was born and raised in Ville Platte, Louisiana. In 2021, she graduated from Ville Platte High School and jump-started her career in the funeral industry. Shaylin started attending the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service directly after high school and plans to graduate in June of 2023 with her Associate of Applied Science degree. Starting in Eunice, Louisiana as a funeral assistant, she made her way to Mobile, Alabama where she began her apprenticeship. She got married in 2022 and moved to Great Falls, Montana with her husband and their dog, Miso. In her spare time, Shaylin likes to hike with her family, read, and explore her new town.


Chris Cortez

Chris Cortez

Crematory Technician and Funeral Assistant

Chris Cortez, Crematory Technician and Funeral Assistant, was born in Orange County, California. He moved to Montana in 2008 at a young age where most of his family resides. Chris Graduated from Great Falls High School and attended Montana State University shortly after graduating. He is an active member of the disc golf community as well as the soccer community here in Great Falls. In his spare time, he loves to go fishing, kayaking, camping, and exploring the outdoors with his family.


Daria Long

Daria Long

Family Service Counselor

Daria Long, Family Service Counselor, was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Looking for a new purpose she found herself in Great Falls, MT in 2021. While living in Montana, she discovered an immense passion for helping others that she built around the grief of losing her father at a young age. In Daria’s free time she enjoys her book club with her close friends and spending time with her cat Beans.


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Harper and Ezmae

Hello, I am Harper. I am the lab on the left with a disc, which is my favorite thing in the world. I have been a comfort dog at Croxford’s since 2014. I just recently retired but I stop by from time to time to say Hi and see if anyone wants some love.

Hi there! I am Ezmae, I am the lab on the right. I too love the disc and have my very own; I have been a comfort dog at Croxford's since I was a puppy in January of 2018. I love to greet everyone at the door and give them some love and attention. 


"In Loving Memory"

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1941-2015

Moyne Croxford

Business Marketing Consultant

Moyne was born in Des Moines, Iowa and came to Great Falls in 1969. She became extremely active in the Great Falls community by organizing the Dental Wives Auxiliary, teaching etiquette classes and arranging fashion shows.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is where Moyne found her true calling. She converted to the religion and adopted the way of life in 1966. She has since held many positions within the church including, but not limited to, Ward Primary and Relief Society President and Teacher, Stake Nursery Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Choreographer for Church musicals, Stake Historian and Nutrition/Aerobics Instructor. In addition to her community involvement, Moyne is also a mother and grandmother.

Before she became the Marketing Director, interior designer, and historian for the funeral home, Moyne worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Pellet and Dr. DeLong and also in retail at Diana Hughes and The Petite Shop. She was a member of Ad Club, a past President of the Symphony Guild, and a freelance writer/poet.

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