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Staff

Staff members of Tuell – McKee Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Thomas R. McKee

Funeral Director

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

California Institute of Mortuary Science, Los Angeles, California, BA National University, San Diego, California in Business/Finance.

He entered the funeral industry in 1973 with the mission to serve families during their most difficult times with care, kindness, fair and honest costs and to hopefully make a difference in their lives so life can continue in a positive direction. Tom is married and has 6 children. Community involvement includes Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital (Silver Circle), Festival of Trees, Christian Business Men and serves on Board of Trustees for Tacoma Lutheran Home.

Carolyn Young-McKee

Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Born in Tacoma, WA, Carolyn is a fourth generation Tacoma native, a graduate of Wilson High School and is a graduate of John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, TN. Carolyn believes that serving the family’s needs is one of the most important parts of her position as General Manager and funeral director of Tuell-McKee Funeral Home.

Laura McKinney

Pre-Planning Representative

Email: Laura@tuellmckee.com
Phone: 253-272-1414

Laura was born and raised in Washington state and Alaska. She has spent the past 15 years as a licensed pre-need funeral advisor for three funeral homes in the Tacoma area.

Since October of 2017 she has found her niche here at Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, assisting families who are interested in pre-planning final arrangements.

Laura lives in Tacoma with her husband David of 34 Years and Devin, one of their four children; she is the proud grandmother of Estelle and Kenny. When times allows she enjoys family gatherings, gardening, and trips to the beach.

Danielle Sharp

Funeral Director/Embalmer Inter

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Danielle has been with Tuell-McKee Funeral Home since October 2017. She is a Tacoma native and graduated from Steilacoom High School in 2005. She attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon graduating with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science in 2011. Danielle enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Her goal is to provide caring and compassionate service to every family. She takes great pride in helping families plan a final tribute fitting the memory of their loved one.

Julie Mohr

Funeral Director Intern

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Julie has been with Tuell-McKee since October of 2017. She enjoys being out in nature, bird watching, and spending time with family and her menagerie of beloved pets. Julie strives to be a friendly face, a listening ear, and a helping hand to the families we serve.

Sydney Fryer

Funeral Director Intern

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Born in Boise, Idaho, Sydney moved to Washington in 2010. She completed her degree in Mortuary Science in 2014. She got married in 2015, and moved to Lacey, Washington in 2016. She’s a proud owner of a dog, and two cats. She enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and reading a good book. She appreciates being provided with an opportunity to serve families with compassion and help them honor their loved ones.

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