Earl L. Tate

Earl L. Tate

Funeral Director/Advisor/Past Owner

As the son of Tate Mortuary founder, E.Lavar Tate, Earl was raised in the family business.  Earl attended San Fransisco Mortuary College and returned to Tooele to assume responsibility for the Tate Family Businesses, including Tate Mortuary.  Earl and his wife Margie are proud parents of 4 children and even prouder Grandparents to 13 beautiful grandchildren. Earl and Margie are honored by the trust that families show to Tate Mortuary as they face one of life’s most difficult moments.


Daniel P. Call

Daniel P. Call

Funeral Director/ Pre-Need Counselor/ Previous Manager

Dan was raised in Pocatello, Idaho.  He came to work for Tate Mortuary in the early 1980′s. Dan served an LDS mission in Chile, where he met his wife. Later served as a mission president in Chile with his wife iris in 2001. Dan and his wife, Iris, raised 4 children here in Tooele, and now are enjoying being grandparents.  Dan is a graduate of San Fransisco Mortuary College. Dan recently retired from full-time duty but is available upon request for services and pre-arrangements. 


Cole M. Houghton

Cole M. Houghton

Funeral Director/Certified Crematory Operator/Owner/Manager

 Cole started working for Tate Mortuary in 1999 at the age of 12.  This instilled an interest in funeral service which has grown over the years.  Was raised right here in Tooele, a Tooele High graduate and married to Lindsey, a local native. Together they have two children, Mya and Barron. Cole graduated from Arapahoe Community College with his Associates of Mortuary Science, and recently from Utah State University. Cole is a fully licensed Funeral Service Director, and looks forward to continuing his career serving families of Tooele County and beyond.


Shirley N. Oltmanns

Shirley N. Oltmanns

Office Manager

Shirley, took over for her mother Shirley, whom was our secretary for more that 35 years. She is the kind voice behind the phone when people call in, and the hub of the mortuary. Shirley is a wife and mother to 3 girls. She adores them all, and is often checking in on them. Her other loves include shopping, and her cool pink sports car. Shirley is very passionate about her job, and enjoys helping people. 


Boomer Benson

Boomer Benson

Funeral Assistant

Boomer began working for the mortuary after he retired, with a full career as a firefighter/EMT. He absolutely loves to come to work, and always has the biggest smiles and best attitude. Boomer is very proud to be a 4th generation Stocktonite. When Boomer isn't here at the funeral home he is busy tinkering in his garage or spending time with his wife, Melanie and their children, and grandkids.


Jed Colovich

Jed Colovich

Licensed Funeral Service Intern



John Sherwood

John Sherwood

Funeral Assistant



Jerry Houghton

Jerry Houghton

Funeral Assistant




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