Proud to Be A Woman Owned Business

Family portrait with man and two women

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

For the past two generations, Hilgenfeld Mortuary has been under the leadership of women. The mortuary’s reputation for kind and compassionate service to the families they serve has been upheld and expanded during their tenure.

Margie Hilgenfeld Field, who served as president from 1987 until her passing in 2015, was the granddaughter of Hilgenfeld’s founder Reverend Samuel Hilgenfeld. She grew up in the business while her father, Melvin was at the helm. Margie was highly respected in the community and an active member in numerous organizations and charities. One most dear to her was Anaheim Beautiful; she was one of the founders in 1970. The organization promotes and supports beautification efforts throughout the city. The Margie Hilgenfeld Tree Memorial program, which offers the opportunity to plant a memorial tree in memory or honor of a loved one, was created by Margie and named in her honor after her death. The program is still available today through Anaheim Beautiful, where Margie’s daughter Becky, serves as Vice President.

Becky continues to lead Hilgenfeld Mortuary, now in their 97th year. She also grew up in the family business, with her first job at the age of 15. Becky took over the role held by her mother not only in the family business but also in the community earning her several accolades for service to the community working with a myriad of organizations. Both women were honored, in different years, with the prestigious Americana Award from the Cypress College Foundation for their contributions to both their industry and community.

We are proud to be a woman owned business and for the support our family and staff have given the community, not only in March, Women’s History Month, but every day of the year.