Omega Funeral & Cremation Service is one of Portland’s only family owned and operated funeral homes and is dedicated to serving our families with respect and dignity. We specialize in listening to the needs and wants of the families we serve and will help the family plan a personalized service, providing affordable options. Our staff specializes in various ethnic and cultural services; serving all ethnic groups, including the Asian, Russian, Mexican, and East Indian communities.
Kathy graduated from Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Service Program in 1986. She is a member of Portland First Church of the Nazarene, a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Past Royal Matron and life member of Christina Ct. #8 Order of the Amaranth, past president of Nob Hill Lions Club, and member of Oaks Bottom Lions Club. Kathy is a past board member and past President of the Oregon State Mortuary and Cemetery Board. She is an active adult advisor for Job’s Daughters International.
As every person who toils building a company from scratch longs for, Erin Phelps has started his venture into retirement. Erin Phelps, a 1982 graduate of Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Service Program is also a trained Certified Celebrant. He is a member of Portland First Church of the Nazarene, Forest Grove Elks Lodge #2440, Oaks Bottom Lions Club, Christina Court #8 Order of the Amaranth, and life member of Friendship Lodge #160 AF & AM. He continues his education in the industry by attending various conferences with the Mortuary Management Group and is a member of the funeral ethics committee. Erin was honored for being one of the top 20 volunteer enucleator’s at the 20th Anniversary of the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon, now known as VisionQuest. In 2008 Erin was appointed to the State of Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board of which he is a former Vice President. He believes in giving back to his community and industry.
Toni White-Vorst is a licensed funeral director and embalmer who joined the Omega Funeral Home team in 2015. She is a 1998 graduate of the Mt. Hood Community College Mortuary Science program, where she graduated with honors. She collects many items such as sunflowers, cookbooks, and pug related items, which decorate her workspace. Toni and her husband Ray were married at a funeral chapel in Gresham, Oregon in 2000. Toni and Ray volunteer for Pacific Pug Rescue, and are also a pug foster care home.
On the weekends Toni likes to bake, saying that is where she feels the most relaxed. The rest of the staff loves Monday mornings when there are sweet treats to share! She has worked in a variety of jobs, but says that by far the job that has given her the most satisfaction is funeral service. She loves putting together a meaningful celebration of life for the families in whatever form it may take. She feels like it is truly what she is meant to do.
Shane worked in IT (computers, networks, high-end video & image editing software, and gaming consoles) for almost 20 years. He then decided to follow his true desire of a career and enrolled at Mount Hood’s Funeral Services Education Program in 2018. He graduated the program as a valedictorian.
His hobbies include board games, video games, hiking and visiting Oregon parks.
Shane was born in Idaho, grew up in Utah and then in 1998 visited a friend living in Oregon and fell in love with it.
He loves the Oregon weather, people and attractions and can’t imagine living anywhere else.
James Han joined Omega in January of 2021. He is a graduate of the Mt. Hood Community College mortuary science program. He was born in California and raised in the Spokane, WA area. James describes himself as an urban explorer, often taking walks around Portland. His favorite hobby is photography, and he enjoys taking street photos on his walks around the city. The time he isn’t exploring our rich city he enjoys to spend his time reading.
James has a personality that puts our families at ease and he has a passion for helping families through this season in their lives.
Chelsea Phelps was hired in June 2015 to help support our funeral directors with paperwork and office happenings. She helps with our social media, advertising and community outreach. You can also find Chelsea helping bring your loved one into our care and assisting in our crematory.
Chelsea is an active member in the Order of Eastern Star, the Order of the Amaranth, and is an active adult advisor for Job’s Daughters International . Her passions, aside from assisting our clients, include painting, photography, history, and being a dog mom to her black German shepherd, Groot.
Rebekah Tsuboi has been a part of our team since October 2019 and has blended seamlessly. She has lived in the Portland Metro area for the last 20 years and has worked in the funeral industry for the last 7 years. She brings a seasoned skillset to caring for each family member and the families she comes in contact with.
She is honored to care for the loved ones of the families that we serve. She loves spending time with her amazing son Kristofer and her 2 kitties (Marlin and Bossk).
Omega Funeral and Cremation Service is a member of Oregon Funeral Directors Association.