We are located in Chico, CA about 90 miles north of Sacramento. Our office is conveniently located at 1353 East 8th Street, one block west of the Golden State Highway (Highway 99) at the Bartlett Street intersection as you head toward downtown Chico. Our office is located just a few blocks from the California State University’s Chico campus, as well as Lower Bidwell Park and the Bidwell mansion.
Our service area includes northern California from Yuba and Sutter Counties to the Oregon border and from I-5 east to the Nevada border. The Chico office has the largest service area of any Neptune Society office and we take pride in being able to service Neptune Society members who retire to all parts of our beautiful north state.
We are involved in our local community as well as organizations that support families who are facing the loss of a loved one. We are members of the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and attend local events such as the CARD Center Senior Fair. We also hold an annual Holiday Open House in our office where we collect donations for Toys for Tots.
Chico is known as the “City of Roses” and is the largest city in Butte County, California, with a population of more than 85,000 people. Chico is home to California State University, Chico, which has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students. The Chico area also includes nearby towns and cities: Paradise, Oroville, Durham, Cohasset, Dayton, Nord, and Forest Ranch.
Chico is home to one of the nation’s largest city parks: Bidwell Park. Bidwell Park accounts for nearly 17% of Chico’s land area, and includes a golf course as well as the historic home of General John and Annie Bidwell, who were among the founders of the city of Chico. Today, the park sprawls across 3,670 acres, covering nearly eleven miles, straddling Big Chico Creek from the Bidwell Mansion in downtown Chico up into the foothills of Upper Park.
We look forward to serving families and individuals who are in need of respectful, sensitive and professional cremation services and advice. If a death has occurred or you are in need of immediate assistance, please call us at (530) 345-7200 or (800) 445-3551.
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Funeral Director and Manager
Margaret Mundt is a licensed Funeral Director and Service Manager of the Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico. Margaret began her career in the funeral industry 35 years ago with the Neptune Society in San Francisco. A native of San Francisco, she was instrumental in the early years of the Neptune Society. Margaret managed San Francisco, Belmont, and for a time, the Sacramento offices of Neputune Society. In 1987, Margaret moved to Paradise, CA and opened the Neptune Society in Chico where she serves families today. Margaret and her husband, Michael, are very active in their daughter’s lives. Much of her time is spent cheering on her daughters at their sporting events. An avid RVer, Margaret has traveled throughout our beautiful country and visited many of our treasured National Parks. Margaret loves the outdoors and spends as much time as she can camping, hiking, and relaxing in our beautiful North State.
Marsi Hammon has been a licensed funeral director at Neptune Society of Northern California Chico for 10 years. A proud military brat, she has traveled all over the world, including the countries Russia, Japan, Italy, Sweden, France, and Africa just to name a few. A graduate of California State University Chico, she has a bachelor’s degree in History. Her husband owns an energy consulting business in Chico, and her son is active in horseback riding, swimming, and school. Marsi enjoys mountain biking in beautiful Upper Bidwell Park, traveling, running, and spending time with her husband, Marshall, their son, Joshua and their dogs.
Jon Flachsbarth is a longtime resident of Chico and has been in the funeral business with the Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico for eight years. Being the first contact families have during the loss of their loved one requires compassion, understanding and a caring professional. This part of Jon’s work is what he finds most rewarding. Jon enjoys Northern California and all it has to offer. Our beautiful weather allows him to spend much of his free time camping in his 5th wheel trailer with his wife, Elke, and their dogs. Jon is an Officer of the Chico Elks Lodge #423 and volunteers on many of their charity events. Jon also helps his fellow veterans with fundraising through the Elks Lodge.
Nathan Velasquez has worked with Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico branch for the past year. He takes pride in helping families during their time of loss. His compassion and care are evident in his work. As a part time employee and full time student at Chico State University he finds himself quite busy. Nathan is majoring in Mechatronic Engineering and hopes to ultimately work as an engineer in the automobile industry. While native to Southern California, Nathan enjoys the Chico area and all that Northern California has to offer. He enjoys fishing, swimming, hiking, and bike riding.
Neptune Society of Northern California’s Chico office provides packaged cremation services and advice to meet the growing need for preplanned and at-need cremations. Today, more than 40% of Americans choose cremation, as compared to only two or three percent just a generation ago.
Why the increase in popularity? Cremation is a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive way to remember your loved ones at a fraction of the cost of a typical funeral and memorial service. Preplanning your cremation takes these advantages even further, allowing you to choose the cremation and memorial services you want before you have a need. It also is a gift for your family, saving them the time and expense of handling these difficult details after your passing.
Our Chico location works with all National Cemeteries. The nearest National Cemeteries to our office include:
Northern California Veterans Cemetery
11800 Gas Point Road
Igo, CA 96047-0076
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Road
Dixon, CA 95620
Eagle Point National Cemetery
2763 Riley Road
Eagle Point, OR 97524
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