Staff

Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Mary & Craig Cates Mattie Girl, Buddy and Longfellow Cates

Mary & Craig have been the owners of Meadowlawn since 1981. They are both graduates of Southwestern University with business degrees. Craig is a licensed funeral director, certified crematory operator and serves as president of Meadowlawn. Mary is the company secretary and a Meadowlawn corporate board member.

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Gregory A. Medcalf Director of Operations

Greg graduated from San Antonio college Mortuary school in 1987 and is a native of San Antonio. He joined Meadowlawn in 2000 and is the Director of Operations.

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Brian Kramer Superintendent

Now in his eleventh year, Brian is the cemetery superintendent and All Paws Pet Crematory Director. He is a licensed funeral director and certified crematory operator. Brian is a graduate of East Central High School, and lives in La Vernia with his wife Amber and their 5 children.

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Craig Willis All Paws Director

Craig joined our company in 2013. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he relocated to San Antonio, where he received associates degrees in A&P from Hallmark College. Craig is a certified crematory operator for both human and pet.

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Mark Bessellieu Pet Director

Mark joined Meadowlawn in 2017, as a Pet Director for All Paws Great and Small Pet Crematory. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, with 20 plus years experience in our industry. He graduated from Holmes High School. Mark and his wife Sharon, lifelong residents of San Antonio, have two adult children, a grandson, and several four-legged children.

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Karen Petersen All Paws Aftercare Director karen@allpawscrematory.com

A retired teacher and principal after 35 years of service in Texas, Dr. Karen Petersen joined the Meadowlawn and All Paws staff to continue dedicating service to families. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and The University of Texas at San Antonio. She and her husband Scott have three grown children, four grandchildren, and six fur babies. For All Paws, Karen specializes in customer service, communication, and education.

 

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Amber Kramer Account Manager

An LVN by profession, Amber has been affiliated with Meadowlawn and All Paws for over 10 years. She currently serves as All Paws account manager.

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Sharol "Sherrie" Curry Board Member/Funeral Director

Sherrie has been with Meadowlawn since 1986 and is on the Board of Directors. She is a licensed funeral director and has a thorough knowledge of the business. Sherrie is a member of the JJ Usher Ministry and has been a loyal member of Antioch Baptist Church for 36 years. She has 3 grown sons and 10 grandchildren.

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Raymond Clay, Jr. Board Member/Family Service Counselor

Raymond has been with Meadowlawn since 1986 and is on the Board of Directors. He is a family service counselor and licensed preneed insurance agent. Raymond and his wife, Mary, both are San Antonio natives and live in Bulverde. Raymond is a member of Resurrection Baptist Church in Schertz and the Texas Bowties First Generation Camaro Car Club.

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Miriam Garcia Funeral Director

Miriam joined Meadowlawn in 2012 as a licensed funeral director. She has been in the funeral care industry since 2007. Miriam, her husband John, and three children, live in Helotes. They are members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes.

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Rachel Garcia Funeral Director

Graduated from the San Antonio college mortuary science department in 1998 and has been a licensed funeral director for 20 years. She has a son who is 9 years old and a 2 year old fur baby named Max.

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Eusebio Betancourt Jr Funeral Director

Eusebio joined Meadowlawn in 2014. He is a licensed funeral director and the lead embalmer. Eusebio has one son and lives in the Balcones Heights area.

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Elizabeth Jimenez Funeral Director

Elizabeth began her career in the Funeral industry in 2012 and joined Meadowlawn in 2018. She is a licensed Funeral Director, embalmer, and a certified Crematory Operator. 

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Dalia Urbina Preneed Sales

Dalia joined Meadowlawn in 2014. She is a licensed preneed insurance agent. She is a graduate of East Central High School and lives in San Antonio with her son.

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Elaine Edwards Family Service Counselor

Elaine joined Meadowlawn in 2016. She is a family service counselor and a licensed preneed insurance agent. She has sixteen plus years experience in the death care industry. Elaine is a member of the First Baptist Church in Universal City, has three children and lives in Shertz.

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Eddie Armstrong Lead Crematory Operator

Eddie joined Meadowlawn in 1993 after a 13 year career with HEB. He is our lead crematory operator for both the human and the pet operation. He is an East Central High School graduate and currently lives in Adkins, with his wife Karen. Eddie has three children and a new grandson.

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Tamlyn Stocks Staff Accountant

Tami joined Meadowlawn in 2015. She is our staff accountant and is a long time resident of Stockdale. She has three children, five grandchildren. Tami is a life long member and choir director of Christ United Methodist Church in Stockdale.

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Krystle Deleon Custodian of the Records

Krystle joined Meadowlawn in 2015 as an office administrator. She graduated salutatorian from St. Gerard Catholic High School. Krystle, her husband David, and son, are San Antonio residents.

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Monica Martinez CSR

Monica joined Meadowlawn in 2015 as our cemetery memorial specialist. She is a graduate of East Central High School and formerly worked for HEB Grocery Co. for 18 yrs. Monica and her husband currently live in San Antonio, have two children and two grandchildren.

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Amber Elrod CSR

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Juan Jose Delgado Funeral Attendant

Juan has been with Meadowlawn since 2014 and serves as a funeral attendant. Juan is an ordained Catholic deacon and member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church. He has been married to San Juanita Yzaguirre for 45 years and they have six children. He retired from Via Transit after 26 years of service.

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Joe Jones Funeral Attendant

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Raymond Martinez Sr. Groundskeeper

Retired after 50 years of service, Thank you Raymond.

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Raymond Martinez Jr. Groundskeeper

Son of the original Groundskeeper, Raymond Jr. began his cemetery career at the age of 5. His father brought him to the cemetery where he learned everything about the outside grounds.

Mary & Craig Cates

Mattie Girl, Buddy and Longfellow Cates
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Mary & Craig have been the owners of Meadowlawn since 1981. They are both graduates of Southwestern University with business degrees. Craig is a licensed funeral director, certified crematory operator and serves as president of Meadowlawn. Mary is the company secretary and a Meadowlawn corporate board member.

Gregory A. Medcalf

Director of Operations
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Greg graduated from San Antonio college Mortuary school in 1987 and is a native of San Antonio. He joined Meadowlawn in 2000 and is the Director of Operations.

Brian Kramer

Superintendent
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Now in his eleventh year, Brian is the cemetery superintendent and All Paws Pet Crematory Director. He is a licensed funeral director and certified crematory operator. Brian is a graduate of East Central High School, and lives in La Vernia with his wife Amber and their 5 children.

Craig Willis

All Paws Director
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Craig joined our company in 2013. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he relocated to San Antonio, where he received associates degrees in A&P from Hallmark College. Craig is a certified crematory operator for both human and pet.

Mark Bessellieu

Pet Director
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Mark joined Meadowlawn in 2017, as a Pet Director for All Paws Great and Small Pet Crematory. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, with 20 plus years experience in our industry. He graduated from Holmes High School. Mark and his wife Sharon, lifelong residents of San Antonio, have two adult children, a grandson, and several four-legged children.

Karen Petersen

All Paws Aftercare Director
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A retired teacher and principal after 35 years of service in Texas, Dr. Karen Petersen joined the Meadowlawn and All Paws staff to continue dedicating service to families. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and The University of Texas at San Antonio. She and her husband Scott have three grown children, four grandchildren, and six fur babies. For All Paws, Karen specializes in customer service, communication, and education.

 

Amber Kramer

Account Manager
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An LVN by profession, Amber has been affiliated with Meadowlawn and All Paws for over 10 years. She currently serves as All Paws account manager.

Sharol "Sherrie" Curry

Board Member/Funeral Director
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Sherrie has been with Meadowlawn since 1986 and is on the Board of Directors. She is a licensed funeral director and has a thorough knowledge of the business. Sherrie is a member of the JJ Usher Ministry and has been a loyal member of Antioch Baptist Church for 36 years. She has 3 grown sons and 10 grandchildren.

Raymond Clay, Jr.

Board Member/Family Service Counselor
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Raymond has been with Meadowlawn since 1986 and is on the Board of Directors. He is a family service counselor and licensed preneed insurance agent. Raymond and his wife, Mary, both are San Antonio natives and live in Bulverde. Raymond is a member of Resurrection Baptist Church in Schertz and the Texas Bowties First Generation Camaro Car Club.

Miriam Garcia

Funeral Director
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Miriam joined Meadowlawn in 2012 as a licensed funeral director. She has been in the funeral care industry since 2007. Miriam, her husband John, and three children, live in Helotes. They are members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes.

Rachel Garcia

Funeral Director
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Graduated from the San Antonio college mortuary science department in 1998 and has been a licensed funeral director for 20 years. She has a son who is 9 years old and a 2 year old fur baby named Max.

Eusebio Betancourt Jr

Funeral Director
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Eusebio joined Meadowlawn in 2014. He is a licensed funeral director and the lead embalmer. Eusebio has one son and lives in the Balcones Heights area.

Elizabeth Jimenez

Funeral Director
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Elizabeth began her career in the Funeral industry in 2012 and joined Meadowlawn in 2018. She is a licensed Funeral Director, embalmer, and a certified Crematory Operator. 

Dalia Urbina

Preneed Sales
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Dalia joined Meadowlawn in 2014. She is a licensed preneed insurance agent. She is a graduate of East Central High School and lives in San Antonio with her son.

Elaine Edwards

Family Service Counselor
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Elaine joined Meadowlawn in 2016. She is a family service counselor and a licensed preneed insurance agent. She has sixteen plus years experience in the death care industry. Elaine is a member of the First Baptist Church in Universal City, has three children and lives in Shertz.

Eddie Armstrong

Lead Crematory Operator
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Eddie joined Meadowlawn in 1993 after a 13 year career with HEB. He is our lead crematory operator for both the human and the pet operation. He is an East Central High School graduate and currently lives in Adkins, with his wife Karen. Eddie has three children and a new grandson.

Tamlyn Stocks

Staff Accountant
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Tami joined Meadowlawn in 2015. She is our staff accountant and is a long time resident of Stockdale. She has three children, five grandchildren. Tami is a life long member and choir director of Christ United Methodist Church in Stockdale.

Krystle Deleon

Custodian of the Records
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Krystle joined Meadowlawn in 2015 as an office administrator. She graduated salutatorian from St. Gerard Catholic High School. Krystle, her husband David, and son, are San Antonio residents.

Monica Martinez

CSR
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Monica joined Meadowlawn in 2015 as our cemetery memorial specialist. She is a graduate of East Central High School and formerly worked for HEB Grocery Co. for 18 yrs. Monica and her husband currently live in San Antonio, have two children and two grandchildren.

Amber Elrod

CSR
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Juan Jose Delgado

Funeral Attendant
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Juan has been with Meadowlawn since 2014 and serves as a funeral attendant. Juan is an ordained Catholic deacon and member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church. He has been married to San Juanita Yzaguirre for 45 years and they have six children. He retired from Via Transit after 26 years of service.

Joe Jones

Funeral Attendant
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Raymond Martinez Sr.

Groundskeeper
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Retired after 50 years of service, Thank you Raymond.

Raymond Martinez Jr.

Groundskeeper
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Son of the original Groundskeeper, Raymond Jr. began his cemetery career at the age of 5. His father brought him to the cemetery where he learned everything about the outside grounds.

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