Serving Families Since 1906

Our Staff

Once you request the services of Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

We are a caring, thoughtful and service oriented funeral home and cemetery that is owned and operated by local people who live in your community.

Jon Ollerenshaw

Jon Ollerenshaw

General Manager

Jon has been affiliated with Rose City his entire life. He has been employed here for over 45 years. The Ollerenshaw family has been affiliated with the Rose City Cemetery since 1936. His knowledge and history of Portland and the Cemetery prove invaluable insight to helping families make their final arrangements for their loved ones.

Jon also likes cats, and much like a cat, doesn't like having his picture taken.


Jean Fox

Jean Fox

Funeral Director, Funeral Home Manager

Jean has been a member of the Rose City team since mid-2021, when she began her career as an apprentice director before eventually becoming a licensed funeral director.

Prior to her move to Portland, she lived in Florida, where she graduated from FGCU with a BA in English, and from the University of Miami with a BA in Psychology. Before the career shift into the funeral industry, she worked as a freelance technical writer.

Having recently gone through the loss of a loved one, she understands how difficult it can be to make decisions while grieving, especially when making funeral arrangements, and uses her own experiences to help guide families in making informed decisions.


PS: Jean is also totally everyone’s favorite.


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Buck Blackmon

Buck Blackmon

Funeral Director, Preneed Specialist

Buck, a native New Mexican came to Portland in 2003 to pursue a career in the funeral industry. After graduating Mt. Hood Community College’s Funeral Service program in 2006, he completed his apprenticeship and became a fully licensed funeral director in 2007.

Buck has served hundreds of families in the Portland metro area and was very happy to join our team here at Rose City in 2018. In his off time, Buck loves spending time with his daughter and their family pets. He also enjoys live music, going to the movies and backyard barbeques.


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Jessica de Jesus

Jessica de Jesus

Apprentice Funeral Director

Jessica grew up in Southern California but has called Oregon her home for the last 15 years, and currently lives in the Woodstock neighborhood. She enjoys making connections with her community through playing music and supporting small local businesses. 

Alongside a BFA from UC Santa Cruz and an AAS in Paramedicine from OHSU, she recently graduated from Mt Hood CC with an AAS in Funeral Services Education. 

She also really likes cats, just like our owner Jon.


Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Cemetery Counselor

Mike grew up most of his life in Oregon. He studied Mortuary Sciences and General Studies at Mt. Hood Community College. His service to Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home began in March, 1993 as an apprentice. After serving his apprenticeship and getting his funeral directors license, he left the business in 1996 to pursue other interests. 

In November, 2001, Mike returned to Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home and was hired to work as a cemetery counselor. He has been helping families with their cemetery needs for 15 years.

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Bonnie Bobbitt

Bonnie Bobbitt

Bookkeeper

The real VIP.


Groundskeeping

Groundskeeping

The five person, Rose City Cemetery grounds keeping staff has well over 100 years of combined experience. Their professionalism and deep history in serving families has made Rose City not only a beautiful place, but also one of comfort and peace.

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