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A familiar face at the time of a loss can help provide comfort to a grieving family. The staff at Mehl's Colonial Chapel is just that.

Claudia Mehl, who took over the family business with her brother and sister, is a licensed funeral director and is here daily to help families.

Ed Powell has 30 years experience at Mehl's alone. He is an experienced funeral counselor, licensed embalmer, and insurance agent.  Ed enjoys his simple retired life traveling when he can.

Treasa Lucas is a licensed embalmer and funeral director who loves her kids and puppies.

Orlando has been employed since 2005 as a billingual Funeral Counselor and enjoys spending time with family more then anything else.

Paula is a billingual Funeral Counselor who considers herself very lucky and loves to cook for friends and family.

Leo is also a billingual Funeral Counselor.  He enjoys keeping fit and boxing.

Christopher Gordon is new to Watsonville and works at Mehls as a Funeral Counselor and Embalmer.  He comes from the bay area and enjoys video editing and snowboarding in his time off.

Mehl's also employs Delia part time.


Claudia, Ed, and Dianne's mother, Geneva Mehl, is always ready to lend a hand when things get too busy.