Traditionally, burial services have been the life-blood of Funeral Homes but cremation services are gaining in popularity.  Crematories require special permits, dedicated space, and a significant cost of ownership, which many funeral homes find too restrictive.  The Care Center of Utah offers different ways to address these new and growing needs in our State. CCU owns an on-site crematory that is available for operation 24 hours a day 365 days a year, and is operated by licensed care givers.  Our crematory is also environmentally friendly; we have offsite monitoring provided by the crematory manufacturer to ensure the most economical use of natural gas, which produces minimal exhaust emissions.  We also have a comfortable witness/viewing room that may be reserved by your funeral home for one of your funeral directors or one of our licensed care givers to represent you at a small witnessing service.

Matthew R. Hoyle is the General Manager of the Care Center of Utah.  Matt, was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah and served an LDS mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He married Kadee Baldwin, in the St. George, Utah Temple and has two boys, Jaydian and Lincoln.  He enjoys the outdoors with his family and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Matt began his career in the Funeral Service profession in 2006 at Southern Utah Mortuary.  In 2008, Matt moved to Mesa Arizona for school and worked at Bunker Family Funeral Homes. While there, he experienced Care Center services such as 24-hour removals, embalming, dressing, casketing, and delivering the deceased to the crematory.  In 2009, Matt graduated from Mesa Community College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree and moved back to Cedar City returning to Southern Utah Mortuary.  Shortly after, he relocated to Beaver, Utah to manage the Beaver and Milford locations.  Always up for a challenge, Matt became a top producing, licensed, pre-need associate and gained licensure in Nevada due to an additional location in Caliente Nevada.

Matt was the President of the Beaver Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2017- 2018, and created Beaver County’s mass fatality plan which he presented at the Utah Southwest Regional meeting.

In 2017 Matt Completed the Fountain National Academy of Professional Embalming Skills in Springfield, Missouri and received his certificate for completing 41 contact hours on Advanced Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery.

Rulon M. Olsen is a Certified Professional Consultant and the Founder of the Care Center of Utah.  Rulon was born and raised in Ogden, Utah and served an LDS Mission in Edinburgh, Scotland.  He married Tamera Montgomery in the Logan, Utah Temple, and has five children and six grandchildren.

Rulon has a passion for starting, building, and improving businesses.  Even though Rulon is not a licensed Funeral Director, he has always had a deep respect for the Funeral Service Industry and its professionals, which is why he started Care Center of Utah.

Rulon is part of and serves in multiple civic groups including the St. George, Utah Rotary Club, which he was president of from, 2017-2018.

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