Our Staff

Staff members of Tuell – McKee Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Thomas R. McKee

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

California Institute of Mortuary Science, Los Angeles, California, BA National University, San Diego, California in Business/Finance.He entered the funeral industry in 1973 with the mission to serve families during their most difficult times with care, kindness, fair and honest costs and to hopefully make a difference in their lives so life can continue in a positive direction. Tom is married and has 6 children. Community involvement includes Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital (Silver Circle), Festival of Trees, Christian Business Men and serves on Board of Trustees for Tacoma Lutheran Home.

Carolyn Young-McKee

Funeral Director/Embalmer


Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Born in Tacoma, WA, Carolyn is a fourth generation Tacoma native, a graduate of Wilson High School and is a graduate of John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, TN. Carolyn believes that serving the family’s needs is one of the most important parts of her position as General Manager and funeral director of Tuell-McKee Funeral Home.

Laura McKinney

Pre-Planning Representative

Email: laura.funeralpreneed@gmail.com
Phone: 253-272-1414

Patrick Threlkeld

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Danielle Fischer

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Sarah Cannon

Pre-Planning Representative

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Nikki Baker she/they

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Bodie Schlobohm

Apprentice Funeral Directo

Email: tuellmckee@yahoo.com
Phone: 360-377-5179

Sophia Symonds-Futerman

Apprentice Funeral Director

Email: tuellmckee@yahoo.com
Phone: 360-377-5179

Elizabeth Aragon

Funeral Assistant

Email: mckeefuneral@wamail.net
Phone: 253-272-1414

Shayne Shin

Funeral Assistant

Email: tuellmckee@yahoo.com
Phone: 360-377-5179