Gregory Wallace Hoyt

Three Generations of Experience

Sierra Cremation and Burial Service, Inc. was founded by Gregory Wallace Hoyt in late 2019 after serving in the funeral industry for decades. He has come to call the Motherlode region home, and understands how to serve the community and region with our service offerings.

In 2000, during his freshman year in high school, Greg started his funeral career at his family funeral home in Forest Grove, Oregon. His job duties included washing cars, working evening visitations and transferring the recently deceased into the trusted care of the funeral home. As a third-generation funeral director and embalmer, Greg found it rewarding to work side by side with his father serving their local community. Following high school and serving his apprenticeship, Greg decided to attend Mt. Hood Community College where he received his Associate of Science Degree in Funeral Service Education. 

Greg relocated to the Central Valley of California in 2013 where he supervised the day to day operations of a large funeral home. In February 2018, Greg moved to Sonora where he managed Heuton Memorial Chapel for two years. He looked forward to serving a smaller community where he has the opportunity to provide a high level of care and service to each family.

In the beginning of 2020, all of the funeral services in Toulumne and Calaveras counties were consolidated into a single ownership. Greg founded Sierra Cremation and Burial Service, Inc. to provide the community with an affordable alternative, and our mission is to serve the Motherlode with Dignity and Affordability.

His pastimes include spending time with his wife, Victoria and sons, Jack and William, fishing, skiing, backpacking and hiking. With the location and beauty of Sonora and its surrounding areas, Greg feels like this is heaven on earth and looks forward to serving the community for many years to come.

Korinne Larson

Dedicated Funeral Director

Korinne joined our team in 2021 and is a experienced funeral director who has served families in the Motherlode for several years.


She was raised in Calaveras County and grew up by the south fork of the Mokelumne River. 


Upon graduating from Calaveras High School, she attended Columbia College locally before earning her degree in Funeral Service from American River College in Sacramento.


She’s grateful to find a moment to read or scrapbook and enjoys camping trips in Big Trees with her family and extended family.


Service to Families and Community

Kurt joined our team in 2020 and provides service with the highest level of respectability, honesty, humility, and integrity.  He is a well-known in the community for his service and volunteering. He has been a volunteer police reserve office, and active with the local Meals-On-Wheels affiliate. Kurt has developed a passion for funeral services and enjoys being able to provide for families in their time of need and grief.

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