History & Staff

We have decades of experience caring for area families from all walks of life.  Generations of families come to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and serving with the highest level of integrity.  Our funeral home is one of the oldest businesses in Moses Lake, serving the entire Columbia Basin during one of life's most difficult times, since 1949.


Welcome to our funeral home website. As you peruse the various pages you will find they are packed with information about our services, our competitive pricing, merchandise, including; caskets, urns, outer containers, monument and markers, and so much more. Guarding Angels Cemetery, Moses Lake's new community cemetery located at 2595 Road L N.E. opened in September of 2009. A knowledge base answers questions about the many details and decisions faced is here on our website, also. Obituaries, personalized guest books, and service details with maps and directions are available to family and friends all over the world. Other pages acquaint you with our staff and funeral home providing information we trust will assist you in choosing our firm as your funeral service provider.

When the death of a loved one occurs the reputation, character, care and compassion of the funeral home chosen should be un-questioned. We want and encourage families to seek guidance from those they trust--whether it be their pastor, priest, bishop, health care provider, neighbors or friends that have experienced first hand the genuine compassionate care provided through our funeral home and confirm the reputation we have within the community. 

For generations Kayser’s Chapel of Memories Funeral Home and Crematory has served families of the entire Columbia Basin with unparalleled professionalism, dignity and compassion. Our reputation as one of the finest funeral service providers has been earned over the years one family at a time. We strive to provide a truly meaningful personalized tribute for each family whether it be a simple dignified cremation at our own on-site crematory, to the most elaborate “celebration of life” service. Our experience in helping families through one of life’s most difficult events is unmatched. We listen carefully as emotionally hurting families share very personal, special memories of loved ones, help guide them through the grieving process and assist in such a way so healing can begin.

The many details and decisions faced can be overwhelming. Families find comfort knowing we take care of virtually everything surrounding final arrangements. We complete and file all necessary documents and permits with the health department; notices and obituaries are written and submitted to newspapers; insurance companies are contacted and assistance completing claim forms provided; we specialize in veterans benefits and various government forms; we contact social security-submitting necessary documents; we arrange for officiants and music as requested; service details are coordinated with the cemetery and we are a liaison with Red Cross for members of our military. When transportation to or from a distant location is required, we handle all long distance arrangements; coordinate airline schedules; obtain all necessary permits and documents; and provide ground transportation to or from regional airports. We have the expertise to handle international consulate documents needed when shipping to or from foreign countries.

Our membership in various professional organizations, such as: WSFDA, WCCFA, NFDA and ICCFA prove invaluable as we assist with arrangements around the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Locally, our professional working relationship with hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, doctor’s offices, coroner’s office, health districts and law enforcement greatly enhance the quality of care we provide. Our rapport with the various civic and fraternal organizations and many area churches assure families that even the smallest of details are not overlooked.

We are very sensitive to each family’s financial situation. We have structured a variety of service options and packages to fit a variety of needs and family preferences. Families do not have to consider going to lesser providers with inadequate or no facilities due to financial concerns. We invite you to compare our service packages and pricing by calling our office, or found on this website with others and believe you will find we are very competitive.

Value, however, is not based solely on price. As the area’s leading funeral service provider we are called on to assist families in all walks of life, religions and ethnic groups. Some families request services that are very basic and simple, while other families desire elaborate, detail intensive services requiring days of planning with extensive use of facilities and equipment. All families, however, want to be treated respectfully with the utmost of professionalism and compassion, appreciating the dignity represented by elegant facilities, well cared for grounds, and modern automotive equipment. We believe every family, regardless of how simple or elaborate the service provided or cost involved, deserve the best from us.

Thank you again for visiting this website. Please continue to explore the various pages filled with information designed to assist you and answer questions you may have.

Our Valued Staff

  • Kevin Precht

    Kevin Precht Owner/Funeral Director

    Kevin is proud to be a third generation Funeral director, and funeral home owner. Prior to becoming a funeral director, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington. He then pursued the completion of the course work involved in earning the Associate of Applied Science degree from Apahoe College, Mortuary Science program. He completed all course work in 2003, and obtained his Washington state licenses in funeral directing and embalming. He and his wife Julianne have three school-age children, and they enjoy spending time at Lake Chelan and traveling with their kids.

  • Bea White

    Bea White Funeral Director

    Bea was raised in Buckley, Washington where she graduated from White River High School. She married her husband Mike the same year she graduated which is when they made the decision to move to Grant County in 1999. They have four children; Samantha, Devon, Haley, and Skylor, and one grandchild; Addison. Bea attained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Jones International University in June 2014. She also completed her associate degree through Arapahoe Community College in Mortuary Science in August 2017. She is active in the community and is a member of the Ephrata Rotary Club. She is on the committee for the Youth Parade, the Rim2Rim Tournament, and also delivers dictionaries to third graders in Soap Lake. Getting kids active and bringing quality of life to the community is important to her. She began working at Nicoles Funeral Home in July 2011. When she is not working, her time would be spent with her family, gardening, camping, fishing, swimming, or participating in community events.

  • Jeff Allen

    Jeff Allen Cemetery Caretaker

    Jeff was born and raised in Soap Lake. He attended Ephrata schools and graduated from Ephrata High School. Jeff and his lovely wife Erin have 5 children; Sam, Bryon, Kristina, Brook, and Cody. He was employed with the city of Ephrata as a foreman of the parks and cemetery for 27 years. He enjoys camping, boating, and spending time with his family and grandkids. Jeff began working for Nicoles Funeral Home in May 2015 and began working for Kayser's Chapel and Guarding Angels in February 2019 full time.

  • Floyd  Wilks

    Floyd Wilks Staff Associate

    Floyd Wilks, born in Spokane, Washington in 1951, educated and raised in the Spokane area, and graduating form Mead High School in 1969. He married Sharon Everts from Spokane Valley in 1971 and they have three grown daughters and one granddaughter. Floyd is an ordained Minister in the Church of the Nazarene since 1984. He has served as Youth Pastor in Spokane from 1973-1980, in Heppner, Oregon as senior pastor from 1980-1986 and the Moses Lake Church of the Nazarene since August 1986 to the current time. Floyd has served the Moses Lake community through the Moses Lake Police, Samaritan Hospital, and Columbia Basin Home Health and Hospice Chaplaincy. Floyd has been with Kayser’s Chapel of Memories since 1986.

  • Richard E Willis

    Richard E Willis Staff Associate

    Richard was born and raised in Seattle. As a young man, he was involved in a variety of work situations, including architectural drafting and commercial fishing. He then became a military policeman, which led to an eleven year stint as an investigator. Somewhere in there, he found the time to get a degree in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. He opened an architectural business 28 years ago in Moses Lake and continues to operate that business. He has been a Bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a Bishops’ Counselor for several years.
    Richard met his wife, Vivian, while he was in the military. She is from Decatur, IL and is the receptionist at the high school. (You will never meet a more pleasant lady, unless it is Ronda Kayser.) Richard and Vivian have been blessed with five daughters; Amy, Jaycie, Carey, Brittney, and Kammie, and one son, Brayden. Amy and Kammie are elementary school teachers; Brittney is a professional photographer and Carey is a real estate professional. Jaycie is studying to be a dental hygienist. Brayden is studying to be a medical doctor. The children are scattered around the west coast. All of the girls are married and have blessed the family with wonderful sons-in-law and with nine grandchildren. Brayden is too occupied with school to think about marriage.

  • Denise Flinn

    Denise Flinn Office

    Denise and her husband Brent, originally from western Washington, moved to Ephrata in 2015. They have three children, Alexis, Tim and Kylie as well as four grandchildren. Denise enjoys camping and spending time with friends and family.

  • Pat O'Leary

    Pat O'Leary Care Counsellor

    Pat has spent his career helping and serving people as a pastor. He spent thirty years in Auburn Washington as a community builder in conjunction with the Mayor’s and the churches.

    Pat states that his love for people is the cornerstone of his work. Pat married his wife Bobbie in 1975 in Moses Lake and has four children and four grandchildren. Pat and Bobbie enjoy the small town, family, a garden and reading. Pat feels privileged to work at Kayser's Chapel of Memories, serving families in this vital role.