Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses has been part of the community since 1901. The original name was Roseburg Funeral Home. The name was changed when L.L. and Marietta Powers purchased the funeral home and changed the name to Chapel of the Roses. The funeral home was located on the corners of Oak and Lane Streets. The funeral home was purchased by Meredith and Mildred Wilson. A new funeral home was constructed at the current locate on Harvard Avenue and renamed Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses. The funeral home had an open house and dedication on June 30, 1962.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Wilson's Chapel of the Roses was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Dale "Rusty" Miller
Funeral Director & Embalmer
A longtime Roseburg resident, Rusty is a graduate of Douglas High School and Mount Hood Community College. As a funeral director, Rusty has served families at Wilson's since 1990, and at Sutherlin since 1999.
His funeral service career began with an apprenticeship in 1985. He worked for a funeral home in Greshem while attending college, but returned to Roseburg in 1988 after earning his associate's degree in mortuary science.
He and his wife, Sue, have a daughter named Ashley. He enjoys camping and traveling.
Apprentice Funeral Director
Madison has been a Funeral Technician since 2020. I am looking forward to my years as an Apprentice Funeral Director. I have high hopes for myself and helping families in my community. I plan on graduating from College in three years, and becoming a fully licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.