Dennis Persons. Owner of Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, is a graduate of Cypress Community College, Mortuary Science Program. He has over 42 years experience in the funeral industry as a Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, Crematory Manager and Pre-Arrangement Insurance Agent. Mr. Persons is a Veteran of the United States Army. He has served as President of the Los Angeles County Funeral Directors Association, Director of the California Funeral Directors Association, and Member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Local community involvement includes Palmdale Chamber of Commerce, Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President and current Trustee of the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, Palmdale Sheriff’s Boosters, and a member of the Palmdale High School Hall of Fame. Chapel of the Valley Mortuary participates in the “Every 15 Minutes Program” for many of the area high schools, warning students of the dangers of drinking and/or texting while driving, as well as many other community activities.