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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Brian & Donna Norris

Brian & Donna Norris

Managing Partners

Brian is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Oregon and Washington, a certified cremationist as well as a certified celebrant. He has worked in every area of the funeral industry and is now the managing partner of Bateman Newport LLC which owns Bateman Funeral home, Affordable Burial & Cremation as well as Pacific View Memorial Chapel and Cemetery.

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and an associate’s degree from Mt. Hood Community College where he earned his Funeral Service Degree. Prior to entering the funeral service industry Brian took early retirement from United Parcel Service, he served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the Oregon Army National Guard from 1985 to 1997 and was the Northwest Area Vice President of a large temporary staffing agency.

Brian is involved in a variety of community activities including: serving on the board of directors for the Oregon Funeral Directors Association from 2014 to present, President of the Yaquina Toastmasters club from 2016 to present, appointed in 2017 as a member of the City of Newport Parks & Recreation Committee, a member of the Newport Chamber of Commerce and a member of the American Legion.

Brian and his wife Donna are both native Oregonians and moved to Newport Oregon to be close to Brian’s parents who reside in Newport. They have been married for 34 years, have raised four beautiful daughters and are proud grandparents to five wonderful grandchildren. Donna is a talented teacher for Newport High School who is devoted to her special education and medically fragile students.


Josh Roberts

Josh Roberts

Support Staff

Born and raised an Oregonian Josh has spent a vast majority of his life right here in Lincoln City. Josh started at Pacific View Memorial in August of 2016 transferring the deceased and is now a lead team member. He also works at Chinook Winds Casino as a security supervisor and is a recent graduate of North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Team serving as a volunteer firefighter. He enjoys spending time at home with his family when he's not working or volunteering. His hobbies include the sport of car audio and tattoos.


Jacqueline Fisher

Jacqueline Fisher

Support Staff

Originally from Eastern Washington, Jacqueline and her Daughter Aurora moved to the Oregon coast in 2014. She works for the county in Health and Human Services and is passionate about helping the community. Jacqueline started at Pacific View Memorial in August of 2016 with transferring the deceased and is now a lead for the Pacific View Memorial Team. She also works at Chinook Winds Casino as a bartender/ waitress part time. In her spare time, she enjoys working on crafts and spending time with her family.


Guinevere Tolbert

Guinevere Tolbert

Location Manager & Licensed Mortician

Graduating from Mortuary College in 2006, Guinevere obtained her Mortuary Science Degree while raising her young son, Cody Jones whom is now an adult living in New Zealand working at a city owned crematorium & cemetery with plans to continue his education as a forensic pathologist. After graduation, Guinevere’s career was based in the Portland Metro Area and moved to Lincoln City in the fall of 2015. She also is trained as crisis counselor through the National Suicide Hotline. Her passion is serving her community to honor her best friend Debbie who died at the age of 20 from juvenile diabetes in 1998 and her brother Jamie who died tragically in 2000 by suicide. She loves volunteering, photography, traveling, the outdoors, kayaking, reading, documentaries and spending time with her husband Casey, family and friends.


Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas

Support Staff

Anne was born in CA and moved to Oregon in 2005. She drove a school bus for 35 years.

Anne began her interest into the funeral industry after her father passed away in 2019. She loved the people who cared for her family and wanted to apart of the team. It is Important to Anne to like the people she works with as it makes the job a better place to be. She is married with adult children and likes to kayak and hang out with her grandchildren.


Victoria Baker

Victoria Baker

Support Staff

Moved to Lincoln County in 1996 from San Gabriel, Ca. She works for Chinook Winds Casino Resort since 1997 as a Supervisor. Victoria started working for Pacific View Memorial in March of 2019 after meeting some of the other team members. She knew she wanted to join such a dedicated team. She felt the funeral industry would be a good fit as she is calm, caring and always willing to help others. Victoria is married with 2 daughters and enjoys spending time with family and friends


Marc McPherson

Marc McPherson

Support Staff

Moved to Oregon in 2006 and purchased 5 acres on the Salmon River. His intentions were to retire and fish his life away in leisure. He got bored quickly and realized the need for Firefighters and Medics in the Otis area. Marc has been with the fire department for 11 years now and loves every minute. He loves Christmas, really, really loves Christmas but realized that Lincoln City did not have an official Santa that kids could come and see. Most parents had to drive into the valley and spend a ridiculous amount of money for pictures. He paired up with The Christmas Light Guy on Holmes Rd. and his Santa persona was born. He has been making a winter wonderland on Holmes Rd ever since.

Hobbies would include gardening and making Halloween and Christmas props. Working for Pacific View Memorial is just another way of helping his community. Marc has found the staff at Pacific View Memorial to be warm, caring and devoted to their profession.


Beverly Bailey

Beverly Bailey

Support Staff

Beverly was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. She moved to Oregon in 1992 and raised her 3 children. She made her dream come true in 2013 when she moved to Lincoln City with her husband, Clyde whom has sense passed away on May 10, 2018. She has worked for Chinook Winds Casino for five years and enjoys her job as a buffet runner. She has always had an interest in funeral services and started working with Pacific View Memorial in 2019. She helps with transfers of the deceased, grounds keeping and janitorial services.


Steve Allen

Steve Allen

Support Staff

Steve owns a local security company, is a Master-at-arms for the Oregon Coast Veterans Association, caretaker for the Taft Pioneer Cemetery and is an EMR & photographer with NLFR and loves to help people. He tries to treat people how he would want to be treated. Steve’s desire to help others lead him to seek work in the funeral industry transporting the deceased and comforting families. Steve as a home with his wife on a tree farm in the forest next to the Siletz River.


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