History & Staff

Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.

A History of Caring

Ever since we served our first family in 1922, relationships have been at the heart of everything we do. We are a privately-owned, family-focused funeral home dedicated to making a difference for those we serve. Our growing community deserves a responsive funeral care provider to deliver exceptional service at an affordable price. 

At Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services, we never pressure you. Instead, we give you all the information you need about our products and services so that you may make an informed decision. From helping families after losing a loved one to guiding individuals interested in preplanning, you can count on our Longmont funeral home to be there when you need us most.

Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care

A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.

Sarah Raile
Funeral Director/General Manager

Sarah is a Colorado native. Sarah obtained her Mortuary Science degree from Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon after her Medical Assistant career took her to Seattle, Washington. Sarah has called Loveland home for the last eight years and has been serving Northern Colorado families for the last eleven years. She lives in Loveland with her husband, Aaron, mother Sue, two children, Kouper and Maya and three dogs, Dig, Otis and JJ. In her free time she enjoys yard work, spending time with her family, crocheting and the great outdoors.

Heath Carroll
Funeral Director/Director of Operations

Heath is a native of Colorado. He was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. He began Funeral Service in 1994 at the age of 16 at Stoddard Funeral Home in Greeley. Heath graduated from Greeley Central High School and then attended college in Dallas, Texas where he graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1998. Heath then returned to Greeley to become the manager of Stoddard Funeral Home specializing in making each funeral service a unique and memorable experience. He is a certified funeral director and embalmer, with a special talent in Reconstruction and Restorative Art.

In 2007 Heath purchased Lewellen Longmont Memorial Chapel. Between 2007 to 2022 Heath purchased Three more funeral homes in Northern Colorado.

Heath has three children and one Grand Daughter. In his spare time, Heath enjoys spending time with his family and vacations to Mexico or other Caribbean Countries.

Heath is a certified firearms instructor and volunteers his time teaching church security and training security officers to ensure they are held to the highest level of standards. Heath is very involved in Youth Group security and has led many youth mission trips to Mexico City.

Heath was involved in many other organizations. He has worked with Drive Smart Weld County, 19th Judicial Victims Compensation and Law Enforcement Board, Tailgate the Safety Way, National Crime Prevention Council 2007 Presenter, Suicide Education/Support Services and he was a board member for El Comite de Longmont.  He is also the Past President of the Colorado Association of Cemeteries.

Melvin Paxton
Funeral Director

Melvin Paxton is a native of Longmont.  He was a veteran of the US Navy, having served four years.  He was a letter carrier with the Postal Service for thirty years.  He became involved in the funeral business in 1998.  Mel says, “I feel honored and privileged to help families dealing with the loss of a loved one.”  Mel joined the Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services family in November of 2017. 

Robert Sweeney, Jr.
Advance Planning Director

Bob lives in Longmont with his wife Lacy; they have been married 33 years. They have four children Ben, Rafferty, Clara and Grace. He has an AAS Degree in Business Management; he also has various awards for Business, Insurance and customer service. He is a Certified Senior Adviser Course graduate. He also has his licenses in Colorado to sell Life and Health Insurance. He had 20+ years as a Dairy Farmer; and has experience with John Deere, Equitable Life, US Healthcare Group and The Hartford. He has helped establish two new retail outlets for different companies. He has also been involved in the Coffee Business, in the service and repairs department, for 10 years. He really enjoys serving families and helping them with their long term funeral needs. He enjoys spending time on his small farm raising Nubian goats for which he uses their milk to make homemade cheese and yogurt. He has a large garden and loves the county living. He also enjoys his 25 acres that he has a grass hay farm on.

Doug Reedy
Assistant Funeral Director

Douglas P. Reedy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1946. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1968. He worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 30 years as a Director of Field Operations for the Office of the Inspector General. He then retired and moved to Longmont in 2004. He started working part time as a Directors Assistant at Carroll-Lewellen in 2009. Doug has been married to Katherine for 46 years and has one daughter, Elizabeth Reedy Dunn who is married to Scott Dunn. Doug has three grandchildren: Rebecca, Grace and Christopher. The whole family lives in Longmont.

Kathy Reedy
Reception Director

Kathy was born in Philadelphia. She moved to Longmont in 2004 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. Kathy has years of experience in customer service starting with 15 years working for Bell of Pennsylvania and AT&T. Before joining Carroll-Lewellen she was the assistant manager for Overlook apartments and a leasing agent for Clover Basin Village Apartments in Longmont. Kathy loves assisting families with receptions and celebration of life services. She has a huge heart which allows her to assist families and leave a good lasting memory of their loved ones. Kathy has been married to Doug for 46 years and has one daughter, Elizabeth Reedy Dunn who is married to Scott Dunn. Kathy has three grandchildren: Rebecca, Grace and Christopher. 

Beverly Boyer
RMT, Medical Donation Coordinator