Our Staff

Whether you choose a simple service or custom ceremony to celebrate the life of your loved one, you can be sure Southern Nevada Mortuary will be there in a difficult time. The professional and caring staff at Southern Nevada Mortuary has been carrying out the personal wishes of families in our community for decades. We're proud of the quality service, experience and personal attention we devote to every family.

 
Jim Graff

Jim Graff

Funeral Director/Owner

Jim Graff was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah. He attended Cedar High, where he participated in football, tennis and wrestling. 

While bowling with friends, Jim met his wife Tiffani. Together they have three daughters and one son. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors and staying in their “second home” trailer in Arizona. 

Like his business partner, Todd, Jim was destined for the business as his father, Clark, was an original partner and owner of Southern Utah Mortuary. Even though his career often deals with sad and unfortunate situations, Jim enjoys the opportunity to meet and become acquainted with many great people here in the southern Utah and Nevada areas. While Jim often finds his work as a funeral director emotional, he relates that it is nonetheless rewarding and has opened many doors to newfound friends. 

In addition to enjoying golfing and working on the family cabin, Jim continues his quest to capture the largest pike fish ever at Lake Powell, Arizona. 

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: jim@sumortuary.com


Todd E. Boyer

Todd E. Boyer

Funeral Director/Owner

Todd E. Boyer was born in Carbondale, Illinois and raised in Cedar City, Utah. He graduated from Cedar High School where he participated in athletics and music. 

While attending Southern Utah University, Todd took part in a dance production and quickly fell in love with its choreographer, Jennifer Duncan. They married soon after and together they have four children; three boys and one daughter. As a family, they enjoy being active in such endeavors as sports, boating and family vacations. 

Todd was “born” for (and into) the funeral business. His father, Richard Boyer, was an original partner and owner in Southern Utah Mortuary and Jennifer relates the time that Todd had the opportunity to direct her grandmother’s funeral. She observed and was touched by the manner in which he served her own family and sees that same compassion and care with all families in the community. 

Todd volunteers with a number of charitable organizations in the community, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Rotary and the Cedar Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys his work with the Boy Scouts of America. His passion though is coaching kids in little league and softball, seeing them progress and develop. You can usually see him in the early morning running with his wife around Cedar City.

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: todd@sumortuary.com


Richard S. Boyer

Richard S. Boyer

Funeral Director

Richard S. Boyer was born in Murray, Utah and raised in Iowa. Richard graduated from Van Buren High School in Keosauqua, Iowa. 

It was during a visit to a friend's house that Richard met his future wife, Charlotte Cutler. They were from rival high schools but they still became high school sweethearts. One of Richard's fondest memories was the day he married Charlotte in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Richard and Charlotte are the parents of five daughters and one son, Todd, who now owns Southern Utah Mortuary with his business partner, Jim Graff. 

To Richard, being a funeral director is a humbling service he can give during the challenging time in a family's life. Preparing and meeting the needs of families, to him, can be such a blessing. By doing so for so many years, Richard has been able to make countless good and lasting friendships. 

Richard enjoys traveling, gardening, golf, fishing, hunting, being outdoors and riding horses. He also is heavily involved in scouting, where he serves on the Scouting Executive Board of the Utah National Parks Council and has also helped with new facilities for the further development of Camp Thunder Ridge in Iron County. 

In any spare time, Richard, loves to spend time with his twenty grandchildren. He continues to fight any attempt at "retiring" and when working, usually continues to be the first one in the office.

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: richard@sumortuary.com


Coby J. Zobell

Coby J. Zobell

Funeral Director

Coby Zobell was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, where he spent a lot of time with and had many fond memories of working on his grandparents farm there as well as his family’s farm near Cedar City, Utah. He attended Cedar High. 

Coby is married to Kaylene, whom he met when he was servicing her car. Together they have six children; three girls and three boys. The family loves to play at the park, be in the mountains, swimming and vacationing together. 

Before becoming a funeral director, Coby was introduced to the business by working at night answering calls for the mortuary. That opportunity quickly turned into a chance to go to school, where he graduated in mortuary science and began full-time work here at Southern Utah Mortuary. He feels fortunate that his career took the path it did, realizing that it was something he had desired to do all along and found it the “perfect” fit, because he loves serving people. 

In addition to being active in his LDS faith (having served a full-time mission in California), Coby enjoys spending time with his family, building and tinkering with anything mechanic, and continue to save random pennies for his dream car – a 1967 Shelby Cobra

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: coby@sumortuary.com


Bodie Topham

Bodie Topham

Funeral Director

Bodie Topham and his twin brother were born in Monticello, Utah. He is the oldest of 5 children. As a young child he and his family lived all over Southern Utah, Monticello, Escalante, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Fremont Indian State Park, and Monroe; his parents, Gordon and JoAnn, still reside in Monroe. Bodie graduated from South Sevier High School class of ’93 where he was active in a variety of sports & activities. Bodie served a mission for the LDS church in the Portugal Lisbon North Mission. 

After returning home from Portugal he attended Southern Utah University, where met, and later married, his wife Camille “Millie” Dangerfield Topham. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio so that Bodie could attend and graduate from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, earning a Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree. Bodie’s experience in Funeral Service started with an apprenticeship at Larkin Mortuary in Salt Lake City, prior to Mortuary School.  He then served the great people of Tooele County at Tate Mortuary for 15 years.  Bodie’s roots run deep in Iron County; he is a grandson of the late Waldo and Afton Topham of Cedar City. When he was invited to join the Southern Utah Mortuary team, in December of 2016, he was happy to accept the offer and get back to scenic Southern Utah. 

Bodie and Camille are proud parents of their daughter, McKenzie, and son, Bridger. Bodie is passionate about helping families, in their time of need, to find peace and comfort through the funeral process. Bodie feels blessed to serve the families of this area

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: bodie@sumortuary.com


Carl Hallows

Carl Hallows

Funeral Service Intern

Carl Hallows was born in Ogden, Utah and grew up in Evanston, Wyoming. As a child he learned to love hunting, snowboarding and wrestling. He graduated Evanston HS in 2009 after which he served an LDS service mission in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Carl attended college at Southern Utah University. While attending school, his sister set him up with his lovely wife, Taylor. They were married nine months later in the Las Vegas LDS temple in 2013. Carl graduated SUU with a bachelors in Biology, and is currently working as a funeral service intern at Southern Utah Mortuary. Recently him and his wife had a beautiful baby girl named Gracie. Carl enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, raising ornamental pheasants and continuing his passion for hunting. He loves working at Southern Utah Mortuary because it gives him the opportunity to serve others while helping them get through a very difficult time.

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: carl@sumortuary.com


Pam Murdock

Pam Murdock

Office Manager

Pam Murdock was born and raised in Monroe, Utah. She is a graduate of South Sevier High School, where she was a member of the drill team and student council. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Music, Psychology and Social Studies from Utah State University. 

Pam is married to Ross Murdock, together they have two wonderful kids, and are the proud grandparents of four. While raising their children, Pam and Ross loved to go camping, take road trips, look at the stars and had fun playing together, especially in the snow. 

Pam is a dedicated member of her Church, where she has held various positions, including her most recent and favorite calling of playing the piano in Primary. 

Pam appreciates the atmosphere of integrity and caring she feels working with her Southern Nevada Mortuary "family." She relates it is a wonderful setting and presents the opportunity to work with good people.

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: pam@sumortuary.com


Sheena Hurt

Sheena Hurt

Office Staff

If you are talking to someone at Southern Nevada Mortuary with an English accent, then you are talking to this lady. Sheena Hurt was born and raised in southern England, although she was living “up North” in Leeds, Yorkshire before she transplanted to Cedar City in 2007. Married to Patrick, and mother to four boys, she claims to be very boring, and in true British fashion very reticent about her accomplishments! She will go as far as to say that she loves working here at Southern Nevada Mortuary, and feels very blessed to be part of families lives in the work she does.

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: sheena@sumortuary.com


Brice Paul

Brice Paul

Memorial Counselor

Brice L. Paul was born in Blackfoot, Idaho. He moved to Utah in 1973. He is married to the "sweetest woman in the world," Linda. He has five beautiful children and 12 grandchildren. Growing up, he spent many days in the mountains camping, fishing, waterskiing and snow skiing. He enjoyed it so much and the opportunity to be involved in the Boy Scouts of American programs for many, many years. 

He started helping families plan ahead for their final needs in 1985. He has had the privelege of helping many families in Iron County and throughout Southern Utah and Southern Nevada since 1988 for Southern Utah Mortuary and Southern Nevada Mortuary. 

Brice has held various callings in his local Church, and cherishes the callings that he has had to work with the youth. He stays young by spending time with his grandchildren and walking his Labrador dog everyday.

Telephone: 1-775-726-3779

Email: brice@sumortuary.com


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