The History of Lake Ridge Chapel

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About the Founder of LakeRidge

Born in Lamesa, Texas, Santos Moreno has spent his entire career in the funeral industry and devoted his life to ensuring that families have a positive and uplifting experience as they say goodbye to loved ones. While working in the industry, Santos started to visualize innovative ways to create a more meaningful experience for individuals seeking funeral services in Lubbock. Years of thought and planning went into the creation of Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. From the unique design of the facility to the organization of the entire company, Santos worked to ensure that when the doors opened to the public, every client would experience a new level of service and the highest standard of excellence.

Santos Moreno


In the beginning, Santos and his colleague LeeAnn Malone provided all of the services themselves and worked countless hours to build the company the right way.

Over ten years later, Lake Ridge Chapel now has a large staff of dedicated employees and has served over 2,500 families.

In addition, Santos founded Lake Ridge Ladies for widows and offers numerous grief groups and educational opportunities. One reason for the growth of Lake Ridge Chapel in recent years is the addition of Santos’ wife Valerie Moreno who joined the Lake Ridge team after a successful corporate career working in Lubbock as well as other locations throughout the country.

As they look to the future, Santos and Valerie would like to thank the entire Lubbock community for allowing Lake Ridge Chapel to serve so many wonderful families. The Morenos and the entire staff are committed to giving back to the community as much as possible and will always stay true to the mission of celebrating lives well lived.