H.W. Beyer Funeral Home, Inc. was founded by Harry W. and Marilyn J. Beyer in 1971, renting the front half of an old hardware store. After Mr. Beyer died in 1984, Marilyn raised their kids and kept the business running, for over 40 years. William (Bill) Langstaff, worked as a funeral director with the funeral home for the past 15 years, until his retirement in June of 2010.
There have been a lot of changes to our island chain over the years, it has gone from being a lovely sleepy little fishing village to a vacation resort area. The funeral home changed as well, with new ownership in October of 2010 by Anthony (Tony) and Jacqueline (Jacqui) Allen, to carry on the husband and wife/family owned tradition both as funeral directors with years of funeral service experience. Updating the name of the funeral home to now Allen-Beyer Funeral Home. Marilyn will continue to be apart of the funeral home with her consultation, and continuing community relations and projects. Together we remain consistent in our approach to dedicate our service to the local community and the families we serve from the beginning.
We are all very involved in the community outside of the funeral business, being members of the Key Largo and Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, The Upper Keys Sons and Daughters of Italy, Orchid, Fern and Bromeliad Society, as well as supporting the Upper Keys Athletic Association, Upper Keys Humane Society, Children's Memorial Tree Gardens, and many many other community activities.