From Webster, Phyllis and Frank Herring purchased the business and building. They operated it every day for over 35 years. In 2005, Phyllis and Frank finally decided to retire. Because of their hard work and dedication to their community, they would not sell their interest in the business to just anyone. When approached by Andrea Rodgers and Jim Smith of Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory in Petaluma and Sebastopol, Phyllis and Frank finally felt comfortable with the prospective buyers. In December 2005, the Parent-Sorensen and Lafferty and Smith families merged. Through this purchase, Rodgers and Smith were able to provide the same professional and caring service to even more families in Sonoma County. From its early beginnings in the late nineteenth century, Lafferty & Smith Colonial Chapel still continues to serve the Sonoma County Community. In its more than 125-year history, it has been privileged to serve numerous generations thoughtfully and efficiently. We pride ourselves on our service to the community and look forward to the future as we celebrate the past.