our legacy

Family owned & operated since 1963

Golden Memorial was founded in 1963 by Ray Barragan Sr. and MaryAnn Barragan and continues to be family owned and operated agency to this day — as their children continue to carry the legacy of unwavering commitment to their customers, agents & community.

Our Founders

Meet Ray Barragan Sr, and MaryAnn Barragan, both leaders in the burial insurance industry

Honoring and continuing the work of our late Founder, Ray Barragan Sr.

Ray Barragan Sr. came home from working a garlic plant in Gilroy Foods and told his wife MaryAnn that he was “tired of smelling like a hamburger.” Exhausted by the job of grinding garlic powder all day, Barragan turned to insurance sales. The company he co-founded, Golden Memorial Insurance, now covers 16 states and employs his three children, Ann Marie, Ray Jr., and Andrew...

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MaryAnn Barragan, our CFO, impacting communities

On Jan. 7, San Benito High School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to name the Science and Robotics Building at Hollister High School after MaryAnn Barragan for her contributions to the district. The high school district board attended the event along with Barragan’s family and friends...

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OUr roots

Committed to community enrichment

Golden Memorial Insurance, born in Hollister, California, maintains close ties with the community it calls home. The Barragan family has actively contributed to the town's well-being.

Notable efforts include the establishment of the Barragan Family Diabetes Center and generous donations exceeding $1.2 million for local education projects, such as the Hollister High School's Science and Robotics Building. Their enduring connection to Hollister exemplifies their commitment to both insurance excellence and community enrichment.

The next generation

Continuing the legacy

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