"The following letters, cards, and notes are from some of our families that we have served recently. We have posted
some of them to show those of you who are looking at possible thoughts of using our services in any of our locations... this may relieve your curiosity, worries etc. Plus, we are proud of our staff when they do receive such an honor from families that we know our staff has helped ease a small bit of pain, during their loss. We "Thank You" for taking the time to read these, and for coming to our website."
Caring Funeral staff and employees
"Jenny, We wanted to THANK YOU for your kindness and all your help. We were so lucky to have you. We should never be too busy, or miss the chance to say ~ we really thank you from our hearts on this and every day. Much gratitude —"
- The Espinoza Family
"Dearest Emily, Thank you for all your help with my mother's funeral. Everyone was so impressed by the service and the surroundings. Everything was beautifully done. Your sensitivity and caring will not be forgotten. With much gratitude and appreciation."
- The Macario & Roberts Family
Thank you for your time and I appreciate all you have done. This is a hard time for my family and it was chaotic getting everything together so quickly. Please let your staff know how much I appreciate them going above and beyond their duties. Especially, with the photos, I know it was last minute and we were running behind. There really aren't enough words to express my gratitude for what you have done and how well you handled the last minute arrangements."
- G. Esquivel
"Jenny... I did not have a chance to thank you for everything after my
dad's funeral. Everything was lovely. My mom and I were worried and
emotional, and we were so pleased with how smoothly it all went and
what a great job you did. Thank you so much."
- Sandy Nelson
"To Emily and the staff at Reardon,
We want to thank everyone at Reardon for the kindness and support as we were planning mom's services. Everything turned out lovely and we know it would have pleased mom. It takes special people to help families during difficult times, and we certainly saw that with the staff at Reardon. Thank you."
- The children of M. Richards
On behalf of our entire family, I want to thank you for managing our
mother's funeral arrangements. Your professionalism and knowledge,
perfectly balanced by your sensitivity and caring attention to every
detail made the experience easier and this final tribute to her a
special memory. We felt especially comfortable working with you again.
From the moment we entrusted our mother to Emmerson's, we knew she was
in a caring place that would ensure her dignity and respect."
- G. Kramer
"Jenny made things effortless for me. Everyone (the staff) was very
caring and helpful. I am grateful to them all."
- K. Dixon
"I am very impressed and grateful. Their patience with me was very
comforting. I was completely satisfied with services. Personnel was
very professional and comfortable."
- W. Martin
"Our family has know about the Redlands location since I grew up in
Redlands (1960's) and wouldnt go anywhere else!! I never felt like a
lesser person for not spending $20,000.00 on services. We love Jenny.
She went out of her way in every detail. [From dealing with the] hospital to death certificates
signed. She held our hands through everything. Love you Jenny!"
- S. Marjorvas
"Jenny was compassionate with us. We felt so comfortable with her.
Thank you Jenny!"
- T. Resendez
"We were very impressed with the services we received from Jenny and
Christian. Our family greatly appreciated everything you did!"
- C. Bauza
Thank You again for the excellent work you did for my husband and family and I throughout the viewing and service last November 2011. I was very touched when I received a letter regarding your request to have a tree seedling planted in honor of the memory of my husband through their Living Memorial Program. My deepest thanks for your thoughtfulness!"
- Sincerely, Mrs. W. Connair
"Dear Kim & Staff at A.M. Gamby,
I want to thank you for your personal loving touch and attention to detail in the mortuary services for my mother. Kim, I'm so sorry about your arm. I know it couldn't have been easy working with an injury, Everything was perfect."
- The family of V. Riedl
"To Shane & staff at Reardon,
Thank you so much for making such an unpleasant experience as planning a memorial / cremation into such and easy experience. You all were so wonderful, caring, sweet & professional & personable! We really appreciated it!"
- Love, B., J., & C. Bergesson
Thank you so much for all you did for my Dadís service. You did a wonderful job.
It was very nice meeting you. You are a very kind and caring person. Have a wonderful 2012."
- S. Campanella
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Tony and the rest of the wonderful staff at Emmerson-Bartlett, Redlands. You went above and beyond to make my whole family feel welcome and at ease. And a special thank you for helping with the music at the last minute. My grandmother would have been very proud of the wonderful memorial service in her honor."
- Debra Allen, Granddaughter of (Ruth) Evelyn Tabor
"Reardon Funeral Home,
I want to thank you all for your great service in making all the arrangements for my mom's funeral. Thanks for the person that did her make-up. She looked beautiful! For the compassionate care and respect you showed to all of us.
To Shane and Anthony for answering all our questions.
I'm sure the same questions were asked many times. May God bless you all for such special calling."
- M. Griffith
"Shane and Claire,
I want to thank you for all you did for my son and family. We are finally having the burial Saturday. I just hope the weather is sunny and warm. Thank you."
- P. M. Smith
"We appreciate everything you did to honor Officer N. Anderson.
Shane, thank you very much for your contributions and coordination efforts towards the memorial service. It was a beautiful service."
- B. & B. Berryman
"To Anthony, Shane & Brian,
Thank you Anthony for helping me with my questions on flowers and assistance for the service of my sister-in-law B. Gutzman held on January 16th. Thank Shane and Brian who were so accommodating with all our requests and assisted in every last minute detail. It was so relieving to have them both just take care of everything and with a smile and kindness. It helped make our sad day so much easier to get through."
- G. Faragher
Wow! How amazing you were for our families. We are all so grateful for you. You helped us to travel smoothly through a very rough and confusing time, no small achievement mind you. I can't imagine what we would have done without you. God definitely has you in the right ministry. Never forget what you do is unto the Lord. What a blessing you were to us all. Much appreciation."
- C. & L. Hall, K. & T. Persson, and C. & Z. Romano.
"Shane & Claire,
My sincere appreciation and thanks for the compassionate regard you have shown to our family at this difficult time. Everything was done just as discussed and my wishes were entirely met.
May God bless you that you have the strength to continue this work which is needed but surely very difficult."
- H. Nighswander
I want to thank you for the kindness you've shown me and my family. You went way beyond what I expected after what I experienced when my husband died.
As you can see I have used all of the acknowledgments you gave me. I'm glad I've completed that task.
Please thank Claire for being so nice. I'll make sure people know how pleased I am with your mortuary's service."
- J. Wiltz
"Shane & Claire,
I want to thank both of you for being so wonderful and so helpful. You made things so much easier to deal with during the loss of my brother J. Delgado. Things haven't been easy and I'm still trying to cope with the fact that he's gone after taking care of him for 6 years. But thanks to both of you for being there — it was very much appreciated."
- M. Sierra
"Claire, Shane & Anthony,
We can't thank you enough for the wonderful service we received through our very sad time as we laid our beloved "Tom" to rest. You gave us the comfort and support we very much required at one of the saddest times of our lives. With much appreciation."
- B. Jacoby and Children
"The entire team was amazing and very helpful and supportive. Shane and the office ladies were awesome!"
- M. LeCavalier
"Your staff did an excellent job at my son's viewing. Everyone was so loving and helpful. Shane is an outstanding representative of Reardon Funeral Home. Thank you to all of you. Our loss was lessened by the love and understanding bestowed on us. God Bless."
- R. Mills
"Dear Jenny and staff,
On behalf of my mother, Lenora and her family, I want to thank you for your patience with all of us and especially with me during our time of sorrow and grief. Jenny, you're really good at reading people and bringing suggestions for us when we were all dumb-founded like little lost puppies. Losing a loved one is hard enough and having to make decision how ever minnute, can be so stressful. My head spins and I can't remember a thing sometimes. I do have the assurance my mother is at peace with the Lord. She is not suffering anymore.
Thank you from all of us."
- K. Herrera and Family
We wanted to Thank you for helping us get through a very difficult time. We've heard from other people about all the things that can go wrong, and we really appreciate the attention you and your staff gave to our whole family and friends. It shows that you truly care about what you do and it put us at ease."
- M. & K. Zagorianos
Thank you for all your kindness and understanding. You made this hard time much easier for us."
- A. Holt, G. & D. Holt & M. Bauer
Looking back at the past few weeks, your kindness and consideration helped us to get through the loss of our Dad, Samuel Kenneth Greenberg. This is a difficult time for all of us he left behind. We want to send our sincere thanks and appreciation for your caring and professional ways during his final arrangements. Your kindness was a comfort to myself and my sisters. Thank you -"
- E. Moller, F. Greenberg and H. Whelton
"Service at AM Gamby could not have been better - excellent from beginning to end. Special Thanks to Gino. He could not have been more compassionate during one of the most difficult times in our life. His staff and facility are all first rate. We are so grateful."
- L. Ferguson
I thought that I would send a quick note about my experience. My father passed away several months ago. My main contact with Gamby was Mark La Cour. Through the entire process Mark was caring and professional. As I'm sure you understand it was a very stressful time for me and my family and to be honest Mark really helped me get through the ordeal. I really can't say enough about his help. I hope that you show this email to Mark so that he understands that I appreciate his kindness."
- Jim Cram
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the extra attention and
care given to handling the services and financial matters regarding the passing of my
father Karl Kottke. One of Gamby s employees in particular did a wonderful job by
going above and beyond what I would have expected in order to help the family during
this difficult time. I would like to recognize Kim O'Hara for her professionalism and
patience with the family. She made this whole process a whole lot easier and she has my
sincere thanks for what she has done for all of us.
I understand that she is new to working at Gamby's and I would like this letter to be
added to her personnel file as a testimony to what an outstanding employee she is. Again,
thank you for your services. I would not hesitate to recommend Gamby's in the future."
- Karl H. Kottke, Jr.
"Dear Anthony, Shane & Brian,
Thank you Anthony for helping me with my questions on flowers and assistance for the service of my sister-in-law B. Gutzman held on January 16th. I would also like to thank Shane and Brian who were so accommodating with all our requests and assisted in every last minute detail. It was so relieving to have them both just take care of everything and with a smile and kindness. It helped make our sad day so much easier to get through."
- B. Thompson
"Dear Claire, Shane, Bill and Anthony,
We want to thank you all for your compassion and kindness shown to our family. You all are very special and I pray that all who need your services realize that my Mom would have loved each and everyone of you."
- M. Knight
"Thank you Anthony and Leah.
We would like to thank you guys for the dedication and concern during our family loss. You exceeded all expectations and are truly appreciated. Thank you so much and God Bless."
- A. Saavedra
I appreciate all you've done for me. Your support and helpfulness will never be forgotten. May you be blessed for all the kindness you've shown me. All the best and take care."
- D. Jackson
Thank you for making this as nice as it was for all your help. You guys are great at what you do. I just want to let you know that."
- J. Fessia
Thank you for all of your assistance in arranging the funeral for my husband. The arrangements went smoothly and the casket and flowers were beautiful."
- M. Tilhof
"To the staff at Reardons,
It has been a pleasure meeting Anthony and of course Claire. Thank you for taking care of our beloved Mom in such a personal way. Our family thanks you."
- M. Knight Family
"Anthony - Thank you for your quick response. Your compassion and interest in the care of my family really shows. I don't quite know how to express the happiness it brings me (and will bring to my family) to hear of your personal recollection of my father. These are unfamiliar waters, so it's nice to know my father is in the hands of someone he trusts, and someone we know cares."
"Caring Funeral Home should be renamed Extremely Caring Funeral Home and I would like to join the many other accolades that have so graciously been noted about the experiences with you and your staff. We sought your assistance while still in Georgia and without knowing us or our ultimate intentions, you provided my wife and I such caring and comforting support. The professional services rendered to the Juaragui family and us during this very rough period were absolutely impeccable and I don't think any of us could ever forget this. Thank you so much for everything - - - I only wish you were here in our area when the need arises. Again, many thanks!!!"
- Hersel Gunn (Uncle-Father) for Sarah Juaragui
"On behalf of my mother Thelma Adams and our family, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for the warm and caring manner you displayed to me and my family. Thank you for your patience, kindness, and love during our time of bereavement over Rosella Speier Barnes our beloved one.
With sincere appreciation - God bless you."
- Stella Davis and family
"Thank you so much for all of your help and support during this difficult time. You truly made this difficult time easier to bear. Also, thank you for allowing us to dress the babies and also to have so many people come and see them. Thanks again."
- Matt and Lindsay Hersam
(Chase & Libby's parents)
"At last a moment to pause and reflect on your professional knowledge and sensitive manner that nurtured us every step of this very difficult time for our family. Your professional manner was impeccable.
Thank you again."
- The Torres Family
- The Burhans Family
- The Hernandez Family
"Thank you for your kindness and compassion towards our family at such a difficult time. The service was beautiful and your unlimited assistance to us was greatly appreciated.
Thank you for all of your help and support."
- Janice Rallo and the Hague family
- Norma Mooney, daughter of Lilian Molina
- Shirley Denny, daughter of Lilian Molina
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of my sister during this excruciatingly painful time.
Wes' death was so sudden and unexpected and devastating - none of us knew what to do and even though you were not the
funeral home in charge of my brother-in-law's remains, you took the time to answer our questions, help fill out the
necessary paperwork, and ease our fears and anxieties. I can't begin to tell you how much this has meant to us. Thank
you so, so much. It warms my heart that you would take the time to care for me and my family with no expectations at
all. You went beyond what any other funeral home would have done and you are truly a blessing for all those going
through such a difficult time. Bless you all."
- Laura Greene
"We couldn't have imagined handling Reno's services without the help of your
efficient staff. Every last detail was handled for us and it really helped us."
- The Lorenzini Family
"Thank you very much for your kind and gracious assistance in making Ken Frusin's funeral possible.
Without your benevolence, we would have been unable to arrange for this dignified burial, and we so
appreciate your help.
Your services were exceptional, and the thoughtfulness and speed with which you handled all of
the details were remarkable. Thank you, also, for the beautiful flower arrangement and the offer of a vocalist.
I know Ken would have been honored by your deeds."
- The Frusin Family
"Our family would like to thank each and every one of you that helped with all of the arrangements for
our beloved mother and grandmother. Your staff was very helpful, supportive, and thoughtful."
- Ken and Shirley Gregg & family
- Bernie and Susan Carlisle & family
- Don and Judy Carlisle
"I was very pleased with the service that Christian Quintana provided our family. Christian was very
professional and supportive during the process of making the funeral arrangements for my grandma
Roque's funeral. As this was a very painful and confusing experience for me and my family, it was
very refreshing to have someone that was able to answer our questions quickly and professionally."
- Arlene Peralta
"Yolanda Ara was so helpful to me, and my family during the memorial and funeral for Violet Flores. She was everywhere
and always showed compassion and understanding no matter the problem. My son and granddaughters could not have been
treated any better, as were all who were in attendance."
- Edward A. Flores
"Your gentle thoughtfulness and caring words were so comforting to us. We could never thank you enough for
making it just a little easier to give Daddy to God."
- Steve, Dorothy, and Ryan Handy
"We received a letter from the Batesville Casket company stating that a tree would be planted in a
National Forest as a living memorial to my husband, at your chapel's request. On behalf of my family,
I thank you for this remembrance."
- The Jack Bikich Jr. Family
Dorothy, Jack III, Mary, and Michael
"Thank you for the warm, compassionate way you helped us make all the arrangements for our Dad's services last week,
especially for taking care of all the little details. Your helpfulness was truly appreciated."
- Karen Beitzel for Tom and Bruce
"My husband and I were very impressed with your service. Your staff had such a helpful calming presence.
They were very compassionate and professional. The service for our son was beautiful. Thanks to you all and
- The Haselwood's
(Janda's Mom & Dad)
"We would like to thank you for all the kindness you extended towards us in the recent death of our Bob.
Your helpfulness and direction helped us to plan and execute the kind of service that gave us all peace of
mind. It was a most beautiful day."
- Ruth, Pam, Jeannie and Bill Coure
"I want to express my deep gratitude for the way you helped us — your attention to small details and
anticipating our needs. You made everything much easier."
- Bavy L. Hood
"We all just wanted to say "Thank You" for everything you have done for our families. You made us feel so
much better by doing business with you. Your staff was comforting, reasonable in every way."
- Doreen Cooper (Darlene's sister)
"I want to express my sincere thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful service you provided for
my husband, Edward Bellitere. Also, your very kind and generous help with the paperwork involved really helped
me. Everyone who attended the service told me how nice it was. Thank you again for everything."
- Lorene Bellitere
"Words alone can not tell you or any others who have lost a loved one just how much love and understanding you
gave us at the passing of my Father Julio P. Hernandez.
You made our family feel so at home the day my cousins Libby, Lydia, Lulu, and Valerie sat down and discussed our
plans for my Father. We all felt we could of stayed there and talked to you for hours and hours, I want to let you
know that this is very comforting to anyone in our position. If I could give you and the staff there at the
Chapel of Remembrance the world, I WOULD! Thank you to the whole staff May God Bless all of you."
- Jerry Hernandez
"Your staff in Redlands, California handled everything perfectly, if I may say.
That was, to say the least, a very trying time, for me and my family.
You helped handle my dad's VA Benefit Agreement on a cemetery, 9-gun salute, taps, and full service at the National
Cemetery in Riverside. That made the day. My dad, a decorated vet for WW2, would have been proud.
At the actual service at your chapel, you made sure that Frank Sinatra was playing, and coffee was out for the
attendees. Another great job. Your staff helped look things up over the phone when I was in dire need, and helped
with faxing things to me as well. Everyone always was there when you needed them. We appreciate that.
We Thank All of You! You all make up what Emmerson-Bartlett really is!
And that's all what really counts!
Again, My family and I commend you on a job 'well done'."
- Larry Marino and the Marino family
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