The comments below are testimonials to our service to our friends and families. They are a sampling taken from among several hundred such letters and surveys over the last decade.  All those responding would recommend Gorton-Menard Funeral Home, Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home, and the Serenity Cremation Center. They felt that they received an exceptional value. The following quotes illustrate characteristic comments regarding service, compassion and professionalism.

I wanted to thank you for everything that you have done for my family....you are wonderful and caring and patient and I will refer you to everyone I know who is in need. In a Very Special Way My Life Has Been Blessed Because of You. Keep up the good work. Thank you again.

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Thank you so much for your kindness during the planning of the funeral for my sister. We were all able to relax and grieve in peace because you took charge of every little detail.

Please know that your thoughtfulness and consideration was deeply appreciated and you will be remembered in my prayers.

God Bless You.

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Thank you again not just for your exceptional services but also for the kindness and compassion you showed us throughout the funeral. Thank you again for everything.

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With heartfelt appreciation for the high quality and professionalism of your services given to our family in the planning and execution of my brother’s funeral. You and your staff were a comforting and supportive presence throughout this melancholic event in our lives.

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Thank you so very much for the professional and heartfelt treatment you extended to our family during our recent bereavement. Your kindness and superb work was appreciated.Our mom looked absolutely beautiful, not an easy thing in death….You went above and beyond to have mom look as she did when she was dressed and ready to go out. My heart was happier seeing her that way…everyone remarked about it.Your kindness and caring ways will always be remembered. We wish you and your loved ones a Blessed Christmas season filled with good health, love and peace. Thank you!!!

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Thank you so much for everything. My family and I appreciate very much your utmost compassion and expertise in carrying out the funeral. All of the arrangements were done with such dignity and respect. Thank you again.

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…Thank you for your sympathy, your thoughtfulness, your caring, your suggestions, just being there when I needed you. Everything was beautiful…you are angels in disguise. I appreciate everything you did for us. You both are the greatest! God Bless!!!

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I just wanted to take a moment to personally thank you for assisting me at the most difficult time in my life…From the initial phone call, you have shown nothing less than compassion, care, thoughtfulness and professionalism. You met with me within an hour of my call and showed great consideration to my emotional well-being, while attending to much needed details. Your manner in addressing certain areas at this time was skilled and proficient, yet sympathetic.You are truly gifted as due to your talents and expertise, we were able to have an open casket, something I had not thought possible under the circumstances. Your attention to detail is remarkable and impressive. To date, I continue to receive compliments as to the manner in which my father’s wake and funeral were handled. As a family member, I could not have asked for a more flawless handling of this very delicate affair.Your kindness is extraordinary and notable, and will not be forgotten. Thank you again for assisting me through this experience to ensure my Dad was properly cared for.

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…Please accept our thanks and appreciation for all you have done. I look forward to meeting you. During my career with the Riverside County California Coroner’s Office I have met some very fine Funeral Directors. You are damn good men!!!

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…I just wanted to thank you again….If there is ever anything that I can do for you, please know that you can call on me at any time.

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Thank you for your professionalism and kindness at the time when it was most needed. We sincerely appreciate it.

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…Thank you again for everything – a beautiful job, well done.

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Thank you so much for all of the help you gave us during our mom's wake and funeral. You were very caring during a very difficult time. Everything was so beautiful....It was comforting to see her look the way she did before she got sick. Just wanted to thank you again for taking a very bad situation and making it into the most wonderful goodbye we could ever dream possible.That was the first time I've ever had to arrange anything so sad, but you were there to get us through. Please feel proud of the wonderful job you do there.

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Your efficient professionalism and your kind approach to all the decisions we needed to make made a very difficult time so much easier to bear. Thank you for the excellent service you provided and for all that you so thoughtfully did.

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On behalf of my family, I wanted to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to you and your staff. Everything you did for my mother's funeral and services was absolutely beautiful. I know she would have been pleased....Your kindness, respect and professionalism helped to make the process go more smoothly and we are appreciative of all your help.On behalf of my father, brother and his wife, and my husband, thank you for handling my mother's services with dignity and beauty.

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My brother and I can not thank you enough for the outstanding support you provided to us during this very difficult time. Every detail and request was accommodated. You treated us with respect and concern, and we will always be grateful.

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Thank you very much on behalf of my family. It was a difficult time for us but your help was a Godsend.

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Thank you so much for everything that you did for our family during our time of loss. It was wonderful to have someone I trust take care of my father. Thank you again.

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Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity during this time. You helped to comfort the process and your gift was very thoughtful.

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Thank you again for the outstanding support you gave us for my mother's funeral. You made the process very easy for us. I would recommend your funeral service to anyone.

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Thank you very much for the wonderful care you took for our mother's service and all that you did for us and the entire family.

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Thank you for making our recent loss so comforting, calming, and caring. Because of you and your staff, every step was covered and looked after, not only for myself and my children but for our family and friends. The services you provided were everything, and even more, then I could have wanted.
Thank you again.

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Please accept my sincerest gratitude for the great care with which you handled my mother's passing and final services. Your professionalism was of the highest caliber. More importantly, the sensitivity and compassion you both extended not only to my mother but also to my husband and especially to me speak of what truly fine individuals you both are.

You are in a business where you deal with people at the lowest points of their lives. We come to you in despair, and you do all you can to help us through the first days of our loss. You do this with great aplomb and personal care. Personally, I believe that the two of you are a major reason that I could see my mother into the afterlife and still go on myself.

...I hope that each family that you touch appreciates not only the excellence of your services, but also you yourselves for your generous spirits and gentle touches. I will never forget what you have given me.

May you and your families receive many blessings.

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Thank you very much for all of your assistance with making arrangements and ensuring that everything was taken care of.

It was comforting knowing that all of the details were taken care of and also being able to contact you at any time. Thank you!

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My family would like to thank you for your kind and compassionate service during our recent bereavement. Your kind and sympathetic manner was a great comfort to us. Once again, thank you and God Bless!

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I would like you both to know how much I appreciated all that you did to make my mom's passing as easy as possible under less than ideal circumstances. My wife and I will always be so grateful to you both.

Your caring and professional attitude shows through in all that you do. Once again let me thank you for everything.

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...Call me a believer but I really feel like everything happens for a reason. You helped us through a time we didn't ever think we would make it through. You made it manageable...We were extremely lucky to have met you. You are kind, caring and compassionate and I thank you for that. Anyone can do a job - not everyone takes the care you did. You are sincere. We greatly appreciate your help with everything. Thank you again.

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Thank you so much for all of your kindness during my Dad's funeral. I wish you could have known him - he was very special as you have been to our family. I wish you and your business much success!

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Thank you very much for all you did to make my mother's final event successful. I felt that she had not only a proper send-off but a pleasing one and that mourners were comforted. Your Home did everything just right....

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I know my Dad sincerely appreciated the services you provided our family for our Mother's funeral.

On behalf of my brother and sisters, I feel compelled to write you to extend our sincere thanks for the funeral services you recently provided for our father. Every detail was handled in a professional manner. Our dear father was a compassionate man who always appreciated a job well done. Please extend our sincere thanks to all associates involved.

In closing, I want to thank you personally for taking the time before, during, and after the services to comfort our family during this period of grief and loss.

You are true gentlemen.

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I just wanted to write a note to thank you again for all of your help and guidance during a very difficult time. The funeral was lovely and everything went extremely smoothly, thanks to all of you. Many, many thanks.

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I wanted to thank you again for all that you did with the arrangements for my Dad's funeral. It was as good as a funeral could be. All of the details were handled with kindness, dignity and professionalism. The trees looked awesome, thank you for accommodating such an unusual request. The photo tribute was absolutely beautiful. Stopping the funeral procession at the farm for a minute was very important to my sister. Again, many thanks.

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Thank you for all your kind attention to my requests for my father's services. You made the entire process so much easier than I expected.

I sincerely appreciate your professionalism and attention to detail that allowed me to follow my father's wishes.

God Bless You.

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Thank you for the kindness that you showed us while guiding us through the process of saying good-bye to our father....We appreciate all that you have done.

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I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the kindness and the compassion you so genuinely displayed to my family during a very difficult time. I especially want to send along my sincere gratitude and appreciation to you for helping two young boys through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Losing their mom so early in their young lives is just heart wrenching, but knowing there are wonderful people like you in the world gives others faith and comfort. You truly went above and beyond. Al & Steve, you guys are THE BEST.

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Thank you for all the support and help that you gave to me and my family. You made a very difficult situation for me a little easier. You are very compassionate and sensitive people. Again, Thank you.

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Thank you so very much for your direction and guidance with my mother's funeral. It was comforting to have your support and assistance. Thank you again.

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Just a note to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for the kindness, comfort and support you extended to myself and my family during a very painful time.

Please know that you are special to me for easing my grief and helping to give my son a dignified memorial service. I won't forget that you were able to make me laugh instead of cry at times.

I am blessed to have you as friends.

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I would like to thank you for all of the help and understanding you showed on what for me was the worst thing I have ever had to deal with. You made me feel there was nothing I could ask for that couldn't be taken care of. Your grace and professionalism with a sincere wish for our comfort was wonderful. You made my mother look beautiful, which was one of her requests. My mother did the right thing by choosing you. For that I am grateful.

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Thank you for everything you did for us. We really appreciate the friendship you showed, making a big difference in his life. Something to look forward to, and when you got together, it made his day. Thank you too for everything you did for my daughter and I. It was a beautiful service.

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Thank you very much for all that you did for us. My husband looked as I remember him - handsome and at peace. Thank you, thank you. With all my affection.

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Our family can't begin to thank you for everything you have done to help our mom go to her final resting place with dignity and grace. We were so pleased with everything all of you have done to help us.

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