Thank You Cards
July 26, 2021
Shayneh, Jason and Staff,
Thank you so very much...
We sincerely appreciate all of your time, effort and kindness you showed through the funeral process for Rose. We couldn't have done it without all of your help. Everything turned out beautiful, Rose would be proud. Thanks again. Our deepest appreciation.
June 29, 2010
Jason & Shayneh -
Your generousity means more than it's even possible to say and is truly appreciated. Thank you so much for making Jeff's wake extra special. You've really made the process easier. It means a lot!
June 23, 2021
On behalf of Dan and I and all of Bette's family, I want to thank you for your loving care and support! Your presence during this journey has been loving and comforting!
June 1, 2021
Please accept my sincere thanks during this difficult time. Your attention to detail in every aspect was most gratifying . The family and I applaud your efforts.
June 1, 2021
Jason & Shayneh -
Words can't describe how wonderful & respectful you two handled the passing of my sweet dad. We will be eternally grateful! We are your biggest fans!
Love you guys!
June 1, 2021
Dear Starks Family -
Thank you for everything you did for our dad's wonderful service. It was perfect! You made it beautiful, loving and just the way our Dad wanted it! We send our love...
April 19, 2021
From the moment I called to notify you that my family would sadly be needing your services for my mom - I knew we would be - and my mom would be - in good hands.
Thank you for taking such good care of my mom and my family during this challenging timne.
April 1, 2021
Our whole family thanks you for the incredible support you gave us during the most difficult time of our lives.
I also want to thank you for your condolences and warm words of comfort. We sincerely appreciate all you did and will be happy to refer Starks Funeral Parlor.
March 16, 2021
Words cannot sincerely express how greatful we are for the help you provided us while planning Tom's funeral. Although we were in shock and pain from our sudden loss, after meeting with you, we immediately felt we were in the best of hands. You were so warm and compassionate throughout the entire process and you helped guide us with ease through all the decisions. Your suggestion of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church was nothing less than a blessing for us. The mass nwas incredibly heart felt and beautiful. Father Norman could not have done a better job, especially considering he had never met Tom. We were so moved by the amount of pictures of Tom in the vestibule; it was truly a celebration of his life. We are also grateful for the time and effort you put into the video. It will be a cherished momento to look back on.
February 27, 2021
Enclosed is a check for the chains you ordered for us. Thanks so much for your help.
We are working at getting things put together - it is hard. We are thinking about the celebration of life in the fall, will check with you later on that.
Thanks for everything. Couldn't do it without you!
February 24, 2021
Dear Staff at Starks,
Thank you for your loving thoughts & your "well wishes".
You have been such a wonderful support over the year, with notes and the publications - have been very loving and thoughtful - most helpful!
I also have been blessed with very loving & supportive children & friends. And especially support & love from Above.
Thank you - you are so special -
February 24, 2021
The Staff at Starks,
Thank you all for thinking of me and Reed! Getting your card was very much appreciated! My daughters both thank you too!
I am doing good, better on sunny days!
February 23, 2021
Dear Starks' Staff,
I want to thank you all for the exceptional care you took of Gary, myself and our family!
You are all so incredibly kind and you all made such a hard time bearable!
I will never forget your love and kindness to us all!
And thank you for the booklet and your note!
Bless you all,
Dear Shayneh, Vernalie & Jason,
We are so depply grateful for everything you have done for us. To take such a loss for our family and turn it into a thing of beauty is a gift we will never forget.
God bless you and thank you.
February 16, 2021
Dear Shayneh and Jason,
We want to express our sincere appreciation for the funeral services you provided for our grandma, Marie McDonald.
Thank you for giving our family the opportunity to say our final goodbye in such a peaceful and personal way.
We are so grateful for the amazing work you do.
February 16, 2021
Shayneh and Staff -
Please accept our dearest expressions of gratitude for the care given our beloved Cynthia.
It's been three years this week that we have been separated from her.
The memory book and keychain received at Christmas was a renewal of the special service performed for Cynthia and her love ones!
Again, a most heartfelt thank you!
Dear Jason and Shayneh -
Thank you for making Mauro's funeral so special. We have appreciated all you have done that is far and beyond your duty and professionality - you have met all my requests even though they were made last minute. I am very grateful for that.
Fiora Dal Canto and Family
To The Starks Funeral Parlor Family,
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful services your family provided for my husband, Lacy James Scott's funeral.
Everything you did and provided was wonderful and in good taste. The beauty and calming atmosphere at the viewing and all the work put into the photos made us feel very special and that the love of my life had the best funeral possible.
God bless your special service to our community and loved ones, always.
Marilyn Scott & The Scott Family
Thank you for sending all the booklets about grieving. I've found them to be very helpful. The words and suggestions are soothing and they are appropriate for people of any faith.
The way I am remembering my mom (Lily or Liong Nio Tjoa) is by saving all the photos of her and the extened family in Indonesia. Lily was born in a small village of Karangtengah about 50 miles from Jakonta.
I hope that this note finds you well. Blessings to you and your loved ones.
Thank you for the wonderful service that was provided by Starks. The atmosphere was warm and peaceful, perfect for our JR. Your service was superb and relieved us of a lot of stress.
With so, so, so much thanks you made a difficult time immensely beautiful and sacred. Thank you.
Thanks to the staff at Starks, a difficult time was made easier and more comfortable for us regarding the arrangements for Stephen Yarrow's final journey!
November 16, 2020
It still is a very empty space without the love I have had for 65 wonderful years. So many wonderful memories of a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
You are a very loving family and a very special service to your community.
November 25, 2020
Dear Starks Family
We love the beautiful tribute ornament you sent to us to remember John!
We have had a long-standing family tradition to cut a Christmas tree whcih we then decorate with our collection of ornaments accumulated throught the years. This will certainly become a treasured ornament to be hung on our tree each year in loving memory of him.
Thank you for your very thoughtful and meaningful gesture. We wish you a lovely holiday season.
November 24, 2020
I met Vernalie just over a week ago, when she came to retrieve my mom after her passing. My sincere thanks for the ease with which Vernalie led me through the process of preparing a memorial service for mom, Shirley Pannunzio, handling all the arrangements from flowers to an Urn. I am completely pleased with how well everything went.
Regrets...that we promised our mother we wouldn't have a nice gathering of friends and famiy. We still receive compliments about our dad's wake and service at Starks in October of 2012.
December 5, 2020
Shayneh, Vernalie, Lori
Your patience, your guidance, your kindness and compassion all put me at ease and helped me through the deepest sadness of my life. You made me feel secure and taken care of. No rushing.
I am so grateful and thankful from the bottom of my heart. It will always be remembered.
Christian Patrick Welch
1981 - 2020
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou
November 9, 2020
Dear Shayneh & Jason
Where to begin... My heartfelt thank you for the remarkably beautiful service presentation you gave to John and to our family.
John would have been so taken by the beauty, the warmth and the magnitude of your work--as were Michael, Jeni, Jimmy and me.
Thank you soo much for every personal touch on display. I felt as if both of you had been personally connected to John in friendship for many years and that at this time, John was the only person who mattered to you. For this feeling I felt, thank you both sincerely. It went a long way in helping me to say "to be continued" to John, because I know the beauty alone of the occasion would have WOWED him.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Shayneh and Jason, from Michael, Jeni, Jimmy and me for making a very difficult moment in time a LOT more bearable.
November 4, 2020
Words alone can not express my gratitude for Starks Funeral Parlor and to you as well. Vernalie you are the most kindest, angelic and beautiful soul I have ever met in my life! A true angel! Your sons and husband are the luckiest people on earth to have you in their lives! Please accept my token of appreciation as a thank you from the deepest part of my heart.
These are difficult times requiring many changes to how services are delivered in all businesses. Your staff has been amazing and made Jill's even truly special.
With sincere thanks,
Dear Everyone at Starks
You are the absolute greatest. Your service to us & continuing services to me after the death of my dear husband, Max, last December, is almost beyond my ability to find words to express.
I love my keychain with his picture iside and I just reread the Reality of Grief you sent. So helpful and so kind of you to send it to me.
May the dear Lord continue to bless you incredible efforts in caring for those deceased and their families. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I wanted to properly thank you for the keepsakes you gifted us for my mom's ashes. I hadn't realized how comforting it would be to have her in a beautiful vessel--and it really helped Megan to go through the process since we respected my mom's wish to not have a funeral. Getting the urns really helped put a special moment to pick out something that would suit her.
You are such a beautiful soul and I'm eternally grateful for your generosity and kindness.
We cannot thank you enough for all of the kind support that you offered to the families of Dani, Arturo and Renae. You were a shining light in what was a very dark and desperate situation. All of us on the choir school leadership team will be forever grateful.
Thank you & Best Wishes
July 27, 2020
Dear Jason & Shayneh
On behalf of a grateful Leary Family, thank you for the care and attention you provided mom during her life and the compassion you showed us in her death and thereafter.
All the Best
To Starks Family & The Starks Staff
We want to thank you for your card and forgive me for responding so late.
We appreciated your gift of the ornament which we will "treasure" always. With warm wishes from the Cancel family we thank you for your concern for us. This ornament will always go on our tree. You are wonderful!!!
God Bless All,
October 5, 2020
Jason, Shayneh & Staff
We just want to say thank you all again for your kindness, tenderness and genuine caring at the passin of our mother, Patrticia Bennett. It couldn't have been more special. You made us feel as though we were the only ones who lost our loved one with all of the special touches from when you came and picked mom up to doing her make-up perfectly, her hair, to helping us get her dressed. Thank you so much!!! It made it easier to handle. We still remember how well you took care of my dad's funeral as well.
October 13, 2020
My first time using a mortuary. You were a Godsend. I called and you had already taken care of everything. You got the hearse and brought his ashes.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of us.
October 16, 2020
Thank you so much for everything. I know it was challenging for you but you handled every aspect perfectly. Please pass on my gratitude to the entire staff.
September 20, 2020
Dear Starks Family
Thank you so much for your kind attention and assistance over the last week. You made a very challenging time as seamless as it could possibly be, and we are so grateful.
The tribute that you arranged for our wife and mother was more beautiful and personal than we could have imagined and we will treasure the memory of that.
It takes a special kind of person to do the work that you do and we cannot thank you enough for your compassion and guidance.
All the Best,
October 20, 2020
Dear Shayneh, Jason & Starks Family
We can't thank you enough for the beautiful "celebration of life" you provided for our sweet Dad. The personal touches, presentation, delicious food and wonderful music was more than we could ever ask for. Also, your kindness, thoughtfulness and willing to go above and beyond with our special requests was greatly appreciated.
Thank you for everything!
June 18, 2020
Thank you so much for helping us send our Mom and Grandma Nish off in the most beautiful style! I know that she and Grandpa were smiling down!
Shayneh, thank you for so graciously keeping the peace with my crazy family.
Vernalie, thank you for the care and love you showed me and my Grandma when you came for her. And for letting last minute photos.
Jason, thank you for your love and friendship all these years.
Sydney, thank you and your staff for serving and sanitizing in these crazy times. The food was wonderful and everyone felt safe.
Jessica, thank you for keeping me fed and hydrated and from hangover Tuesday!
We will miss our sweet little spitfire, but are so thankful she is now at peace!
You are all amazing, thank you!
Thank you for making the hardest day of our lives a beautiful tribute to our son, Alex.
I appreciate you all!
I can't tell you how much it meant to me that you helped me through the hardest time in my life. I was truly comforted by the compassion you showed Mindy and I. His wake and service was beautiful. I am so grateful to you and your entire staff for taking such good care of my son! His celebration was so nice and brought some peace to me.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
Love you all
August 6, 2020
Words cannot express how thankful I am for you personally and as a business. From the night Dad was removed from his home, until the end of the viewing, everyone has been very kind and willing to help in anyway.
At the beginning, planning a service felt overwhelming, but after meeting with Vernalie, she made things easy.
The service was beautiful.
We want to thank all of you for making Demetrios Daskalas' funeral so beautiful & wonderful!
Thank you so much!
Have a wonderful day
April 13, 2020
I am so amazed by the love and comfort you have shown our family.
My mother, Colleen Dinsdale, passed away on January 19th of this year. From that day forward, the staff at Starks has shown unwaivering care and compassion. Truely concerned for families well being during this time.
My sisters and I would like to thank you for helping us through this very hard time. In this day and age it is refreshing to find people like you that care so much for others.
We hope you and your families are staying safe in these uncertain times.
May 9, 2020
Your thouhgtfulness is greatly appreciated at this sad time for us, and the book says it all. It never gets easier. So many good-byes and so few hello's.
July 12, 2020
Dear Starks Family
July 12, 2020
Shayneh & Jason
I am grateful to know such beautiful humans. I can't express sufficent gratitude for the empathic & loving way you take care of everyone in the time of their greatest grief.
In Loving Memory
Julie A. Jacobson
May 18, 1967 - June 28, 2020
June 9, 2020
Dear Starks Family
A special thank you for the "celebration of life" you provided for my husband Alan Owens. During such a difficult time you helped make the decisions needed for us to have a wonderful celebration. The pictures and the attention to details made this a unique experience. We have received many comments from people who had never been to a celebration but thought it was fabulous.
Thanks again for your professionalism and comfort. This was the best party Alan ever had!
April 23, 2020
To the Staff at Starks:
We want to send a very sincere thank you and appreciation for all your care and compassion for our family at the time of Chris' passing.
The bookletes on grieving were helpful and the gift of the tree ornament with Chris' pitcure is priceless. It is sitting on our mantel.
We have lost many friends and family members over the years but losing Chris the way we did was extra difficult.
Your service during that difficult time is so appreciated. Thank you again.
April 13, 2020
Jason, Shayneh & Staff
Thank you so much for the care you showed during my mother Esther's funeral. Your care provided the family with much needed peace and comfort.
April 6, 2020
Shayneh & Staff
I can't remember a time when I was so touched as having you as a new friend. I think my heart stopped when I received the key ring and frame picture of George. Oh, I was so excited I wanted to cry. I have never seen anyone do such a thing in my 83 years!
February 7, 2020
This card expresses so much of how I feel about you.
I keep thinking of sending a card, but now it's been over a year and I truly want you to know the little remembrances and grief pamphlets you have sent me are wonderful. On the one year mark we had a mass offered for him and then we had our special spaghetti dinner for him.
Everything you did to make his memory and final burial was precious. I never did thank you for the two young airmen who met us at his grave--Thank You!
January 28, 2020
With heartfelt gratitude, thank you for expressing your condolences to me and to my family, and for accompanying us through our grief. May God bless you always.
February 1, 2020
Jason & Shayneh
Thank you for making this difficult time that we are enduring less painful. Your professionalism and personal touches were amazing and brought so much peace. After reading the "about us" page on your website, all we can say is "Mission Accomplished!"
Thank you for shining God's eternal love on us during this time.
November 26, 2019
Dear Starks Family & Funeral Parlor Staff
First I want to say thank you all for helping our family with all of the work you did. You all did such a wonderful job and really helped our family so much. Now thanks also for the two grief books you've givent to me. I've read them a couople of times now and they certainly did help. Yes there have been several painful days but your excellent work and generosity have made some of the pain a little easier at times.
Thank you all so much again. You are wonderful friends.
November 22, 2019
Thank you and Jason for all your kindness to our family. We especially loved the Christmas Ornament. What a lovely expression of your sympathy.
Jason & Shayneh
This thank you is long overdue. I want to say thank you for the loving care shown to my mother, Trudy Joseph, in December 2017. Next - words cannot begin to describe the love and gratitude you displayed for my husband, Steve Bartlett in 2018.
You and your staff are fantastic and compassionate! Shayneh, your attention to every detail and request was beyond measure. Once you told me we could display his belobef Harley, YOU HAD ME!! Every phase of his life was displayed beautifully and your insistance that you and I had a viewing of Steve and the room privately was very special to me.
The wake was an overwhelming event full of love, laughter, tears and good food. I cannot tell you how many people commented on how wonderful and intimate it was.
Your thoughtfulness is so appreciated. The grief books and Christmas ornament, kind cards, etc just astound me. Every detail is incredible.
I am forever grateful,
Dear Starks Family
Thank you so very much for all of your help, kindness and compassion that you showed my family during the recent passing of my father, Kenneth Workman. We felt as though you were part of our family and were there when we most needed you. You definitly are making a difference in our world.
January 9, 2020
Thank you for your encouraging articles, information and letting us know the support you give and the loving care you have for us and our family of loved ones endures. The photo in its beautiful frame of Kaye looked wonderful hanging on the tree during the holidays and now has a special place for all to see. Thank you!
I have been so impressed by all the kind things you have done even after the funeral and all is done. I appreciated the Christmas package with Patrick's pictue and all the guidance about grief management. I cannot thank you enough.
I can't find the words to thank you for all of the kindnss and support that we received from you.
The love of God has been present in the midst of our pain to make us see that we are not alone.
May God bless you and multiply your blessings today and always for your generosity.
Full of thanks
Shayneh & Jason
On behalf of our family I would like to extend our deepest thanks for the care you gave our Mother as well as the sympathy and compassion extended to our large family.
I believe our guests truly appreciated the ambiance of your facility during our Mother's celebration of life. I know we did.
During such a stressful time, it was a blessing to have that wonderful evening to visit with friends and spend some quiet time with our Mother as well. The whole Starks staff made us feel very welcome.
We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication to our family at our time of need.
Dear Shayneh & Jason
It is difficult to find words of thanks to both of you for the kindness and compassion you showed our family as we prepared for an participated in our father's final tribute and burial. Watching my father suffer and die was an awful experience. But even more difficult was watching as my mother, his wife of 67 years, father of her 4 boys and the only man she ever loved, suffer to an unimaginable degree. In the end, you were there to make sure that the celelbration of a life well lived was recognized. My mother is not an overly emotional person, but when I walked her through your home prior to his rosary, she was touched in a beautiful way. She talked about the details of your work and how much her Bill would have loved it. Nothing went unnoticed. Having thata moment with her was comforting for me. Your attention to those details spilled over to the mass and the interment the next day. It was all so perfect. When we left Mount Calvary, she said again that dad would have been pleased. But most important, she was pleased and at peace. Pulling all of it off for a seriously grieving widow and her family was no easy feat, but you did it in fashion!
Again, thank you fo all you have done during a difficult time.
Peace my Friends.
Dear Starks Family
Thank you for the truly wonderful service you provided for the funeral of James Kimball. You made our family feel right at home and showed us such respect and love for James and his memory. You gave us an experience full of comfort and peace and helped us through a difficult time. May God continue to bless you as you continue with your wonderful, priceless service.
Dear Starks Family,
In shock on the morning of our son's sudden death and on the recommendation of a few friends, I called Starks to ask about their services. From my first conversation with Shayneh that morning, and in every interaction with your family as we planned the service, we were treated with kindness, love, empathy and patience. We are profoundly touched and grateful for the grace you embody. You helped us to celebrate the life of our son, Daniel, and to lay him to peace in the best way possible. We will always remember the comfort you gave us.
Dear Starks Family
Heidi's celebration of life was made possible because of your excellent work. Thank you for helping us to find the joy in celebrating her life even though we were grieving. Every detail was managed beautifully. More importantly however, is the fine manner in which you prepared her for burial. I found great comfort in seeing my only sister finally at peace.
In Love & Gratitude,
Heidi Jackson's sister
Thank you so much for your thougthfulness as we process the loss of Stephen. Thank you for all the beautiful details you put into his service. It was just unbelievable, your handling of everything. Thanks as well for lighting a candle. So appreciated. The booklets you have sent are also so encouraging.
Thank you, thank you. Lovingly from all of us.
Thank you for being an awesome team! Thank you for everything you did to make sure that everything went smoothly. Your knowledge and expertise helped make the process feel not so overwhelming.
Words can't express how much it meant to me and my family - all the Love and consideration/care that you put into my mom's (Patty Davis) services. From the beginning to the end you took care of everything and helped us out during the most traumatic time in our lives. I will never be able to repay you for this. I was blown away with the Celebration of Life. My mom would have loved it. Everyone thought it was amazing. I just wanted to give you this small thank you. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
Words cannot express our deepest appreciation to you both and your staff. Mom's Celebration of Life was wonderful. It is the most difficult time for a family. However, with your guidance, support, and knowledge - you guide the family through - making it so much easier. We thank you for everything! We were totally blown away with how beautiful the pictures and flowers were arranged. The tribute that mom received was a blessing. We appreciated Jason and Arron the next day for all they did at the Church and Cemetery.
Shayneh - We thank you for the extra care you gave us from the first phone call until the end of the service - Lydia was amazing to work with - She is absolutely the best!
We wish you and Jason the very best!
I've sat down to write this thank you so many times over the past year. Words cannot express how thankful we are for what you guys did for us. Those days and weeks were such a blur and painful and you guys helped make a beautiful service. Thanks for loving us and taking such a great care of our precious Jack. We are forever grateful!
A little over a year ago, I lost my mother, Inger Fenech. I want to thank all of you for how kindly you have treated my family and I. A few years ago my mother wanted to select the place that would tend to her body after she died. We went to 4 different funeral homes before we arrived at Starks. The moment we parked the car, walk through the beautiful garden and into the lovely funeral home, she knew this was the place for her. I could not have agreed more. All the arrangements were made and she selected a nice box for her ashes. It gave her comport to know her death would be handled the way that she wanted. After my mom passed away, you have been so incredibly thoughtful. You handled all our needs and even made some suggestions the really made the transfer of her ashes to the cemetery in Santa Barbara smooth.
It seemed like when I was the most sad and in despair missing my mom a thoughtful card and brochure about dealing with grief would arrive in the mail. I cannot tell you how much that meant to me. How comforted I was by it. Thank you for the Christmas keepsake. I have it on a shelf where I can see it everyday. How incredibly kind it was. No one can really be prepared for the sadness of losing someone loved. Being treated with such love and compassion gave my grief a touch of sweet.
You and your staff went above and beyond our expectation!
With lots of love and Blessings to each of you.
First off, I want to thank you for the incredible care you have given to my family. I trusted you in the care and arrangements of my father, Albert Perfili, also my husband, Michael Carbona. I cannot praise you enough, you have a "flawless business". I receive endless compliments on the happy celebrations. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A note of thanks for the help and support you provided to me in planning and handling my mom's services. You made this part of her life's journey easier and less stressful for me. I always knew you were there as a resource.
Thank you and God Bless you.
Thank you so much for all your assistance. Your family and employees are very compassionate and caring. I am so glad that I was referred to you.
Thank you again.
Thank you for making Sarah's Celebration of Life such a wonderful and beautiful remembrance. All of your extra touches are greatly appreciated and brought us much comfort. Thank you also for your assistance with the funeral Mass which was also a beautiful experience.
Please accept our deep appreciation for the wonderful support and warm comfort you provided to us at the time of our mom's passing.
Every step along the way, we benefitted so much from your care, concern and professionalism. We especially appreciated Lydia's flexibility and help as we "fine-tuned" (yes, in other words "kept changing'!) Mom's obituary!! You worked with us with such flexibility and helpfulness - above and beyond!
Again, at this melancholy time for our family, we want you to know that you made a positive difference in helping us face our loss, as we continue to do each day.
Many thanks and warm regards.
Thank you all.
I would like to say thank you on behalf of my mom and siblings for the great job you did with my father's funeral and burial. The attention to detail was great, the meeting with Audrey to get everything set up was more than we could have hoped for. We felt as if we were with family. Thank you so much.
I want to extend my deepest thanks for your amazing thoughtfulness and compassion. When I received the ornament you sent with my beautiful mother's picture, I was so touched. I will treasure it. This season has indeed been very difficult, yet we are so thankful that she left us with beautiful traditions that will live on. I cannot express how glad I am that we chose you to care for our dear mother. She meant the world to us, and you just "get it". Sincerely,
Just a note to thank you for your help with our mom, Lydia Cvar's funeral. Everything was so beautifully done and with little effort on our part. You are all very good at what you do. God bless you for your kindness and service to us.
Thank you so much for your outstanding help during the death of our father, Ray Fletcher. Every thing was so well handled and we appreciated all that you, Arron, Audrey, Reese and the others "behind the scenes" did to make our experience so personal and comforting. From transporting Dad from St. George, to the arrangements, to the military honor team, to the roses - everything was perfect.
Thank you for all your help during this difficult time. We truly appreciate your kindness. The viewing and vigil service was beautiful. With gratitude
"A simple act of kindness has a beauty all its own"
We are so pleased with all you did for us.
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness
We would like to thank you for a very pleasant experience during these challenging times as we? said out final goodbyes to our wonderful mother? What a beautiful facility you have along with a professional staff. Please share out "thank you" to all for the exceptional service they provided?
Our family is profoundly moved at the care, sensitivity, and grace you provided us during the aftermath of the sudden loss of our dad. The celebration of life was one of the best [services] I had ever attended? all elements were beautifully thought through and executed. You had such attention to detail and made sure every aspect was taken care of so that we could really be present in the moment and take in everything. I keep telling people that is was the best? I had ever been to! I loved working with a young energized and refreshing couple who were skilled in communicating all the necessary steps while also holding us in a space of grief. You were calming, directive, graceful and had a sense of humor at the perfect times. You were such a breath of fresh air amidst the heaviness. Now that you shared in this emotional time in our lives, we want to adopt you into our family! My dad was beaming throughout the whole weekend and loving it that it was such an [amazing celebration]. We can't possibly thank you enough. Please know you hold a very special place in our hearts.
Thanks for making a difficult time a little easier to get thru. You and your staff were very comforting and concerned with all of the feelings of all those involved. Thank you for seeing to all the details that were asked of you. You are a very sweet and caring person.
I and my family wish to give you our heartfelt thanks for all you have done for us and Scott... The tender empathy is acknowledged work [and has] been felt by all of us? All these and more fill us with gratitude.
Thank you all!!
We are so impressed. You will certainly get more business from us as the need occurs. We actually feel like we are a part of your family. We are actually [telling] people we know about how good and thoughtful Starks' Funeral Parlor is!! Wonderful in all aspects.
Hoping an praying for peace and continuing your career and personally have a wonderful life. You really deserve it!
With sincere love.
P.S. As the saying goes, the good you put out, the goodness comes back in spades. It's a law of the universe!
P.S.S. Thank you for everything
Thank you for your support and loving care with eh passing of Richard E. Hill "Rick". Denise, Andy, Skye, Garret and Corky Hill.
You are all Angels!
Thank you for your support through all you have done for me with the death of my husband Bill. No one could ask for more caring. Again, thanks to each.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to you all for the excellent + compassionate services you provided to my family during my dad's service. The empathy + kindness shown to my mom + dad was truly the best! Your staff arrived at my parents home to transport my dad, +although we were all sad + upset, your staff was so very kind.
My mom speaks highly of Shayneh and her kind heart! My dad's Celebration of Life was beautiful + we thank you!
I would not have changed anything. Your staff, catering, and pianist were excellent. Your arrangement of Jim's pictures, flowers and video took my breath away.
We would like to thank you for a very pleasant experience during these challenging times as we paid our respects and said our final goodbyes to our wonderful mother Janette Anton.
What a beautiful facility you have along with a professional staff.
Please share our thank you to all for the exceptional service they provided.All those attending our mother's services greatly appreciated the valet parking what a pleasant surprise that is.
The Anton Family
I cannot express how much your kindness and expertise meant to me.
My father's celebration was Perfect!!!
Thank you and God Bless.
We just wanted to write to tell you how much we appreciated the way you handled everything for our Dad. From the moment we called until we left Beaver, your services were nothing short of compassionate.
Thank you for being so willing to have our dad available several times. That really meant a lot to our family.
Your genuine concern to taking care of him and respecting our wishes was very much appreciated.
Again we say, Thank you.
Thank you all for making my dad's memorial something he would have loved... and something everyone else DID love.
Ya'll are super professional, compassionate, and creative. You offer a huge gift to your clients. Hugs!
We want to thank you for the wonderful service you provided for our mother's funeral. It was everything she wanted and more. We still get compliments regarding her service and the party afterwards.
Thank you for the beautiful and outstanding services provided for my dear wife Elaine Gomez.
The phrase is simple, and the words are few- but behind them lies a world of appreciation.
Special people like you make the world a brighter place-
Thank you for your support and for all you have done for me with the death of my husband, Bill. No one could have been more caring. Again thanks to each of you.
Kent, Kevin, and Sharon Holland
I would like to offer my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of you for the beautiful service that you provided me and my family at the time of my husband, Alan McArhtur's passing. Everyone who attended was so impressed and elated at how everything was so perfect an wonderful. The service, music, food, kindness and attentiveness were excellent. Also please thank the bagpiper at the graveside service, it was beautiful. It will be something that I will always remember and cherish for the rest of my life. Also thank you for the beautiful keychain with Alan's image on the inside, I have it hanging on my car mirror and when he sun shines on it, the whole inside of my car sparkles and it makes me feel like he is with me when I am driving.
Thank you so much for everything!
Kim McArthur and Family
Thank You for the lovely little framed picture of Mark Maddox which you sent to his father J. Scott at Christmas time. This was much appreciated by both of us in a strange, but comforting, way.
One of the things I could not bring myself to do after Mark left us so suddenly last summer was to choose a picture of him to display at home. But at least that unexpected departure was a blessed end to those horrid two weeks he endured in the ICU.
Receiving this little picture was like getting a postcard from Mark on his travels. It now occupies a select spot handing near Scott's easy chair in the living room.
The fact that mark has gone from us just doesn't seem real it probably never will
Meanwhile, Thanks again for your kindness in remembering us. And the booklets on grief are interesting, too.
Ruth Popescu-Maddox & J. Scott Maddox
Well, I have made it through one year! Thank You for your gentle kindnesses throughout, especially at Christmas.
I am forever grateful.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of my Joe. I will treasure the picture of him and we did hang it on the tree. Thanks for being so kind to me and my family. God Bless.
We can't thank you enough! My dad's wake was so so amazing! He really would have enjoyed it! Although this is the hardest thing we have ever had to do, you make it easy, right and so so much more. You and your entire staff went above and beyond. You are all amazing! Thank you doesn't seem enough. Many many thanks and much love.
You have been so kind to send me notes of remembrance and condolence over the past year since my son, Zachary Brugger, died. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
I wanted to bring to your attention my appreciation of your employee, Audrey Mann.
She helped me with prayer cards and a guest book for my mother recently.
When I contacted her she was very busy with two events. I was impressed with the time she spent with me and in a friendly manner.
She treated me as though I was using your services and did not diminish my needs.
Thank her once again for me.
Sincerely Kathleen Bournel
Thank You for the caring you showed our family during our initial mourning. You went above and beyond.
Jane Schrock and the Moore family.
My mom would have really enjoyed her service. Thank you for making it beautiful.
Thank you both for a job well done on September 21, 2014, in the celebration of life for Ruth Stromness Gentner. Also, thank you for the unique gift of Ruth's picture in a setting I've never imagined.
All was done well by you both and your staff. Be proud of a job well done.
Thank you for helping me and my family as we went through the process of saying goodbye to Victor. Your concern, compassion and expertise all together made us feel better. The Celebration of Life was so beautiful! It was overwhelming, it was peaceful, it gave me such comfort. I am thrilled we picked Starks for Victor. You really helped us pay our last respects to a man we all loved dearly.
You truly made a very difficult time in our lives, bearable. You all hold a very special place in my heart.
I want to thank you from my heart for the beautiful service you prepared and accompanied for my mother Ann. Words cannot express the comfort, beauty and calm of your facility there at your home.
It is the most beautiful funeral home I have ever experienced, and the energy there was angelic and serene. I could not have imagined a better environment to met for the last time with many, and friends and family to say good bye to Mom.
Thank you for all that you do.
Words can Barely express how wonderful you both were in helping Greg and I arrange/plan his mother, Betty Lessnau's, wake and funeral. As I read over your "online Bio", I wanted to let you know( if you had any doubts) that your vision to bring back a warm and caring wake are truly a success! You made all the planning seamless and were pivotal in removing any stress concerning both Friday's wake and Saturday's funeral. I will never forget you nor the kindness and comfort you showed us. All my best and may the Lord continue to bless the works of the beautiful Spirits in you!
I am so grateful to you for making my gather's wake happen. I know it was a first and unusual experience to hold it off site. You made it happen and it was so perfect. You gave him a great send off!
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful service you prepared and accompanied for my mother, Ann. Words cannot express the comfort, beauty and calm of the facility there at your home. It is the most beautiful funeral home I have ever experienced and the energy there was angelic and serene. I could not have imagined a better environment to meet for the last time with many friends and family to say good bye to Mom. Thank you for all you do.
It would take me hours to write each of you a thank you because I have so much to be thankful for and I know you are a ?team'!
You made things relatively easy for me, thank you! You made Adele's life look more amazing than I ever could have desired, thank you! You took care of all the ?details' that I would have overlooked, thank you. You made her final ?debut' one that I know she would have been so happy with! Thank you. You went beyond by picking up and delivering the food-Thank you.
You confirmed for me that a year ago when I was ?planning', Starks has the ONLY and BEST option, thank you! My heart is so grateful for everything! You will always be remembered as the greatest group of people ever!
Thank you for all your help with J'Neil's funeral. Your staff was incredible to the family and guests and your building reminded everyone of the old church in Wanship.
Your kindness will always be remembered.
Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of our mother Sophia and of us.
Your home is warms and welcoming this is something our mother would have wanted.
I wanted to thank you for the amazing work you did in putting together my dad's wake and funeral. My family was very distressed and there were a lot of things you had to deal with in a very short amount of time. You dealt with all of our requests with amazing patience and understanding. I felt like you really were concerned for us and wanted to do the best you could- which you did. Everything ended up being perfect and we could not have asked for more. My dad would have been pleased- is there anything more to day then that? Thank you, thank you , you made the saddest time in our lives a little easier and we appreciate it. I wish you and the business all of my best! We will be singing your praises. Keep dong what you do.
Thank you for the very fine services you extended to our family before, during and after our mother's funeral, everything turned out beautiful. Thank you for helping us through this difficult time.
I just wanted to thank you both again for such a nice job you did for my mom's viewing and funeral. Mom looked like she was sleeping, so peaceful. I was just so pleased with how everything turned out. The pictures that you enlarged were a nice touch. It was so thoughtful of the fellow that picked mom (Verna) up a the Wentworth to be so caring with mom and give me a beautiful flower. May God Bless you for all of your kindness. Thank you again.
Nothing is harder than saying goodbye to someone you love. Thank you so much for all you did for us everything was so nice.
On behalf of our family and friends, I want to thank you for all you did to make the memorial gathering on February 11, 2013 very beautiful and welcoming to all who came to honor Clane Bradford Hale, my dear brother.
That big room was perfect for the purpose and you did such an artistic presentation with the flowers, pictures and candles. Everyone enjoyed wandering around looking at everything and visiting, recalling memories of Brad, etc.
The presentation of the American flag by Tony to Brad's wife, Monica was a real tear-jerker but wonderful!
The ?prayer cards' turned out very lovely too and the obituary in the Deseret News was great.
Thank you for every lovely detail!
Cherie Hale for the whole family
To all the staff at Starks Funeral Parlor,
Thank you for all you did for our family in our sister Jill's passing. You helped us through a rough time. All of you were wonderful.
Thank you for much Jason, Shayneh, Audrey and Lacie. Working with you on my fathers (Jack Mackintosh) death was a pleasure. You were very kind, professional and caring to me and my family. I wish you the best in your business.
I want to give you a special thank you for your services. you and the staff were very kind, patient and thoughtful. Your facility was beautiful, the picture display was especially nice.
When my mom was ailing and her death was imminent there was no question in my mind who I would call to handle her arrangements. After just experiencing the most incredible wake for my father-in-law (Don Chin) the ease that I felt in knowing who to contact gave me great comfort.
Thank you for that.
We hold you ALL in great esteem.
This has been the hardest thing we ever had to deal with in my life and the grieving book has helped me realize I'm being ?normal'.
Thank you for the celebration of life so special for moms farewell. It was just what she had wanted. The evening was magical.
Thank you for your wonderful treatment of my mother in law and our family during recent loss. Your kindness and grace made Leslie's passing easier for us all. I want to personally thank Shayneh for her willingness to be flexible and understanding. Our experience was one that we will remember fondly in such a difficult time.
Thanks again for your love and support to our family during this difficult time.
My sisters and I want you to know how grateful we are for everything you did to take such good care of our mother, Norma Cole. No detail went unnoticed because everything was so beautiful. We will always have good memories because of your kindness and care in our time of need.
My personal experience with you staff was one of quality, care, attention to detail, human touch and professional service.
Thanks to your assistance, the details of my mother's funeral were meticulously planned. In deed your facility provided a elegant sanctuary for the celebration of my mother's life.
I know this is such a late thank you, but I just wanted to be sure you knew how touched we all were by the wonderful Christmas ornament of my Mom. I can't begin to tell you how 'amazed' we are by your incredible generosity and thoughtfulness. You are all such amazing people and I love you for the comfort and compassion you give to the people you have worked with.
I was able to go and visit my brother who lives in Arizona this Christmas we reminisced for hours about how special Mom's celebration was-- and how you made it perfect in every way. On Mother's Day, my daughter put together a book of photographs at Mom's wake. It is such a treasure... some day i'll have to share it with you. Each photograph brings such tender memories and for that I will be eternally grateful to you all. We continue to sing your praises to everyone we know and even random strangers and we will continue to be forever 'grateful' for all you've done for our family. The booklets you have sent us on bereavement have been warm and comforting. For all the incredible things you have done, we thank you again and again from the 'bottom of our hearts'.
'Bless you All'
They surround us through our days.
Paving a path of love and joy
Giving in so many ways
Never forget your giving heart
Has influenced those you know
Your noble compassion in this life
Is the greatest gift to bestow
To the 'Starks Family' you are all truly 'Angels'!
Thank you, THANK YOU from the very 'bottom of our hearts and souls' for EVERYTHING!!!
Through the most difficult time of our lives, I can say we treasure many moments- most to them provided by you because of your vision and commitment to making the process of grieving comfortable, loving, and YES, even celebrating! Next time (oh no!) we'll plan a video of the music and open microphone!
Thank you for your loving care and concern throughout.
'who knew heaven was so high?'
Eddie's Balloon by David Fetzer
Also the entire Staff at Starks
Thank you for everything that you have done for Charlene DeSpain to make an unpleasant situation as pleasant as I never thought possible- Not only hair and makeup but caring enough to go and buy scarves and picking just the right one-Taking pictures of all the flowers, putting the cards with each picture and the ribbon with each one- The video, and I just received the ornament in the mail (it made me cry) what a nice touch that I did not expect. I would like to wish all of you at Starks a very happy and safe holiday season.
I've put this off way too long, but I wish to thank you for your nice note you sent after the services for Jackie. She often said you were to be her first choice for her funeral. I will certainly recommend you to all.
Thank you all for helping the Adcocks celebrate Clive's life in such a beautiful way. A wonderful service! So many friends and family have said, 'that's what I want'.
We and our extended family are so appreciative of the assistance you provide to me and our mother, in so many ways, after her passing. It was a pleasure working with you.
There are simply no words to express my heartfelt thanks for the amazing services you provided to my family and I. Brent would have loved it. The service and entire staff are equally amazing as that night. Thank you for the beautiful urn and above all the sympathy towards us and the respect showed towards my late husband. We are all deeply grateful to you all.
With much heartfelt gratitude I want to thank you ever so much for the kindness, generosity and big hugs during a very grievous time. I appreciate the idea, suggestions and macaroons going through this process making the path so much easier. Family and friends all commented on how welcoming your "home' was and every detail attended to.
Working with you was the best idea I have ever had. You're the greatest and am still singing your praises. My grandma was sent off with the best tribute because of Starks. Thank you, thank you. I will always recommend your services to anyone that asks.
Thank you for the wonderful service you provided for the Wake of Louis Pannunzio.
In this time of such sorrow, it was a comfort to have you as well as you staff to help us make the arrangement with such care. We especially appreciated the different approach to the final farewell of our Dad who was more precious to us than the finest or biggest diamond.
The special attention to detail was wonderful; the photos, the DVD, the service of food and wine and the greeters at the door. Our friends and family were moved by the beautiful ambience of the event.
Thank you for your caring and sensitive manner in handling the funeral and burial of our beloved Lyman.
Your attention to detail and professionalism made the process effortless on our part.
The celebration of life was overwhelmingly received by our family and friends with praise for your staff and your beautiful facility.
The memorial CD, along with the framing and display of our pictures enabled everyone to remember Lyman and why we all loved him.
I know in my heart that Lyman also appreciated all that you did and agreed with our decision to use Starks Funeral Parlor.
Your warmth and sympathy will be remembered.
Just want to say thank you for providing the wonderful wake for our sister Kate last month. So very glad to have your 'parlor' available to our community! Please give our thanks to the staff!
Dear Shayneh, Since the wonderful evening we spent with you, I have received such wonderful feedback about you, your philosophy, and your commitment to caring. How blessed we all are to have you right here among us all, providing care, compassion and tenderness with everyone you encounter. Everyone I know is recommending you, without reservation. Thank you so very much for just a taste of the warm hospitality you provide for everyone. And thank you, too, for the delicious food
Thank you for a delightful evening at your funeral parlor. I was so impressed with your sensitivity, tenderness and respect for families and their loved ones. I have received several comments on how much those who attended enjoyed being there with you. You certainly helped my husband and me know that we will call you if and when we lose a loved one. Bless you in the tremendous service you are providing.
Thank you also for the wonderful food it was delicious.
Just a short note to say thank you for the lovely booklets on grief you sent to me.
Your kindness and personal attention you gave to me in my time of need, will be remembered always.
My heart is so incredibly grateful to you both for taking such good care of my brother, Clayton, my family and friends. You provided me with such comfort and peace of mind during what has been the most difficult time. You are truly a blessing to us.
Several people mentioned to my mother how impressed there were with your services and the comfort of the funeral home. You will have great success.
Please accept this as my sincere gratitude to you both and your wonderful staff and musician.
Thank you so much for making my Grandmothers services it was so calming and nice. It was wonderful to get to know you better. Thanks for treating my dad so wonderfully, he thinks the world of you and your children! May you always be blessed for the work you do!
On behalf of the Scharf family, thank you for the beautiful services you provided for Germaine Scharf.
We appreciated the solemn yet relaxed atmosphere and your great attention to detail. You cannot possibly know how much your work comforted us! Thank you again for everything.
Thank you for the wonderful experience you provided our staff yesterday. The ambience immediately enveloped us as we were able to see through your eyes, the beauty of the services you provide your clients, families and loved ones. We applaud you for living your dream and allowing families this gracious alternative to our culturally traditional funeral experience.
Thank you once again for taking the time today to meet with us, it is easy to see why you are so highly thought of, and we look forward to working with you in the future.
Thank you so much for your time yesterday! What an amazing couple you are. You rally seem to have found your niche and are working for it! We both were so impressed. Take care, and again Thank You!
Thank you so much for ministry, love and support for me and my family following Oscar's death. Every event turned out to be a great tribute to Oscar and so comforting to me and his grieving children. I'm so happy to have chosen to do the wake as it was a beautiful way to prepare for the funeral.
God Bless You All!
Everything was first class- the music, the food, the setting, the funeral, the burial-
Thank you so much for treating Mary with such love, respect and gentle care. It meant so much to us! You gave us so much comfort and made us feel like family.
Thanks for everything all of you were wonderful
We cannot thank each of you enough for the beautiful, personal and wonderful memorial and burial you hosted for Brian Barnard. Everything was perfect and meant so much to those closest to Brian and everyone who visited to say good-bye. Relay our warmest thanks to everyone behind the scenes and those we worked with directly. Your hard work made a big difference at such a difficult time.
The journey to say goodbye to Charlie was long much easier because of your extreme kindness and support to all of the Thomas family- especially Brands and their 4 children. The dignity of your beautiful services was so comforting! We want to let you know you both touched our hearts in a special way.
So, from the bottom of our heats, deep thanks and gratitude,
Mom looked so beautiful, and you created a comforting environment where we were able to say our final goodbyes. We also appreciated how much help you provided our Dad in finding just the right urn, taking care of all the details, and delivering everything to him personally.
These extra details helped so much during this sad and difficult process.
Thank you for your kindness and sensitivity and for taking food card of our mom, Lilly, and our family during this difficult time
The best thing, though, was the thoughtful card you sent on his birthday. My family and I were just taken aback at the strength of emotions we went through on his birthday, and the anticipation of the anniversary of his death has been very stressful for all of us. I read the card to my daughters and they were comforted as well. You are all in our hearts for the beautiful way you've handled this year.
You have been a warm comforting support for me following the loss of my mom. The holidays are tough. I used to pick mom up daily and now, during the holidays, her absence is more pronounced. Each of us have a very short time here. Thanks to each of you for enhancing my life experience.
You made our broken heart journey from California that much easier. Thank you so much!!!
We have reminisced so much on all the special things you did for us. The gravesite was so beautifully decorated and sweet Brady stood by us so patiently as we focused our thoughts, placed Mom's ashes, prayed, cried, laughed, hugged and just sat round spending time with each other. Without a doubt, it was the best funeral experience I've ever been to. Thanks to all of you and your wonderful accommodating manner.
I can't begin to tell you how incredibly touched and overwhelmed I was by how perfectly you displayed Mom's memorabilia. From the bowling balls at the doorway, the star hanging in the entrance and the special room that honored her was unbelievable.
In my wildest dreams I never could have imagined such artistry, elegance and tenderness. From the exquisite frames on all our pictures, the display of all her treasures, the superb photo DVD and delicious food and gorgeous facility, it was absolutely PERFECT. So many people have written and spoken of what a wonderful tribute you did for my mom and what a perfect place we found for celebrating my mom's life. I feel so blessed we found you and continually thank my lucky stars for you being in my life at that time.
May I elaborate...The food was sensational--okay, I didn't eat anything until the very end, but wow! Kudos to the chef. Everyone LOVED the food. The live music was awesome, just what mom would have loved to dance to. The slide show of mom's pictures was AMAZING. I can't imagine the time it took to put that together--Holy Cow!
The service and your staff was unbelievably accommodating and so family friendly. Where did you find such a sweet group of people? The entire facility was absolutely beautiful from top to bottom. We over extended our stay by a couple of hours, but you were all so sweet to let us unwind and gather ourselves after the informal service. Thank you for letting us stay and enjoy your beautiful home as long as we did.
But then....your thoughtfulness didn't stop there. Not only did you pack all the items up...(I can't imagine how much time it took just to take all the pictures out of the frames) but you delivered them to our home. Who does that?? THE AMAZING PEOPLE FROM STARKS! And there, amongst mom's things were gifts abounding. Thank you, thank you for the DVD of all of mom's pictures. What a special, special treasure to have. You even gave me those two CDs of gorgeous music, which I play all the time. However, the thing that brought tears to my eyes and even a deeper appreciation and gratitude for you was that sweet letter you wrote about Mom's birthday and if we needed any emotional help or guidance you would be there to help. In all my live long days, I have never known such kindness and such giving people. My goal in life is to be like you!
There are no words to describe my gratitude and appreciation for all you did for me and my family. I will remember you forever in the most special place in my heart. I feel I owe you so much. I also feel blessed to have experienced you in my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for all that you did and all that you do for people going through difficult times in their lives. You are truly AMAZING and I love you for what you did for us.
Bless your Hearts.
May you continue to be blessed in every way
P.S. and the hearse → Nirvana