Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Richard W. Taylor

    August 09, 2017

    Thank you for the tender loving care you gave me, my husband, and our families. Everything was perfect. Marie Taylor Read more

  • Owen Barrus

    Dick and Duane, Thank you for all that you were able to do for use in watching over Owen and our family. Everything was so nice and it was a nice tribute to Owen. Thanks again for everything especially your friendship. Sherrry Owen Read more

  • William Scott Hall

    February 21, 2017

    I give these guys at 10! They were all so wonderful and helpful. Sandra Hall Read more

  • Alice Smith

    January 30, 2017

    Dear Russ and Staff I just wanted to thank you all for your kindness, patience and professionalism in taking care of mom and our family at mom's passing. As you know, it's a difficult time for families, and you really made thing go so smoothly during this process. Thank you a hundred times over! Sincerely Amy Ladd and Family Read more

  • Colleen Dalton

    January 23, 2017

    Dear Russ and All: Thank you for your excellent care of my mother, Coleen Dalton. We really appreciate your working with us and your advice on my moms final arrangements. Very Best Wishes, Paula McFarland Read more

  • Robert Cobb

    January 18, 2017

    Dear Russ, Duane and Staff. Words cannot express how much I appreciate everything that was done, not only for Robert, but for our family and for the perfect funeral. You didn't forget a thing. The day for our family was very memorable. You all are the best! Elaine and Family Read more

  • Dorothy Mckeehan

    November 03, 2016

    Arvin, There are no words to express how much we appreciate all you have done for all of us and our family. We would have never made it through all of this so worry free if not for you, Sheryl and your wonderful staff. Oh how we love you!! Bev and Carolyn Read more

  • Mary E. Fridley

    August 31, 2016

    Many thanks to your staff that was there when my family needed help. We all agreed that we could not have found anyone that could have handled Mary and our family in such a caring manner. Thanks from the Fridley Family. Read more

  • Carolyn Kay Landis

    August 31, 2016

    Duane gave myself and my kids a tour of the cremation area and seeing the process was very comforting. Robert L. Read more

  • Bette-Jane Chappell

    August 31, 2016

    Matt was professional, polite, respectful, thorough, and pleasant! Great personality. I would not change anything for my own services. Randi A. Read more

  • Clair Tracy

    August 12, 2016

    Dear Serenity Funeral Home, Thank you for your exemplary service and compassionate care of our family in the loss of our father, Clair Tracy. Russell Atkin followed through personally to see dad was treated with respect and honor. All of the staff gave us kind and considerate service. Sincerely, Rosalie Tracy Read more

  • Donetta Anderson

    August 08, 2016

    We wanted to tell you how much we appreciate all you did to help us with our mothers funeral. You were so helpful, kind and compassionate and it made things so nice and easy. Thank You! Read more

  • Fred Hillsman

    August 03, 2016

    Dear brother Atkin, I want you to know that your services to Fred was beyond! Fred had not looked like himself for a long time. It was a relief to see him one again. The burden of sorrow was lifted for all of us. God bless you for that. Thank you for your great integrity. Love, Claudya Hilsmann Thank you again I will always remember you. Read more

  • Mabel Ulibarri

    August 02, 2016

    We were treated with such love and respect from Duane he made this difficult time in our lives a little more bearable. My sisters and I can't say enough nice things about this wonderful man! We also need to mention how helpful and friendly Chris was. Thank You! Jeanette Wright Read more

  • Shirley Wix

    June 22, 2016

    Dear Russ and Serenity Funeral Home Staff, We want to thank you for everything you did for us and our momma in facilitating, and arranging for her services in Meeker, CO, in caring for her. and in helping us to get through a very difficult and painful time. You provided a real comfort through it all. Sincerely, Shirley Wix's family Read more

  • Herb Patterson

    April 04, 2016

    Russell and staff, Thank you very much. You were very nice to me and my family when we came to you for help. You made things easier for us and helped us get through a hard time in our life. Thank you will all my hear t- Sincerely, Dottie Patterson Read more

  • James Reeve

    February 09, 2016

    Mr. Kerry Gubler gave our family caring guidance while planning the funeral and during the funeral service. He was so helpful in meeting submission time for the newspapers, death notice, and obituary. Thank you Kerry Elaine Reeve and Family Read more

  • Karen Moore

    January 06, 2016

    Just a note to thank you for your kindness during the time of making arrangements for Karen. We were so impressed and blessed to have found Serenity. Thank you Chris for your honesty and treating us with such kindness. Lara C. Read more

  • Dorothy Christine Provstgaard

    January 06, 2016

    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gorgeous job you did on my Mothers program, especially on such short notice. You were vital, and are amazing at what you do. Serenity was amazing to us, and honored our mother. She was treated with such love in body, and in spirit. Thank you all. Much Love~ Jen and Shane Langley Read more

  • Joan Davenport

    November 06, 2015

    Duane, thank you so very much for your kindness and assistance as we made the arrangements for mom's funeral and burial. It was so comforting to have help that was both professional and kink. We will always remember and appreciate your assistance. Love, Gerald, Louise, & Barb Read more

  • Ryan Wooley

    May 15, 2015

    To all our friends at Serenity, Wow- it has been a year coming this week since we lost our sweet Ryan. We want to thank you for the special care that you took in taking care of him. I'm sure in his case, being a donor made it a little different. We appreciate you making us as family feel as if he was the only one. Thank you for your kind words you gave us as we were going through such a tragedy. We all commented on how sweet you all were to us. Thanks for your loving care, especially to our Ryan. May the Lord bless you all, Todd and Peggy W and Family Read more

  • Alexxiss Prince

    May 15, 2015

    I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did with Alexxiss. I am the best friend of the mother Debbie. You are so very kind. You made sure that everything she wanted was taken care of. Thank you for helping us with the hand mold and her hair. the makeup you did on Alexxiss was perfect. I just want you to know that you were a bright spot during a bad time. Your kindness and sensitivity will never be forgotten. You took great care of Alexxiss and the entire family. Saying thank you just doesn't seem like enough. Best wishes to you. Thank you for evertthing. The McPhilomy and Prince families. Read more

  • Janice Jackson

    May 15, 2015

    Thanks for all your kindness and help with my sisters graveside service. I appreciate all your support my time of need. Sincerely Myrna S. Read more

  • Ralph Frias

    May 05, 2015

    Dear Russ: I want to thank you, once again, for everything you did for Ralph and me to make this time in my life as peaceful as possible. Due in great part to your careful planning, everything proceeded flawlessly last week. The mortuary staff in Alexandria were very attentive and kind, and Ralph’s service was beautiful. He was buried in a serene, beautiful section of Arlington with military honors, and I know that he is now at rest. Please know that, should the occasion arise, I will highly recommend you to others. Please also know that what you do, and how you do it, makes an enormous difference for the good in people’s lives. With gratitude and best wishes, Janine Read more

  • Alexxiss Prince

    May 05, 2015

    Dear Mr. Atkin I just wanted to send a little note to tell you how much we appreciated the extra services you offered so willingly for my nieces funeral. You went above and beyond what is expected with your generous time and resources. And you were so patient with the "crowd" that was there. I wish you and your business success! Sincerely Merlene Lanier Read more

  • Kathleen Rose

    July 07, 2014

    Dearest Duane, Forgive me for being so tardy with my appreciation for all you did for me and Mom. Things got piled up on me here, seeing to her business and cleaning out her apt. I don't know what I would have done without you! you are one of the kindest and most sincere and compassionate persons I've met. Your gentle open hearted guidance made this sad journey truly memorable. It was wonderful to see old friends and long lost cousins at the graveside. Again, my sincere thanks for all you did - and do for others - for me. May you continue to comport those who cross your path, as you did me. Fondly Lana Read more

  • Denton Jones

    May 28, 2014

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!... Thank you so much for everything you guys really made a difficult time so much more do-able. Love the Jones family- Randy Julie and David Read more

  • Janet Nay

    April 24, 2014

    Dear Russ Thank you for all you have done to help me prepare Aunt Janet's funeral. I appreciate the respectful way she was cared for. I know this sounds weird - but she looked better than she has for quite a while. Your staff has also been very helpful. Please let them know I appreciate all they have done also. Thanks Judy B. Read more

  • Schmitt

    March 20, 2014

    We are greatly appreciative of all your help in our situation. Great Thanks Melissa Schmitt Thank you SO much for taking care of both our dad and our family. We had a great experience with you. Melanie Schmitt Thank you for everything, especially helping my sisters. You are wonderful people. Kevin Schmitt Read more

  • Covington

    March 20, 2014

    Dear Kerry and Patricia, Russell and Duane, You served us and our father at the time of dad's passing with such kindness and caring. We so appreciate all you did. It was a very fitting end to his time on this earth. Our love and thanks. Gary & Marsha Wells and the Covington Family Read more

  • Simpkins

    March 20, 2014

    Duane and Russ, Words cannot express our appreciation for you loving, gentle caring guidance through this most painful loss of our much loved John. He was our rock and will be dearly missed. We couldn't be more pleased with all your service. Also thank you for your donation to Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Simkins Family Read more

  • Runyan

    March 20, 2014

    I would just like to thank everyone for their extraordinary service at what was the worst time of my life. Extraordinary in the sense that the personal service and kindness overshadowed the sadness. Duane, is remarkable, uncannily kind and well suited to his profession. Russ is also amazing. Chris is absolutely a joy to work with. Thank you Cremation Center of Southern Utah fo aiding me at a time I had no sense at all. Michael R. Read more

  • Pam Palmer

    March 20, 2014

    I want you to know how much I appreciated you coming to our home and helping with the planning of my funeral arrangements. You were thoughtful, very personable as well as professional. I thank you also for answering my questions about the process of preparation- I find it fascination and commend you for your dedication to you profession and the sensitivity to others. Love to you. Pam P. Read more

  • Persinger, Charles

    March 20, 2014

    Duane, When our family needed comfort most you walked into our life. You truly are one of God's angels walking on earth. Thank you for taking and caring for our Charlie throughout the passing process. In gratitude, the Persinger Family Read more

  • Horizion Hospice

    November 25, 2013

    Dear SereniCare Friends, Thank you for your kind hospitality to our volunteers. I was so impressed at how beautiful everything was set up and all of your hard work. You always so everything first class. You are my favorite mortuary in the world! We all love you at Horizon Hospice Specialists. Thank you for the tour, the food, and your presentation and friendship. Sherri L. and volunteers. Read more

  • Cheryl Lou Smith Heaton

    November 25, 2013

    Dear Russ, Our family would like to thank you for the tender and professional care you gave to our daughter and mother, Cheryl. We were not familiar with your staff and services but had been assured by a friend that everything would be handled with utmost care. When we met you the evening Cheryl passed away, it was like greeting dear family members. You and the man with you showed great compassion and tenderness to a grieving family. Even though we knew Cherly would be leaving us, it was very sad and somewhat traumatic for her young children. Thank you for allowing all of us to take the time we needed to say goodbye. We were so touched by the careful way you prepared Cheryl to take her to the funeral home. None of us had ever personally be in a room when a deceased person was taken away and the gentle way you handled Cheryl's mortal remains was so kind and careful. Thank you for the hours spent preparing Cheryl for our family to help dress her, apply makeup, and then for the hours spent at the chapel prior to and during the funeral and at the cemetery. Thank you again for everything you did to help us at such a sad time for our family. Sincerely, Mary Anne S. and Chery's children. Read more

  • Louann Hardy

    November 25, 2013

    Thank you so much for making the passing of Louann so wonderful and beautiful. Everyone on you staff is just amazing. Your professionalism and friendly manner that you give is just outstanding. Thanks again Janet H. Read more

  • Norman Smith

    September 11, 2013

    My dad, Norman Smith, will be having his services this Saturday, you posted his obituary today and his tribute website is already lighting up with wonderful comments and photos from people who knew him in grade school. I am refreshing the page obsessively and it is bringing me so much joy in such a dark time. What a beautiful and amazing idea! Thank you so much for this thoughtful gift to my family! Lynsee Smith Read more