Testimonials

Founders Message

Dear Guest,

I know this time in your life is difficult and I know the added stress planning a funeral service for your loved one entails. At ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Homes, I personally ensure that all of our staff are highly trained and prepared to answer any and all questions you might have. My goal is to provide this community with the best services possible and to offer only the highest level of excellence through our dedication, experienced staff and our facilities.

For more than 38 years, we’ve had the opportunity to help North Texas families provide their loved ones with the funeral services they need. Through my experience over the years, I have discovered that this community wants cremation and burial options that are affordable, dignified, simple, and directed by trusted, knowledgeable professionals. It is with confidence and pride that I am able to fulfill these wishes at ARIA Cremation Services & Funeral Homes.

I have established several different packages to make this process simpler for your family while maintaining the ability to accommodate the unique wishes of your loved one. We also offer a wise selection of urns and burial products that you can choose from in order to most appropriately honor their life.

I have licensed funeral directors standing by and ready to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When you are ready for our services just know we are here to guide you and discuss the ceremony and how your loved one would have wanted to look.

I am sincerely saddened for your loss – please let my staff or I know how we can be of help in any way.

Sincerely,

John P. Brooks


Conrad Goodman

Dear Aria Staff,

Losing a loved one can be very stressful. After 47 years of blessed marriage, I learned through Hospice that my wife was expected to pass away. I contacted you regarding Lydie’s cremation.. then met Crystal and Amanda at your facility.

We then met to help plan ALL of the necessary preparations for Lydie’s service.. including her cremation, choice of urn, music and slide show, photograph presentation, laminated photo cards, sign-in book plus death certificates and coroner’s report.

Your careful, step-by-step planning helped make this final goodbye to Lydie an unforgettable tribute for her, for me and more than 50 invited friends, each of whom took home a beautiful memory.

Heartfelt thanks, Conrad Goodman

February 26, 2013

Aria Preston Road


Christa Cooper

Dear Aria Staff,

I contacted Crystal Bovaird nearly two years ago when my father’s health declined dramatically. She sat down with me and helped me plan so that the major preparations for his funeral and burial (yes, burial) were not left to the last minute. It was evident that she was honest, compassion and respectful of her clients’ loved ones.

We were blessed to have Dad for 22 months after I first met Crystal and selected Aria. When I contacted her on that awful day last month, she handled everything with the utmost compassion. She made sure all the details were handled and even called just to see how I was doing. Crystal arranged for the most beautiful honor guard service at Dad’s grave site. We were all so moved; Dad would have been so proud and honored. I don’t know how she does it, but she is so compassionate and attentive to a family’s needs during the most emotionally painful time; she is truly a blessing.

I highly recommend Aria on Preston Road to anyone in need of this service. Aria and specifically Crystal helped us through some of our darkest days and made it possible for us to honor my father in the way he deserved.

Thank you,
Christa Cooper
May 19, 2013

Aria Preston Road


Wendy

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Crystal,
Words cannot convey the depth of appreciation I have for you. Peace of mind… thanks for helping me take care of my parents’ final wishes.  –  Wendy

May 2013

Aria Preston Road


Robb Beck-Bourne & Rayanne Duran

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Attn: Amanda

Thank you for all of your kind assistance, and helping to speed along this process while our daughter was still in town.

Robb Beck-Bourne
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May 2013

Aria Preston Road


Vicki Hamlett

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Crystal,
My family & I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us. We will forever be grateful.

God Bless!
Vicki Hamlett

May 2013

Aria Preston Road


Bossart, Mary

Dear Aria (NW Hwy.),
 
I’d like to say that Samantha was a very kind and empathetic person to work with. When my children and I walked into Aria it was very welcoming and intimate. I felt that Samantha explained everything thoroughly. I felt the prices were reasonable and we had options. I would certainly recommend your services to any friends that were interested.
 
Sincerely,
Mary Beth Bossart
June 7, 2013


JOHN MARTIN

My sister and I recently used Aria cremation services on Preston Road in Dallas
following the passing of our mother.   We were unsure what to expect in
such an emotional and difficult situation, and were pleasantly surprised
with our experience.

Crystal Bovaird worked with us and quickly dispelled our notion of the typical funeral director.  She led us through all of the steps in a very genuine and caring manner, and never did we feel that we were getting a “sales pitch” or being pushed into an upsell at a vulnerable time.  She was authentic and enjoyable, even in such a difficult circumstance.   The office is pleasant and bright as well, without the somber environment common to other such facilities.

I highly recommend Aria and Crystal for making a hard task easier,
and for helping us to feel we made a good choice for our mother.

 

John Martin
June 19, 2013

Aria Preston Road


Bruce Garrison

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To my Angels Crystal & Amanda,

Love, Bruce
July 10th, 2013

Aria Preston Road


Florica Oprea

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Aria NW Highway
June 21.2013
 
Shannon & Samantha,
Thank you both for all your kindness during such a difficult time.

Anca Oprea

 

 


Sherry Forster

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Crystal,

Thanks for your compassion, caring and love!

Sherry Forster
July 11th 2013
Aria Preston Road


Jarrett Lynch

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Aria NW Highway 
July 11.2013
 
Katie White & The Lynch Family


Jane Kirby

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Aria NW Highway
July 11,2013
 
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Kelli Martin – Preston

Hello,

My sister and I recently used Aria cremation services on Preston Road in Dallas following the passing of our mother.   We were unsure what to expect in such an emotional and difficult situation, and were pleasantly surprised with our experience.

Crystal Bovaird worked with us and quickly dispelled our notion of the typical funeral director.  She led us through all of the steps in a very genuine and caring manner, and never did we feel that we were getting a “sales pitch” or being pushed into an up-sell at a vulnerable time.  She was authentic and enjoyable, even in such a difficult circumstance.   The office is pleasant and bright as well, without the somber environment common to other such facilities.

I highly recommend Aria and Crystal for making a hard task easier, and for helping us to feel we made a good choice for our mother.

 

Kelli Martin
July 17th, 2013

Aria Preston Road


Bertha Thompson – Preston Rd

To Crystal Bovaird

Thank you so much for all the assistance. most of all thank you for helping me with the sensitive nature of working with the family. Things went well. All parties involve seem to be happy. Most of all Christine Houston received the dignified memorial of her life that she deserved. If I ever need this type of assistance in the future you will be my first call. Thanks again.

Sincerely ,
Bertha Thompson
July 21st, 2013

Aria Preston Road


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Dear Mr. Brooks,

Thank you for your kind letter of sympathy on the loss of my dad, John Montgomery Stubbs.  I was extremely pleased with every aspect of my experience with Aria and its employees.  And somewhat surprised, I might add-only because my father died at 5:42 pm on July 3, after hours on the eve of a national holiday.  I truly expected very little to happen until after that weekend.  What a great comfort it was to hear from Shannon the very next morning of July 4, advising me that she was already working on arrangements and laying out for me what I could expect to happen, and when.  The e-mails flew back and forth between the two of us that day and the next, as we worked through the necessary paperwork.  That was another peasant surprise, as I’d assumed from your website that faxing would be my only communications option.  That would have been a big inconvenience for me since I don’t have a fax machine.  I was delighted when Shannon offered to handle everything via e-mail.  Things were done so quickly, and efficiently, and in a very caring manner.  And though I understand your employees have little control over its timing, even the death certificate was completed much sooner than I expected.  Shannon kept me a well informed about where things stood at all times, in addition to helping me post two versions of my dad’s obituary (one for the newspaper, one for the web site), plus the slide show.  I was so thrilled to be able to post a longer obituary, plus pictures, on the Aria website.  So many friends and family who could not be here logged on and commented on how much they enjoyed it.  I did meet Samantha when I picked up my dad’s ashes; I suspect she was doing a lot of work in the background, as well.  She and Shannon transferred my Dad’s ashes to the urn I’d brought and were at all times very sensitive and professional.  The cookies they presented me with before I left were an unexpected but nice touch and made me smile.  Likewise, the color copies of my dad’s obituary that arrived in the mail last week were a welcome extra service.  Finally, I must compliment your driver who picked up my dad the evening he died.  I apologize I did not write down his name.  But as our first face-to-face contact with your company, I must say he did a stellar job – from his professional appearance, to the way he handled my dad, to the sensitivity with which he carried out his work.  He even shook our hands and assured me, before driving away, “Don’t worry – we’ll take very good care of your dad”. It was also my first experience with cremation, so I almost felt he was reading my mind when he said that.  So please pass along to all the members of your team our sincere thanks for everything they did to make this, our first experience with cremation services, such a positive and comforting experience.  We were most impressed, and very grateful, for their caring professionalism at every step of the way.

Sincerely,
Cecilia Stubbs Norwood
Daughter of John Montgomery Stubbs
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Patrick Briggs – Aria Preston

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Mr. John P. Brooks,

I am sure you get these letters from your clients from time to time but this one is a little different.

Recently our family lost its patriarch, moral compass and spiritual leader, Mary Lafaune Hull. She was a Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt Friend and so much more to so many. She lived her life teaching us all what it means to be unconditionally loved, forgiven and completely accepted and was an inspiration to everyone who she touched and enriched the lives of everyone who ever knew her.

I have tried to put to words the enormity of what you and Amanda have done for this family during what has been one of the worst times in all of our lives many times but am falling hopelessly short of conveying just what yours and Amanda’s generosity and kindness have meant to our entire family during this time. The peace of mind and comfort you and she have provided cannot ever truly be expressed in mere words but I want you to know your actions and consideration have been nothing short of a blessing to us all. you will never understand the depth of my appreciation for what you have done for our family. You have brought dignity and honor to her passing as she did to all of us through her life.

We had no idea where to begin in this process. We were guided with thoughtfulness, kindness and understanding the entire way. The outpouring of sympathy and caring was simply put, more than I expected and am overwhelmed by it. We could not have hoped for anything more in any circumstance and our collective thanks will remain understated regardless of how we try to express it.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you.

Sincerest Regards,
Pat Briggs

 

September 05, 2013
Aria Preston Road


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Peggy Harkey
August 31, 2013
Aria NWH Location


Chow Family – Preston Road

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Dear Crystal & Amanda,

We want you to know how much we appreciate your compassion, help and service to us during this difficult time. Thank you so much for being there for us.

Amanda,

Thank you for transforming the chapel into a place of peace and rest so that we were able to reflect on all that they meant to us. The room was beautiful, intimate and was exactly what we needed.

 

Warmest Regards,
Linda for the Chows

October 10, 2013
Aria Preston Road


Ronald Perrett – Preston Road

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Amanda,

I have been reflecting on all the aspects of my brother Ronnie’s passing in September and I thought about you and Aria.
Aria oversaw the cremation in Houston and transportation of Ronnie’s remains to Plano and we felt confident in the way it was handled.
When my parents and all of us first came to the offices, we were devastated.
You all provided a supportive, safe place, we felt protected and it made signing the necessary paperwork easier to take.
From the posting on your website to receiving Ron’s ashes everything went smoothly and without incident.

As for you personally, your manner, your sympathetic nature, who you are as a person is deeply appreciated.

 

Thank you,
Dan Perrett

Aria Preston Road


Kathy Walling – Preston Road

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Dear Crystal,

I was feeling a little overwhelmed when we met in advance of Mom’s death but
you quickly and quietly guided us through the process. Then when Mom passed
away, everything just fell into place. Your help and comfort were so needed
and appreciated.

Aria’s planting of a tree seedling in Mom’s memory was such a thoughtful gift.
Mom loved the outdoors and gardening was one of her passions. So the gift is so
appropriate and meaningful.

On behalf of Mom’s family, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support
during our time of sorrow.

Sincerely,
Kathy Walling; daughter of Helen Ward
October 2013

Aria Preston Road


Sheryl & Dusty Rhodes – Preston Road

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Dear Crystal and Amanda,

We want to tell you how appreciative we are for all your efforts and your abilities in handling our father’s memorial service.

Crystal, your honesty in pointing us in ALL the right directions was refreshing and also very loving. Making sure we didn’t spend unneeded monies, but at the same giving us the needed information and ideas to make Dad’s service special.

Amanda, your video was amazing. You did such a fabulous job. I can’t tell you how many people have told me that, even though they didn’t know my father before, they felt like they knew him now. You both are wonderful at what you do and we thank you.

Truly,
Sherry and Dusty; children of Joe Lane Rhodes
November 2013

Aria Preston Road


Judy & Bob Florsheim – Aria Preston Road

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Dear Crystal,

Thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism in helping us make final arrangements for my cousin, Bill. Placing his remains at the VA Cemetery was so respectful and peaceful it made it much easier to say goodbye. Bill’s final resting place is just perfect. I know he would be pleased. We rejoice in knowing he is in heaven with his family.

Again, thank you!
Judy & Bob Florsheim
Regarding William “Bill” Young
November 2013

Aria Preston Road


April Dickson – Aria Preston Road

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Crystal,

Your kindness in our time of sorrow was deeply appreciated. With sincere thanks and love for the sensitive, caring way that you and your staff took care of Barrett from the beginning. Thank you for your kindness in helping me through this difficult time.

April Dickson
Regarding her husband, Barrett Dickson
December 2013

Aria Preston Road


Phylis, Stephanie & Brad – Aria Preston Road

Dear Crystal,

You have been amazing to our family during this stressful time. Your compassion and professionalism were meaningful. The service last weekend in Cedar Rapids was great to be surrounded by family. It was a nice closure. Your kindness and support is greatly appreciated by the family of Glen A. Winn.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,
Phylis, Stephanie & Brad
Regarding Glen A. Winn, husband and father
December 2013

Aria Preston Road


Charlotte Miller Kennedy – Aria Preston Road

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Amanda and Crystal,

Thank you for walking me through the necessary details surrounding the proper care for my husband’s preparation for his final resting place. I know his remains are just the shed skin of a glorified body he lives in as he walks with Jesus. Thank you for your efficiency and supportive assistance during an extremely stressful time. Blessings on both of you!

Love and best wishes,
Charlotte Miller Kennedy; wife of Richard Powell Kennedy
January 2014

Aria Preston Road


Jesse Bean – Aria Preston Road

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January 13, 2014

Mr. James N. Sturgis
Vice President & Co-Founder
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252

Dear Sir,

Our services to our fallen firefighter brothers and his or her families is a sorrowful and painful time for all and we are faced with a multitude of physical and emotional issues every time we are called into service. It is very rare that we have an experience with the folks that are arranging the services that is any more than professional. That is fine of course and as it should be, but during the performance of our duties at Captain Ken Walton’s service we were faced with an exceptional young lady that went far above the normal as far as professionalism, courtesy and just outright friendliness.

Crystal was just amazing and I would like for her to be commended in some way for her exceptional treatment of the family and each member of my honor guard. I thought she might be one of triplets because every time I looked up she was arranging this, checking on that or taking care of another issue in the chapel, in her office or out with the family.

It is our intent and major goal to do all we can to bring respect to and for the passed fireman and to accommodate any request or need of the family and Crystal made our objectives much easier on this day.

Please let her know how much we appreciate her.

Respectfully,
Jesse Bean, Bell Captain
Dallas Retired Firefighters Honor Guard
Training / Personnel Officer

Aria Preston Road


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Dear Mr. Brooks,

     Thank you so much for the box of
products from The Smokehouse in New
Braunfels! This was totally unexpected-
and much appreciated.
 
     It was our blessing to be able to be with
our friends Jim Lewis (as he made arrangements
for his wife, Iris and Lu Turner (as she did
the same for her husband, Tommy) last week. 
 
    Both Shannon and Samantha were so
professional-yet personal-as they walked
our friends through the process of making
the final arrangements for their spouses.  
My husband, Herb, and I so appreciate
all that was done to make this stressful
time a pleasant experience.  We will not
hesitate to recommend Aria to any of our
friends.
 
Thanks again,
Marilyn Hamilton
 
ARIA NW Highway Chapel
214-340-8008

 


Abrahms – Aria Preston

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To Crystal & Amanda,

Thank you so much for all your help and kindness.

Signed Ms. Abrahms daughter, Mailan Ordone
February 12th 2014
Aria Preston Road


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Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home:

The family of Lorene Prewitt would like to express our gratitude for the professional care you provided for our family.  Samantha Watt was so welcoming and gracious each time I came in to confirm details for cremation.

This was our first experience with Aria and it was a positive experience in every way.  We are especially grateful for Samantha’s assistance in preparation of the two obituaries and her guidance through the entire cremation process.

We are thankful for the service you provide.

Sincerely,

Bob Prewitt
Cathy & Bill Manor
Patricia Prewitt
 
Aria NWH location


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Thank you Samantha-

You are really an asset to your profession – My family was large that day.  You answered all our questions kindly and caring.  You made a tough job easy.  The entire family was impressed.  We wish you continued success.

Thank you,

Eunice Aussicker and family

October 18, 2013


Bugayong – Preston Rd.

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Our Dearest Crystal,

Thank you so much for giving us the best service for my sister’s last journey!

Grateful forever,
Pam Bugayong

Have a Blessed Day…

 

Aria Preston Road
January 2014


Walton – Preston Road

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Dear Crystal,

Jodi & I want to thank you for everything you did for our dad (Kenneth Walton) and for us. Your ability to provide the very personal, yet competent, service was so much appreciated. You made a difficult time a little more manageable.

Best wishes,
Leah Teachout & Jodi Donohue

Aria Preston Road
February 2014


Mariani – Preston Road

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Crystal & Amanda,

When I think back on the beginning of all the funeral plans, I was so grateful to learn about Aria. Thank You so much for your kind hearted professionalism. From the calls, your service at the home after my mother passed… Thank you for letting me trust and entrust you with all that you helped me with.

The hardest part of this whole experience was handing over that beautiful urn… The time I had with it at my home and the memories I have of it on the altar at the memorial mass was forever endearing…

 

My appreciation,
Ginger

Aria Preston Road
February 2014


Johnson – Preston Road

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Dear Crystal,

The Johnson family truly appreciates all you did to help provide such a memorable service for mom. Everything was just perfect on Saturday. You were very organized and prepared to welcome us and our family and friends. It was a special time of celebration.

We also appreciated the services and professionalism of Aria Cremation Service. It was wonderful to have such peace of mind during the grieving process.

Thanks again for everything,
Janet Smith

 

Aria Preston Road
February 2014


Martin – Preston Road

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Dear Crystal,

Thank you so very much for helping my step-mother, sister and I in arranging for my parents to finally be buried together. This was a very important request my father made to my sister & I. Shirley, my step-mother, has been such an enormous blessing to my father these last 5 years and with out question an angel to my sister & myself and especially to my daughter who she considers her grand-daughter.

Sincerely,
Lisa Martin

Aria Preston Road
February 2014


Talbot – Preston Road

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Crystal,

There are no words to express my sincere gratitude for all of your assistance in my son’s death. You are a Godsend and an angel that was needed on my journey. Thank you for your kindness, compassion and caring. Please thank Amanda also for her assistance.

Juel

Aria Preston Road
March 2014


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Dear Samantha, dear Shannon,

The loss of a loved one is always a painful event in the cycle of life.  One is never fully prepared for it.  To find “Aria” was comforting, just to know that one would not be taken advantage of.  You were highly recommended by the police officer who came to our home with the First Responders.

I am so thankful for your professionalism, your calm and soothing manner, and for the arrangements you made with the Military to give my husband Full Military Honors at the Memorial Service.

I can’t thank you enough.

Sincerely,

Brunny Bell

May 2014


Mixon – Preston Road

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Thank you for directing the service for my father and mother and making a daunting task a little easier.
You have been very kind and thorough and I wanted to say thanks. Please share with Amanda as you two
ladies make a wonderful team.
Regards,
Lisa Mixon

Aria Preston Road
June 2014


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Shannon,

I swear you must be an Angel.  It’s taken me awhile to get to this and I apologize for the delay, but I know you understand.  When mom (Rogene Greer) died I was in a world of hurt.  Being with you through all of the decisions just made everything better.  Shannon, you made everything just a little easier to bear and I can’t thank you enough.

With love & gratitude,  
Constance Greer
 
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214-340-8008

 


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Samantha,

Thank you for your smile and tender care after my mother, Rogene Greer, died.  You folks were a real lifesaver for me.  Thank you, Thank you.

Warm Wishes,

Constance Greer

 

June 2014

Aria NWH


Silverado Hospice – Preston

Thank You Silverado Hospice

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home,

Thank you so much for your donation of flower arrangements to our Petals for Patients program at Silverado Hospice. With your donation we were able to create 10 new arrangements to deliver to our precious patients. Thank you again for your generosity and helping bring sunshine into our patients’ lives.

Sincerely,
Trisha Burns &
Silverado Hospice Volunteer Program

June 20th 2014

ARIA Preston Road


Franco- NWH

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Shannon & Samantha

Thank you for making this process easy on us, we really appreciate it.

The Franco Family

 

June 2014

Aria Northwest Highway


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Samantha and Shannon,

 

A very special thank you  for being so very thoughtful…from beginning to end.  As Jane stated for all to see.  Thank you!  from all, and you got to meet Dad.

Christine, Jane, Ann, David Moore

 

Family of Harris G Moore

July 2014

ARIA Northwest Highway


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Dear Samantha [and Shannon]:

I am so thankful for your kindness and attention, for the handling of Vic’s remains and paperwork.  Forever grateful to you.

Mr. Blanco

 

Aria NWHY

August 14, 2014


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Dear Samantha,

Thank you so very much for your help with my brothers memorial service.  I appreciate your cheerfulness and promptness.  Your suggestions and help with the music was just as I imagined for the memorial. I know my brother who is in heaven thanks you too!

Warm Regards,
Annette Leo

Family of Jack Ferguson
March 2015
Aria Northwest Highway


Neely Family – Aria Preston 04.26.2014

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Crystal & Staff,

You guys are the best!! On behalf of the Neely Family we want to thank all of you for your courtesies, your openness and your “beyond the normal” helpfulness you extended to us!!

Believe me – all the “extras” that you gave to Ron & I and our family was so very appreciated. We have already passed on your services and the wonderful care you gave us to some of our Dallas friends.

Thank you again!!

~ Irene & Ron

Aria Preston Road
April 26, 2014


Karvonen Family – Aria Preston Road 06.18.2014

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Crystal,

A long overdue thank you for your kindness after my husband’s (Bruce) death. Our small family is doing OK. Memories no longer bring tears, but a small smile. Hope you are doing well.

Take Care,
Mrs. Karvonen

P.S. really like your handwriting.

 

Aria Preston Road
June 18, 2014


Sanders Family – Aria Preston Road 07.14.2014

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Dear Crystal,

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and professionalism during a very troublesome time for us. I thought you might like to see the invitation created by our daughter for Sara’s “Celebration of Life”.

Sincerely,
Jack Sanders

 

Aria Preston Road
July 14, 2014


Jones Family – Aria Preston 07.24.2014

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Crystal,

Words alone do not describe our gratitude for all you’ve done for us during a difficult time. You made things run so smoothly, taking a load off our minds. The service you provided was exceptional, with your own personal touch added. Again, thank you for taking such great care of us.

Patrice & Patrice
(Family of Dimitri Keith Jones)

 

Aria Preston Road
July 24, 2014


Clover Family – Aria Preston Road 8.22.2014

Clover Family 2015

Dear Amanda and staff,

Thank you for all you did for me & my family during our loss of Kevin Clover. Your caring, patience & guidance was very comforting, especially giving me a hug when we met. It’s not easy doing what you do but I believe you are called. May God bless you in all you do.

The Family of Kevin Clover,
Kristi Pritchett

Aria Preston Road
August 22, 2014


Murray – Aria Preston Road 11.25.2014

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Crystal,

I cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make my dad’s funeral a seamless and beautiful event. You truly are a gem.

Sincerely,
Betty Murray

Aria Preston Road
November 25, 2014


O’Keefe Family – Aria Preston Road 01.2015

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Crystal –

Thank you so much for all your help and support with Steve’s service and cremation arrangements. Your caring and thoughtful attention made a very difficult time much easier for me and my family.

Cynthia O’Keefe

 
Aria Preston Road
January 2015


Sorber Family – Aria Preston Road 02.2015

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Crystal,

Thank you for everything. you made everything seem alright even though it wasn’t. We will always think of you & your family.

Donna Sorber & Family

 

Aria Preston Road
February 2015


Chow Family – Aria Preston Road 04.2015

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Dear Amanda,

Thank you for your care, support and service to our family during the past two years. It has not been easy, but you have helped us through this transition.

We hope you found success and meaningful experience in your fund-raising and raising awareness for struggling women.

Sincerely,
Chris and Linda Chow

 

Aria Preston Road
April 2015


Musick – Aria Preston 06.2015

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Dear Crystal,

I hope you are doing well! This thank you is long overdue! Bless you for all your help, guidance, suggestions, and cheerful kindness, both recently with mom’s service & arrangements, and when meeting with her there to make the plans and decisions in the first place. I think she would be pleased with the results! The flowers were gorgeous and it was fun to re-gift some of them to the home-health caregivers. Because of your expertise and understanding it was all a fairly simple and pleasant experience considering it was a sorrowful event. Thankfully, mom is suffering-free, liberated, whole and happy!

You are outstanding at your job and serve others more as a ministry. A very heartfelt “thank you” to you. Your love & support has been greatly felt and appreciated all along the way.

Gratefully,
Betsy Musick

 

Aria Preston Road
June 2015


Bellah Family – Aria Preston Road 06.08.2015

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Aria,

Thank you for your care for our family & especially our dad. You helped make an impossible time easier on us & we are grateful to you.

Sincerely,
The Bellah Family
(Jordan, Jacklyn & Andrew)

 

Aria Preston Road
June 8, 2015


Rochman Family – Aria Preston 07.2015

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Amanda,

Your sweet, loving, and compassionate personality made a most difficult time easier for all of us. Thank you for being such a gifted lady in doing what you do & being who you are.

~ Hebrews 6:10 “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown to Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.”

In His Love,
Jason Taylor & Family
Meredyth Rochman & Family

You will not be forgotten, sweet Amanda!

 

Aria Preston Road
July 2015


Bailey – Preston

Thanks1

Crystal: thank you for the great concern, honesty and integrity you showed in helping plan my Mom’s cremation. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

~ Jim & Kathie Bailey

Aria Preston Road
July 16, 2015


Henslee – Preston

Thanks2

Dear Crystal,

Thank you for all of your help with my dad’s cremation and funeral services. You and Aria’s support and professional knowledge is greatly appreciated. Also, thank you and Aria for the living memorial tree planting in honor of Dad, (Harold Henslee)! That was a complete surprise and so thoughtful. We appreciate all you did and all of your support! Thank you!

Jan & Mack Mixon
Mark Henslee

P.S. Both the funeral service in Richmond, TX and the memorial service in Amarillo went perfectly and were a wonderful way to honor Dad!

 

Aria Preston
August 17, 2015


Contella – Preston

Thanks3

Dear Crystal and Amanda,

Forgive me for taking so long to thank you both for the beautiful memorial service you put together for Tom.

Everyone was so impressed with the effort you put into making the service so memorable.

 

Thanks again for everything,

Marianne Berry

 

Aria Preston
September 21, 2015


Burton – Preston

Thanks4

Crystal –

Losing my mom Dianna Burton this time last year was extremely hard on me & my family. Your support & kindness while helping with her arrangements was so very thoughtful

Thank you –
Kathy Dinger and Family


Richardson – Preston

Thanks5

Crystal,

Thanks so much for taking great care of me during this time of sadness.

God Bless,
Vicki Hamlett

 

Aria Preston
October 21, 2015


Gigowski – Preston

Thanks6

Amanda & Crystal,

You two are simply amazing! The help & guidance you gave me during the rough time really helped. Not sure how I would have made it without y’all!

You even put up with my dog. If there is anything I can do in return, let me know!

With great thanks,
Rick Gigowski

 

Aria Preston
October 22, 2015

 


Wheless – Preston

Thanks7

Amanda,

Thank you so much for the thoughtful, thorough and comforting approach you took as you guided us through the process of preparing for our dad’s remembrance. You are truly blessed to be able to bring such calm and reassurance during a difficult time. We will remember you always.

Love,
The Wheless Family
Lindy, Wendy, Wes & Jon

 

Aria Preston
November 5, 2015


Jerry Bell – Preston

Thanks8

Crystal,

Thank you so much for making my father’s funeral arrangements so beautifully and as pain free as possible.

Love,
Dona Gripp

 

Aria Preston
November 11, 2015


Kosman – Preston

Thanks9

Crystal,

Words cannot express my deep appreciation for the way you handled my wife’s services. It was all handled so beautifully. I was honored to work with you during such sensitive times. You made it easy and wonderful. I am humbled by your caring nature. You will always be held dear to my heart.

Your friend,
Rick Kosman

Aria Preston
November 25, 2015


Kosman 2 – Preston

Thanks10

Amanda,

Thank you so much for your kind and caring nature. The work you did on my wife’s services and presentations were simply beautiful. I am humbled and honored to know you. I will always be your friend. I hear there are “angels on Earth with wings under their skin”. You’re an angel. You girls make the tender times bearable.

Much love,
Rick Kosman


Garcia – Preston

Thanks11

Amanda,

Thank you so much for taking care of me & my sister during the loss of our beloved mother. You were such an amazing, compassionate person! Here’s a little something from us.

Sincerely,
MaryLou Garcia and
Mary Navarro

 

Aria Preston
January 8, 2016


Desai – Preston

Thanks12

Crystal,

Thank you so much for all of your help, advice and support. Your guidance helped us to make decisions during this difficult time. We know that Harshad would have been happy to know that we were in such good hands.

Respectfully,
Prafulla, Sujata & Amit

 

Aria Preston
February 2016


Thomas – Preston

Crystal,

Thank you so much for making this difficult time so much easier. The ceremony was beautiful & very fitting for Michael. You & your staff made everything go so smoothly. It’s so hard when it’s unexpected & you have NO IDEA what to do & you feel so lost. I can’t thank you enough!

Love,

Pam Thomas

Aria Preston
March 2016


Blommer – Preston

(Addressed to Crystal)

Thank you so much for all you did to make our time after Alan’s passing bearable. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and the care you took in guiding us through the funeral process. We will always remember your kindness. The funeral was a great comfort to us and the care you gave our “loved one” meant so very much.

Thanks again.
Alan Blommer Family
Mary, Alan Jr., Scarlet & Roy Shaina, & Ashley

Aria Preston
March 2016


Albright – Preston

Amanda,

Please know how much your support has meant to us. You have a generous and loving soul and I hope you will accept for you and your family a small gift of appreciation for all your services.

Words can only express a fraction of the gratitude I feel for having known you in our great losses of Eric and Melanie Albright.

May God bless you and yours richly and fully.

Kathleen Cherry

 

Aria Preston
April 2016


Thomas – Preston

Dear Crystal,

Thank you so much for all your expertise and guidance with our sister-in-law Pam & Michael Thomas’ funeral arrangements. Everything was lovely at his viewing and we really appreciate your knowledge of the veteran’s arrangements at the National Cemetery. – You made things easy for Pam at a very difficult time – especially having no plan in place! We’re very fortunate that Chaplain Brian at Medical City pointed us to you.

Please know you mean so very much when families need you the most 🙂

– Suzie Thomas

 

Aria Preston
April 2016


Wallace – Preston

Amanda Clement & Pastor Jerry Hays,

Thank you both for being so amazing to my family & I. You made a really difficult time for us seem so much more easier. I appreciate you both so much and everything you’ve done and said. The professionalism, kindness, dedication, and pure genuine hearts shown to us have been refreshing. I can’t thank you enough! I know my mom was there in spirit that day, and you both made her day of remembrance that much more special. Thanks, again, from the bottom of my heart!

<3 Rusty, Heather, Time, Ethan, Hannah & Jacob

 

Aria Preston
April 2016


Schafer – Preston

Dear Crystal,

Thank you for all of your help when I was making arrangements for my husband’s cremation. You were so compassionate and knowledgeable. you made a very difficult time much easier.

His ashes are now in the columbarium at our church – a beautiful place that I visit often. I appreciate your care and concern.

Blessings,
Kay Schafer

 

Aria Preston
May 2016


Downs – Preston

To Amanda; to the employees at Aria,

Thank you all for your compassionate care of our family after my father’s death. Since I have never been through a cremation before, I especially appreciated your care in helping me understand both the legal & physical processes involved.

Peace to you,
C. Downs

 

Aria Preston
August 2016


Palmer – Preston

Just a quick note…

I really appreciated all that personal attention you all gave my family and I. During this very difficult time. It couldn’t have been nicer. Thank you for also being so helpful.

Best Regards,
Laurie Palmer & Family

 

Aria Preston
November 2016


Freeman – Preston

Dear Amanda,

Thank you for handling all the nitty gritty details of mom’s service. You did a terrific job listening, being patient, and guiding us through the process. Of course your photo editing and DVD design were fantastic! Thank you so much for everything!

Hugs,
Becky Freeman

Aria Preston
December 2016


Hart – Preston

Hello, Dear Crystal and Amanda,

We do not have enough kind words to truly THANK you for all (so much) you did for us at the time of Dr. Phillip Hart’s death! We most surely could not have gotten through that sad time without you!! We are most, most grateful.

You are so thoroughly knowledgeable about all the facets of such a grievous situation. You were understanding and comforting and dependable in leading and assisting all of us. your friendly support and energetic efforts were true blessings to our family! We will always THANK and remember you.

Truly,
Mary Hart and the Family

P.S. We are anxious to recommend you and your service company to those in need.

 

Aria Preston
November 2017


Yelp Review-Northwest Highway

5 stars

I can’t say enough about how helpful and professional Dusty Martin, the funeral director at the Aria Cremation location on NW Highway has been. From my initial call, he was kind and informative. My friend died at home while on hospice and she was picked up in about an hour after receiving the call from the hospice nurse. The person who arrived to pick her up was also very professional/respectful and allowed us to take as much time with her as we wished. When I met with Dusty the next day about arrangements, he explained the process and options available without being pushy or trying to “sell” extras. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and, for example, was careful to be certain I understood the cost of the obituary I wanted and offered some options for reducing that cost if I wished. When I stopped by for another reason and started talking about some of the problems I was having with the pictures and media I hoped to use at a memorial lunch I was planning, he not only listened patiently but offered technology advice and let me use his personal media player.   I have had experience arranging cremations for four others using two other local companies, and this experience with Dusty at Aria has been by far the best one I have had.

The Peterson Family
Aria NW Highway
February 2018