The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Bevis Funeral Home and Cremation Services. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“Todd Wahlquist and the Bevis family are the finest of human beings. Their compassion, hard work and professionalism cannot be topped. They have stepped forward twice now to help us with the funerals, memorials and burials of our dad (2019) and now our. Mom (2021.). They make the difficult seem easier and the “impossible” “possible.” They provided the exact celebrations of life that our parents would have wanted, and always with a gentle and kind touch. We felt heard, accepted, supported and comforted every step of the way. We know that that our mom would have been so pleased with the Hawaiian traditions we were able to practice and share at her funeral. Todd and the Bevis family made it possible for us to cherish our beautiful, Hawaiian mother in a way she would have wanted...and all during a sad and tragic pandemic that has some people almost paralyzed with fear. The Bevis family helped make it seem as normal as possible, while keeping the environment as safe as possible! The Tucker Ohana will ALWAYS hold a special place in our hearts for Todd and the Bevis family. Mahalo nui.”

Nani Urie January 30, 2021

“Dear Rocky, Just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to you and your staff (Gary Whitley, Elizabeth Emmanuel, Ruben Garcia, and Susie Mozolic) for assisting me and my family with the disbursement of my mother’s ashes on July 5th, 2016. Thank you for your kindness and generosity as we try to make sense of the loss of our sweet Teagan. Your staff, especially Susie, was exceptional and provided us with care, comfort and support. May God bless you for your thoughtfulness and giving heart”

Patrick and Jenni Sullivan June 30, 2017

“Dear Kelly, Rocky and all others I do not know… We wanted to thank you all so much for assisting our family to be in one place again. You have been such a blessing to us. We are so grateful to God for leading us to you. We know you are continually blessing others as well. We thank you so much! You are very special!!”

Joe Fischer and Lynne and Jenny Mulder June 29, 2017

“Thanks, Todd.”

The Gene Gause Family May 22, 2013

“Dear Rocky & Friends at Bevis Thank You so much for the gift to Big Bend Hospice for the Tree of Remembrance in Memory of Charles. That meant a lot of me.”

The Hall Family August 29, 2012

“Thank you so much for all you did for us at the time of Delmar's death. You really did a great job makin him look so good. And I want to thank you for the gift you gave to Hospice in memory of Delmar.”

The Smith Family November 23, 2012

“Dear Rocky, Elizabeth and Friends, Thank you so much for contributing the beautiful cheese and veggie platters for our Mother's Day Service of Remembrance. Although we did not have a huge crowd this year, those that attended expressed gratutude to BBH for providing the service. In turn, we would like to express our appreciation for supporting us last night and throughout the years. It was a pleasure meeting you Elizabeth and hopefully we can meet again!”

Pam & BBH Bereavement Team May 10, 2013

“Dear Rocky & Staff, Thank you so much for your generous gift to Big Bend Hospice you gave in memory of our Mom. We all truly appreciate all you & your staff did to make our Mom's service very memorable and loving. It is so special to us to know how many people loved Mom! We thank you!”

The Wood Family November 04, 2012

“Thank You all for helping to ease the loss of my loving husband. You made the day so much more bearable & I appreciate you all so much.”

The Kilmer Family

“Thank you so much for your gift to the 2012 Hospice Tree in memory of Tricia. Hospice certainly was a confort to her, as well as her sisters. Please accept my sincerest gratitiude to you and Elizabeth, at a time where kindess and direction was needed the most. We miss her terribly, but know she's peacefully in God's good care now.”

The Family of Patricia Lee November 14, 2012

“Todd and Bevis Staff, Our family was very pleased with the way you handled Don's service. The extra touches such as the large portrait framed, the slide show, even the key chain with Don's image and light along with the graciousness of those involved with the services were very much appreciated.”

The Johnson Family January 20, 2012

“I came to you over a month ago and asked what florist you used as I was going to ut flowers in my church at Northwoods for Veterans Day in honor of my late husband Roy. When I went to Englands Florist to order the flowers they told me the bill was taken care of. What a wonderful blessing you are. I thanked you in person but wanted to wait till after Veterans Day to tell you what a beautiful spray of flowers. When they delivered them to the church on Friday morning, I was there. They opened the van doors and I saw the most beautiful spray of flowers I ever did see. I cried. Today in church, the roses that were in the arrangment were opened just right and everyone raved about the flowers. People were taking pictures. What a wonderful man you are. Roy had the most beautiful funeral. I still get compliments. Words cannot say enough to thank you. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

The family of Roy McLendon November 12, 2012

“Thank you Susie! You were a tremendous help through this difficult time. Your forty six years of experience really showed. You anticipated things before we had a chance to even think about it. I can recommend you to anyone! Vick Miles”

Vick Miles December 30, 2020

“Dear Todd, We want to thank you again for the kindness you showed to us as you led us through the most difficult time of our lives. You were gentle and most accommodating. We appreciate everything you did for us.”

Ray and Mary Alice Phelps June 29, 2017

“Dear Rocky, On behalf of our family, I want to thank you, Kelly and Susie for helping our family when mom passed away last month. Your kind and professional services were a great blessing to all of us. The fact that Susie was willing to come to my parent’s home last year to “pre-plan” the funeral, and the care and concern that you and Kelly showed for my dad – the day after mom passed, is deeply appreciated, as is Kelly’s concern and empathy as our daughter Kristin, did mom’s hair and makeup. I will be sure to recommend your services to member of our congregations Be blessed my friends!”

Pastor Teryl W. Todd June 29, 2017

“Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on Mom's funeral. You have been a true friend to our family.”

The Boyd Family August 02, 2012

“My family would like to thank you all for the care, concern and professionalism you showed at the time of my Mom's death. You all made us feel that Mom was in good hands and we really appreciated your service in making everything come together. We also thank you for the contribution you made to Hospice in her memory.”

Horne Family December 02, 2012

“The Lee Graham family is grateful for your services at his funeral and burial. Because of your kindness we ewre able to rejoice and give thanks. Thank you also for your contribution to Hospice in Lee's Name.”

The Lee Graham family November 18, 2012

“My family and I would like to thank you very much for making a donation to the Big Bend Tree of Remembrance in memory of William J. Roberts. We appreciate your kindness and generosity.”

The Roberts' Family January 02, 2013

“Dear Rocky and Tholley, Our family would like to express our appreciation for your thoughtful request to Batesville's Living Memorial to plant a tree in Ridgway's memory. We have had many nice compliments on Ridgway's memorial service (Thanks to you)”

The Coe Family March 20, 2013

“Thank you for the Complimentary "A Season for Healing. A reason for Hope" journals. Elder Care definitely has a market to distribute these books whether its to our meals on wheels recipients, Elder Day Stay families or through our Case managers. We appreciate your generosity and look forward to working with you in the future. Sharon Davidson”

Sharon Davidson

“Thank you so much for your kind and compasionate care during these last few weeks. We are all so grateful for eveything.”

The Kennedy Family October 14, 2012

“Dave, Thank you for the excellent care of Dad's funeral. Everything was beautiful. Tony, Bonnie and I really appreciate your time and thoughtfullness thru everything. God Bless.”

Bevis

“Bevis Crew, Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers! They are gorgeous and such an unexpected treat. Know that we very much appreciate all you do as well, and we are so happy to be working with you all. Hope you all have a wonderful day (because you have certainly made Sally's and mine!) Thanks again, Tracey”

Tracey April 02, 2013