This is a sincere thank you to the McFarland Family Funeral Home and all of the administration in recognition of Simon Lee, Gustavo Orozco and Maria Oropeza. Please accept out apologies for the delay in creating this and forgive us. Two sisters flew in to Burbank, CA in November, late Monday night from Texas, then drove to Bakersfield to be with their brother to represent the family during his last hours. There are seven siblings and Joshua was the only brother and the second oldest. Upon arriving at the hospital extremely late, they were tired but yet concerned and worried about him. being in shock of seeing him in the condition which he was in prior to his passing was a traumatic experience. After not going to the hotel but staying at the hospital all night into the late morning, they both left to get breakfast and then planned to take care of some of his affairs. During their breakfast, they decided to call a list of funeral homes which another sister researched and gave them (one being, McFarland Family Funeral Home.) Let us tell you why they chose McFarland Family Funeral Home. On their initial call and all other subsequent ones prior to losing him, they dealt firsthand with Maria. She was amazing to say the least! She understood the urgency in their voices as it was explained to her. She assured them that they would take care of everything and for them not to worry. Wow, did she mean what she said! Everything was very well taken care. She listened with great concern, wasn't rushed and answered all questions. She told them what they needed to do as this was their first time dealing with making plans such as this. They received a warm feeling of care from all the staff, yet professionalism. It was so fortunate that they called McFarland Family Funeral Home as they went above and beyond meeting our family needs. It was known that they were from out of state but they weren't taken advantage of for that reason but were treated totally the opposite. Simon, Gus and Maria, your care extended to those who have lost loved ones is phenomenal! We can't adequately put into words how much we appreciate all you did to help us through such a tough time as our situation was also unique as you may recall, yet you still took great care and did what was necessary. We truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Please continue the great work you do.