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.

When my Father, Pastor Roger Cochran, passed away it was a shock. We have always been friends with the Risher Mortuary Team through the years. We have sent many of our Church Parishioners to Risher during their time of loss, now it was my turn to personally go through the process. The Risher team were so gentle with my mother & I. Emotions were so raw, yet they were calm, attentive and helpful in all points. They were never pushy... their was a sincerely and genuine love in their hearts for us during this time. We continue to work with Risher Mortuary and we highly recommend them. The one word I could use to summarize the whole experience is, "Gentle". Thank you Risher Mortuary. I Love You Guys!

Pastor Andrew Cochran September 07, 2019

Risher Montebello Mortuary

Where do I even begin........never could I fathom that having to go through the motions of planning services for my dad would be so seamless and well thought out. Having the guidance and strength of Brittany right by my side, made the whole process more meaningful, less stressful and definitely more personal. My family and I cannot thank the Risher Mortuary family enough for providing an environment that parallels the comfort of one's own home. We gathered, we mourned, we laughed but above all, we felt safe and taken care of. That is something you can't always expect nor can you put a price on. I am so grateful for having been exposed to such amazing and caring people. Thank you for taking care of my dad from start to finish with such respect and profound grace. The services far exceeded what I could have even ever imagined. GREAT people doing God's work!!!

Melissa Villasenor-Galvan December 11, 2018

Risher Montebello Mortuary

I would like to thank the staff for being there and walking us thru a very rough and emotional time. They were always very helpful and had such a calm presence. I would also like to than Greg and Barbara Risher Welch for their experience in guiding us thru this whole process, from the time we first called from the hospital and handling everything that gave us a comfort level that we never had to worry about anything but our family. Thank you guys, and I would recommend your services to anyone who needs them. It sure let us concentrate on other things with one less worry.

Shane Cary September 06, 2018

Risher Montebello Mortuary

Thank you for all your help these last few months. I want to commend you, Kim, Brittany, and everyone at Risher for the way you balance sensitivity , friendliness, and practicality. I appreciate your good work, Steve Dutcher

Steve Dutcher

Risher Montebello Mortuary

Nancy, Your compassion that has never been forgotten. You made us feel very special, you touched our hearts.

Joann & Jenipher Valdepena

Risher Montebello Mortuary

My brother John and I would like to thank you and your staff for allowing us to see our mother = Dorothy E. Baker one last time before her funeral. Also the pastor Jesse Colon that you hired to handle gravesite prayers did an excellent job. Thanks again for everything. Sincerely, Bill Baker

Bill Baker

Risher Montebello Mortuary

Thank for your excellent handling of the arrangements for mom's cremation and memorial (Carol Faust). Your kindness, compassion, and professionalism went above and beyond and helped to make an already difficult time just a little bit easier. Take care.

Michelle Christenson

To all those at Risher Mortuary: We want to thank all of your staff for their excellent service and the compassion you had towards our family of Stella Dosamantes. Great job! May our Lord Bless all of you and your staff. Ed and Patti Dosamantes of His Vision Ministry.

Ed and Patti DOsamantes May 25, 2017

Risher Montebello Mortuary

Thank you to all who made this an encouraging and memorable day. The viewing at the redecorated chapel as well as the graveside service was truly a blessing to the family. Thank you one and all. Thank you Barbara for your leadership in guiding us through the many decisions that we had to make. Blessings to you all.

John Smyser

Nancy, Thank you again for the beautiful job you and the Risher Family did in honoring our Dad. My Mom, Eddie Jr, Patsy, Daniel and myself wanted to make sure you knew just how much we all appreciate everything you did for our Dad. I hope you know just how much our Dad treasured your friendship & how appreciative he was for every thing you did for his sister Carmen and brother in law Tony. Our family offers you our most sincere love & gratitude and are forever grateful to you. God Bless you. With all our love, Familia Perez

Familia Perez

Dalvys, It meant so much to me for you to help me with my uncle's arrangements and making everything perfect for my family. I will never forget your kindness during this difficult time. Thank you again. Friends always, Yvette Martinez


Dear Barbara, Thank you for all of your help during this most difficult situation. Your advice regarding Rose Hills was invaluable. Your direction helped us financially. May God bless you and your family as you continue to provide excellent service to all your clients.

Debbie Villalobos

Dalvys, There are no words that I can say to thank you so much for all you've done for my family and taken care of my Chula. We love you. -Rosa, Robert, Dora, Ruth and Liz

Ramos Family

Just wanted to thank you for everything you did to make this process easier for my mom and our family. It was truly appreciated! Jill Mcfill & family

Jill McFall

Special thanks to you Barbara. I am blessed to have you in my life in a time of need. Also, thank all of your staff. They were also a blessing. May God bless you and your family and all that you do. I do believe in Angels. Love, Sandy Reyes Family

Sandy Reyes Family

Dalvys, thank you for handling my uncle with the utmost care. My sister and I appreciate all you have done. Thanks again for going above and beyond. Sincerely, Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia

Thank you Barbara for your thoughtful request of a living tree memorial in my Mother's honor. Just knowing that a living tree will continue to grow in a forest somewhere in the country is a real tribute to my mom and it shows your great kindness towards others in grief. Yours sincerely, Hazel De Sylva.

Hazel De Sylva

Dear Barbara, My mother received her final farewell in a manner which she so richly deserved, due to your efforts and that of the staff at the mortuary. We are grateful for all that you did. Thank you. Sincerely, Virginia, Domenico and Family

Virginia, Domenico & Family

To Risher Inc., The family of Elaine Lopez would like to thank you for your memorial donation to the American Lung Assoc. We pray that someday research will find a cure for pulmonary diseases. We also appreciate all you did to help us during the funeral and burial services. Your kindness and compassion was greatly appreciated. I am Elaine's cousin and am helping Dave now as he is overwhelmed with things as he struggles to adjust to Elaine's death. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. Alicilyna Cockhill, Dave, Matt & Tami Lopez

Lopez Family

Barbara, On behalf of the Castillo family, we want to send our sincere gratitude for the kind service & professionalism you and your staff provided during this difficult time. Our father, George Castillo passed away just a few short weeks ago and your team took care of everything! Take care, Susie.

Castillo Family

Nancy, just wanted to thank you for the way you took special care of Larry and the way you went that extra mile for us, with all the special details. You helped make a hard situation a little easier for us, even when you were going through your own family situation. Thank you again so much. -Howard & Sylvia Talamantes

Howard and Sylvia Talamantes

Dear Barbara, forgive my informality, however, you helped me so much, personally, with the arrangements for my father, John A. Verdugo's cremation and military services, that I feel like it is much more than a client/business relationship and therefore address you as a friend. Your gentle spirit, compassion and patience were so comforting to me personally and helped me get through the difficult process of saying good-bye to my father. I know if I had gone anywhere else, It would not have been the same. You and your staff went beyond the call of duty in dealing with all the family difficulties and remained committed to assisting me in honoring my father properly. i am beyond grateful for the caring patience and thoroughness of everyone at Risher Mortuary. On Behalf of the entire Verdugo family, I thank you. May God Bless you and your family and your entire staff. With warmest regards, Cynthia Verdugo-Peralta

Cynthia Verdugo-Peralta

Good Morning Barbara, Just wanted to take the time to thank you so much for all the extra blessings you do for families as we experience life after losing a loved one. The Remembrance Service was absolutely beautiful. Meant so much to us and an extra blessing to hear the Pastor's message of having peace and hope, that's what keeps me going. A very special time of year indeed, a reminder to us all because of Jesus we can have that peace and hope. Thank you again and please thank your daughter for sharing her beautiful gift of voice with us to make it all that much more special. God Bless you and your family always. -Nadine

Nadine Martinez

Thank you again for your tireless service. I appreciate everything you've done for my mother, Josephine Dailey-Kraft. -Renda

Renda Murphy

Thank you so much for all your support and the beautiful service that you provided for our father and the personal attention to our family.

Isaac & Tammie Buckroff & Family

Dear Barbara: On behalf of my sister Eleanor and brother Sal, I would like to say thank you for overseeing the funeral arrangements on 02/03 and 02/04/2013, for my mother Marie Esquivel. When we met with you it was very apparent that your primary concern was to assist us and make suggestions that would help us with our final decisions. Thank you for arranging the service at St. Benedict's Church and ordering the flowers. We were so pleased with our mother's appearance. Everything was just perfect. And thank you for the availability of the reception room. It was such a relief and one less thing that we had to worry about. A special thanks to Alan, who drove us to the church service, graveside service, and then back to the mortuary. Alan was very courteous and pleasant to be with. He offered to assist us in any way that we needed. It was a pleasure to have him as our driver. A special thanks to Theresa. Having her present at the viewing was such a comfort. Her genuine greeting to our relatives and friends as they entered the mortuary was very much appreciated along with her willingness to help in any way. She set up the easels for our pictures that we wanted displayed. She did not hesitate in offering to set up the table center pieces for the reception. She assured me that everything would be ready. Just her being there made me realize that I could relax and that everything was going to be okay...and it certainly was. Thank you again Barbara for everything. I would not hesitate in recommending Risher Mortuary to anyone needing this type of service. Wishing you many more years of success and prosperity. God bless you, Marie Esquivel

Marie Esquivel

Dear Barbara, The Zacarias family has nothing but the deepest appreciation for the help you have given them regarding their quadruplets. My sister, Sue Niethamer, is also involved in bereavement here at St. Savio and is related to the Zacarias family and said you are thoughtful, thorough, and very pleasant to work with. Thank you and God bless you for all you do for the families you serve. Sincerely, Dianne Lumsdaine

Dianne Lumsdaine

Thank you for the kind and thoughtful service you provided for our family. On behalf of the entire Hernandez and Garcia family, God bless! Gilbert Garcia

Gilbert Garcia

The family of Paul Allen would like to say "Thank you" to your staff for the kind consideration we experienced during the recent passing of my husband Paul Allen. From the day that hospice informed us that we should make arrangements; your staff was not only helpful, but made us feel cared for, thus we knew this is who we would like to have care for our loved one. After Paul's passing, Barbara worked diligently to meet our needs and took care of everything in a caring and timely manner. The graveside service was a beautiful experience for which we all would like to say "Thank you" to the whole staff and especially Barbara. Gratefully, The family of Paul Allen Harriet Allen-wife Steven Allen and wife Susan David Allen and wife Michelle.

The family of Paul Allen Harriet Allen-wife Steven Allen and wife Susan David Allen and wife Michelle.

Dear Barbara, I want to thank you for all of your help with the arrangements for my husband, Jerry Shopfner. You are to be commended for all your hard work. Everything turned out wonderful. You and your staff did an excellent job. I will definitely be recommending you to all. Thank you, Joyce Shopfner

Joyce Shopfner

Barbara; I would like to express my sincere thanks to each one of your staff at Risher Mortuary. You made the death of my brother Hector more bearable with your kind words and deeds. A special thanks to you and Gloria for your concern, and kind, caring words and ways. Sincerely, Victor Nunez

Victor Nunez

I appreciate all the kindness and love you have shown to my family and myself. You're very special to all of us, especially me. Thanks again, Love, Dee Taylor

Dee Taylor

Dear Barbara; Thank you so much for beautiful acts of kindness & generosity to Christine's family. I appreciate you and I KNOW they did too. With love & light, Lindee Brown Larsen

Lindee Brown Larsen

Dear Barbara; Thank you for your prayerful and professional attitude in handling Mary's services. It all worked out well and I can know that Mary's wishes were carried out the way she wanted. Thank you for all your work. Sincerely, Paul Holdridge

Paul Holdridge

Barbara, Received the invitation to the Candle Lighting Remembrance. Going to this event does bring peace to my heart. Thank you for having this remembrance for the people in our community. It does help, a lot!! Always, Lisa Perez-Cappiello

Lisa Perez-Cappiello

Dear Barbara, I can't thank you enough for making a difficult day into a beautiful and memorable day. Every detail was perfect. I'm so glad we were able honor Ray that way. Thank you for all you did to make it possible. It's something I will never forget. The pictures are beautiful. I will treasure them forever. Love, Barbara Sharpe

Barbara Sharpe

I can not say anything that could express our gratitude to Barbara Risher, Brittany and the rest of the Staff. My mother and I pre-planned her her funeral. I'm so grateful because when the time came, so often I could not comprehend what was being asked of me.They are all so calm, patient and very caring. Many times things were repeated and they did not get frustrated. My daughter stepped in to finish things that I could not complete while Mom was alive. They were very compassionate not only toward me but me daughter as well. Risher Mortuary is a SPECIAL place. A place I would definitely use again. Even for myself and my husband. I will be returning to plan my own services. Thank you so very much. Barbara, I could not ask for more from you as well as your staff. Saul & I are eternally grateful. Thank you!!

Lisa Penilla June 21, 2019

Dear Brittany and Risher Staff, I cannot thank you enough for all the personal attention given to my family and by all the Risher Staff. Brittany Davis went above and beyond for our family while both our Mom & Dad were in your care. Our family could not be more grateful to Brittany and staff who helped make this very difficult time a little easier to manage. Warm regards, Yoli Rosiak and Family

Eugene Arriola

Gloria, On behalf of the entire Barajas Family, we would like to "Thank You" for all your assistance through these difficult times.

The Barajas Family

Nancy, Thank you so very much for taking such good care of our mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Great-Great-Grandma. Thank you for your kindness in this difficult time for us. You are so appreciated. We are eternally grateful!

Sadie Flores

Dear Barbara, It is with my sincerest thanks & appreciation to you for all you've done to bless our family in taking care of my Dad & his services. Everything was beautiful and perfect. My dad looked great too. In all the years that I wondered how his services would turn out, I never imagined it would be such a nice, person service. God is good, he always addresses the concerns of our hearts. Thank you for all of your care, concern, your hard work & blessings that your amazing staff provided to us. It's been very comforting to say the least. Thanks again and god bless you all in Him.

Susan Knight

Dear Risher Family, Thank you for your kindness, patience, and generosity during our time of bereavement. THank you for taking good care of our beloved Avenida. Our family will always remember your family. God works through all your ways - may he Bless you all!

The Joses

To the Risher staff, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing services for both my husband Charles E. Toledo and for our Granddaughter, Angel M. Romero. We were treated like family with much dignity. God Bless you all. Much love, Anita Toledo.

Anita Toledo

Dear Barbara, Thank you and Greg so very much for the Candlelight Remembrance service, it was beautiful! It truly was a great experience to come together and light a candle for our love ones who have passed. The Pastor, the music, the slideshow and your poem were beautiful and comforting. The treats after the service were great, my children really enjoyed that and also felt how special it was to lit a candle for there Uncle Jose whom they miss very much as I do and all of our family. This service reminds us of how special our love ones were to us and continue to be, and how they are now in a better place, with our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you again for all that you do for grieving families and now you're our family too. My 12 year old son was very happy to have won a gift; it was the globe with the picture frame inside and music. He really sees it as something very special from you and His Uncle Jose, we will cherish it forever! Thank you so much again for a very special night, God Bless you, your family and all that put this service together! With much gratitude Sofia Alvarado

Sofia Alvarado

Dear Barbara, Thank you for your sensitive and empathetic handling of my Dad's final care. Your suggestion of the poem was great input that was a "highlight" of the funeral service. Thank you again!

Lynne Bernard

Dear Barbara, Thank you for the smooth and excellent funeral service for my dad, Mariano Lumanlan, last January and for all you do for our family. Best regards, The Lumanlan Family

Lumanlan Family

Nancy and Staff Thank you for your help and support during this difficult time for our family. We appreciate the time, patience and effort in making everything for the mortuary and funeral running smoothly and taking care of it for us. - The Arras & Gonzalez Family

Arras & Gonzalez Family

Thank all of you. Your staff members were thoughtful & compassionate!

Phylis Roberts

Barbara, Thank you so much for your patience & understanding in doing my cousin's funeral. It was so kind of you to wait this long. It's going to be a small service but we're doing it with a lot of love. This couldn't gave happened without you. Thank you again. Terry and sisters Pat & Mary Lou


Barbara, Thank you so much for all you did during this difficult time for us. You treated our family with dignity.

Marlene Villas

On behalf of the Lucy Stewart Family, I want to sincerely thank Armand and Steve Sewell for their sensitivity and professionalism in handling the affairs of our mother's funeral. Sincerely, Evelyn , Dan & The Stewart family.

Stewart Family

Dear Barbara, I want to send you a personal note to let you know how comforting you made the arrangements for my mom's burial. I can not thank you enough for the exceptional service you provided to our family at this difficult and sad time.

Patricia Slider

Dear Barbara, Thank you so much for beautiful act of kindness & generosity to Christine's family. I appreciate you and I know they did too. With love & light, Lindee

Lindee Brown Larsen

Barbara, On behalf of our entire family, I wanted to express our appreciation for the professional and compassionate service Risher Mortuary provided for our beloved wife and mother, Mary Johnston. From the first contact with your representative at the hospital, to your funeral director Armand Navarro, and everyone in between, a heartbreaking situation was handled with grace and dignity. We especially appreciate your responsiveness and all that you facilitated for us. Again, we were all so pleased with Mom's appearance and the beautiful casket. She would have been (and probably was) very happy. We hope never to have to use your services again, but of course, life has its realities. We hope we won't be in contact again for decades but we were very impressed with you, your staff, your facilities, and your services. Again, we thank you. Sincerely, The Johnston Family

Johnston Family

To a wonderful staff in time of need and a special lady, Nancy. Marsha and I would not have made it through Elise's arrangements without your professional patience, caring ways and guidance. It all turned out so very nice. We will certainly recommend Risher when the need arises. With love, Yvonne Hillman.

Yvonne Hillman

Barbara, I know our family was a challenge for you, but you handled everything professionally and you were a wonderful support system for us. You went above and beyond letting us use the hall, getting us flowers and being very patient with all our changes. Thank you for everything and we would definitely recommend you to other families and we are glad that Mike recommended you to us. Sincerely, Toni and the Cholewinski Family

Toni and the Cholewinski Family

Barbara, words can't ever repay all the favors. You and your staff made the loss of my husband a very special one, with all the extra care and thoughtfulness. Love, Martha Underhill

Martha Underhill

Nancy, I just wanted to thank you so much for all that you've done during this time of sadness. You comforted us and assured us that "Tata" was taken care of and was in good hands. You have such a big heart. you're an Angel in our eyes. Thank you again. -Alice, Bobbi, Emily, Megan, Mya, Susie & Mrs. Vasquez

Vasquez Family

Dear Barbara, I am so grateful for your guidance, understanding and compassion as Ed Witt and I planned the funeral service for my mother Nancy Shaw. I was very relieved that my mother was being cared for, and I was happy that she looked peaceful and that the casket was beautiful. It helped to have things right during a very difficult time. With deepest gratitude, Susan Shaw

Susan Shaw

Nancy, thank you so very much for taking such good care of our mom, grandma, great grandma and great great grandma Sadie Flores! She looked so beautiful! Thank you for your kindness in this difficult time for us. You are so appreciated. We are eternally grateful!

Hurtado family

Dear Barbara and staff at Risher Montebello Mortuary, Please accept my sincere gratitude as well as my mother's and sisters for all your assistance with the funeral arrangements for my father Sylvester Denton. My father had instructed us to go to Risher Mortuary at the appropriate time as he held your parents and you in such high esteem. With his sudden death, we needed to move fast with arrangements. From the moment I walked into the door in that early hour on April 1, 2013, and met with you, I felt relieved that my father and our family would be taken care of with gentleness and understanding. You listened to what we told you our father would like and your suggestions matched our needs. Your command of the situation took the burden off of our family and you were patient with us and we gathered some of the answers to the necessary paperwork that must be completed. My father passed away early on a Monday morning and by early Wednesday we had all the planning in place and I know this could not have been accomplished without your services. We all will have the memory of a beautiful Rosary, funeral Mass and burial thanks to your efforts. Sincerely, Diane Denton Malcoun

Diane Denton Malcoun

Dear Risher Mortuary, Thank you for your professional and respectful service. Our family couldn't have picked a more excellent mortuary as yours. You are the best! Our deepest gratitude, The Molina and Melich Families

The Molina and Melich Families

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank the Risher staff for the great service provided for our dear uncle Jose Reyes. Risher should be proud to have such caring and special employees. Sincerely, Danny Calleros

Danny Calleros

My mom's service was beautiful. Thank you for all your help. She looked so peaceful. Sincerely, Regina Salas

Regina Salas

In loving memory of Robert Manuel Doten-my brother. My dear friend, you have blessed and ministered God's love, care and relief to my broken heart. I can only say humbly, thank you. This is the only word usage in the English language to use but in my heart, it's not enough. So I pray every blessing on you from God Himself. With love, appreciation, and gratitude, Barbara Salcido

Barbara Salcido

Thank you so much and your staff for everything that you did for my aunt/sister Julie Garza. What an excellent job you and your staff did.Tthank you from the bottom of our hearts for going above and beyond for us. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless you and may His love pour on you always. Monica Arellano and family

Monica Arellano and family

If every flower in the world had a voice, their petals could not shower you as deep as my gratitude goes for how much your contribution to my father's memorial has meant to me and my family. The loving kindness and gentle care of the way things were handled have touched me unimaginably, I am honored to have been surrounded by such sincerity and Godly character directed toward us, that words are deemed useless to express my sincerest appreciation. Alone, words will never convey my gratitude, so may our Lord bless you for your sweet generosity. This world is a better place because of people like you. Thank you again for all you've done. Suzy Q. Pereira

Suzy Q. Pereira

Barbara, Thank you so very much for your help, kindness, and so very much more! You are very special and a welcome support and friend when I needed you. Thank you again. Sincerely, Terri Chase

Terri Chase

Thank you so much for making my mother's funeral beautiful. All the hard work is greatly appreciated. I never thought losing my mother would be so difficult. I must remind myself she is at peace and not sufffering anymore. Thank you, Lea Marie DeJon

Lea Marie DeJon

We do not have the words to thank you for all the help you gave us. Our gratitude to you and all the others. "Blessings", Mary and Mona Garcia

Mary and Mona Garcia

Barbara, Thank you again for all your service, kindness and support you lent my family during my father's passing. It certainly made the arduous tasks more personal and possible. As you may know, about a week after his service, I lost an officer to an on-duty related incident. Needless to say, my life has been upside down and I am only now trying, yet again, to move forward. All our best to you and your family- The Fagers

The Fagers