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We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve.  Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.

Mr Bowman, I lost my Mom on the 30th of May. My brother and I met with Mr Chamberlain (Todd) the next day to discuss arrangements. I dreaded the meeting as I still had a sour taste when remembering having the same meeting at another funeral home for my father just 3 short years ago. I dreaded the judgmental glance aside when we asked for simplicity. I dreaded the high pressure sale and
forced march through the more "appropriate" urns despite our request for the most simple. I dreaded the false and fake overly demonstrative attempts at showing sympathy.
 
Mr Chamberlain respected our every concern and request. There was NO high pressure sale tactics. There was no judgement. He listened, he was helpful and he was genuinely able to express sympathy in a believable and honest way. He was perfect in tone and manner. He took care of us and showed respect to Mom, me and the whole family. I really want to thank him and I really hope you appreciate what a rare thing Todd is in your business.
 
Mr Bowman, I want to thank you as well for setting the tone and expectation of respect in your business. It is a far cry from my last experience and I can't tell you what a relief it was to have your service help me with the end of my Mom's journey. 

Best Regards, Bonnie Dwyer, daughter of Wanda Dwyer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


bonnie dwyer
August 25, 2016

I just want to thank Gary Bowman and staff for going above and beyond to help my family through this difficult time. Lori and Sarah were wonderful to work with and helped me feel at ease with all the details that needed to be done. Thank you so much if you're absolutely wonderful exceptional service Very impressive.

Annie McDannel
June 15, 2016

Gary Bowman has taken care of my family and members of the community, rich or poor, with excellent care exceeding all other morticians I know.

Police Chief Rick Skelly, Fruitland, Idaho
April 25, 2016

Gary Bowman is one of the outstanding funeral directors that I have been privileged to work with. He is totally dedicated to assist families in their time of need. The words 'Integrity, and economical' describe Gary's services. When my own time of passing comes, I have Pre-arranged my service through Bowman’s

David McKellip, Pastor, Mountain View Church of the Brethren, Boise
April 25, 2016

It's been just past a year since my husband sudden death brought us to Bowman's. Right after the hospital pronounced my husband death, in the very late hours that evening, I arranged funeral arrangements over the phone. The family working at the parlor truly helped with an understanding of grieving family lacking experience with burying their deceased for the very first time. I trust in their honesty and integrity, their compassionate approach and patiently made everything clear, did not mind me laboring over questions, were swift to provide workable solutions. I found the entire family truly dedicated to doing this work in the merciful context it entails. They also made it easier to deal with government agencies as far as submitting information for us to the right departments as much as they were allowed, with advice and suggestions as to which important agencies our family should contact and what to do for the imminent future to facilitate better care and provisions especially for me, the spouse requiring the most aid. They were quick and helpful to get the doctor's submission for cause of death on the death certificate (required by subsequent agencies to which I had to send), after the doctors omitted the entry in the original report. I will certainly be meeting with the Bowmans again regarding my own passing arrangements for when it occurs. Thank you and God bless you and your family for your work.

Siew H Allen
April 25, 2016

A few days prior to my husband's sudden passing a year and a half ago, we kept note of this service through word of mouth from a friend while comparing price packages. In the late evening hours after my husband's passing, Mr Bowman's daughter helped tremendously over the phone with my questions, with an understanding of inexperienced loved ones burying their family. That brief conversation settled all doubts making the final decision as to choosing the right service. I trust in their honesty, their integrity, their compassionate, patient approach making everything clear, not minding us laboring over questions, and are swift to provide workable solutions. I find the entire family and staff truly dedicated to doing this work in the merciful context their service entails. Dealing with government agencies at a time like this would have been more than a nightmare, but at Bowman's they helped sort out which important agencies our family should contact, helped with submitting anything they can handle, pointing family needing aid in the right directions for the imminent future, especially for me, the widow. They were quick with helping to get the doctor's endorsement for cause of death on the death certificate after the doctors omitted the entry in the original report. This month I met again with the Bowman family and staff completing my own passing arrangements for when it occurs. I am saying a simple 'Thank you'. God bless you and your family.

Siew H Allen
April 25, 2016

When my Father passed away a few months ago, Bowman Funeral took excellent care of us. They were professional in every way and very sensitive to our family's needs and our feelings. Gary Bowman and his entire staff were great to work with. We are extremely satisfied with the services they provided and the very reasonable cost for everything. I feel that Bowman Funeral is the best mortician and funeral home in Boise.

Terry Swain
April 25, 2016

I had to plan a funeral for someone currently in Boise to be buried in San Angelo, Texas. Not only did Gary Bowman treat me with the greatest support and service, he actually negotiated with a funeral home in Texas on my behalf and saved my family $2500. This is the only place to even consider when having to make those hard decisions!! Thank you Gary for all of your help and support.

Stephanie
April 25, 2016

In late February 2015, our loved one passed away in Meridian, Idaho. We were very comforted by expressions of compassion and sincerity shown by Gary Bowman and Staff during this difficult time. We found their time given to us was unhurried and helpful while making end of life decisions.

Several years ago we lost another family member and Gary Bowman gave excellent advise when handling an out of state matter. His expertise and knowledge were beneficial during this time particularly his awareness and experience when communicating and coordinating with all persons involved.

Without fail, Gary Bowman gives 100 percent to each of the persons who seek his services. We have found the Bowman Funeral Home to go above and beyond what would normally be expected in difficult times.
We were consoled with Gary’s integrity and attention to detail exhibited at this time.

We will always remember Gary as being honest and helpful to our family.

The Vincent and Wright Family
Dallas, Texas

Patricia Wright
April 25, 2016

Lori Wilkey was a huge help with all the arrangements for our dad Earl Wyatt, and Christen Anderson treated him with great respect when he removed him from the Idaho State Veterans Home draped in the American flag. Our family would like to say thank you for all you done for us. We would use you again when the need arises.

Dianna (Wyatt) Gerber and Family
April 18, 2016

Lori Wilkey was a huge help with all the arrangements for our dad Earl Wyatt, and Christen Anderson treated him with great respect when he removed him from the Idaho State Veterans Home draped in the American flag. Our family would like to say thank you for all you done for us. We would use you again when the need arises.

Dianna (Wyatt) Gerber and Family
April 18, 2016

My family and I want to express our sincerest thanks for the care given to my mother. Gary personally came over at midnight on a Saturday night to remove her from the house. He then spent the hours needed to make sure the funeral arrangements were handled exactly as we wished. We were very appreciative of Gary and his entire staff during this difficult time and could not have asked for better service.

Diane (Churchill) Galairde
March 30, 2016

My family and I want to express our sincerest thanks for the care given to my mother. Gary personally came over at midnight on a Saturday night to remove her from the house. He then spent the hours needed to make sure the funeral arrangements were handled exactly as we wished. We were very appreciative of Gary and his entire staff during this difficult time and could not have asked for better service.

Diane (Churchill) Galairde
March 30, 2016

There are no words to sincerely express how thankful we are for your sincerity and kindness. You all provide a very professional and meaningful service. Thank You.....

Louise Cromarty
March 19, 2016

There are no words to sincerely express how thankful we are for your sincerity and kindness. You all provide a very professional and meaningful service. Thank You.....

Louise Cromarty
March 19, 2016

This can't be an easy job, but Bowman's handles it with the most pleasant touch. I want to thank Todd Chamberlain for treating myself and family with such sincerely kindness.

Talina & Adena
February 13, 2016

This can't be an easy job, but Bowman's handles it with the most pleasant touch. I want to thank Todd Chamberlain for treating myself and family with such sincerely kindness.

Talina & Adena
February 13, 2016

Gary Bowman has been a long time near and dear family friend. However he proved not only to be a true friend, but also authentic and wonderful professional who took care of my beloved Grandma Bev when she passed. She was treated with the utmost dignity and respect by Gary and I am so happy that he was there to help guide me through one of the most difficult times in my life. He will take care of your family just as you would. He is very professional, respectable and kind.

Brooke
December 8, 2015

Gary Bowman has been a long time near and dear family friend. However he proved not only to be a true friend, but also authentic and wonderful professional who took care of my beloved Grandma Bev when she passed. She was treated with the utmost dignity and respect by Gary and I am so happy that he was there to help guide me through one of the most difficult times in my life. He will take care of your family just as you would. He is very professional, respectable and kind.

Brooke
December 8, 2015

Gary Bowman and his staff did an exceptional job and were so kind and understanding. Before they removed my Dad from his house, Gary asked if the pastor with Hospice could pray over him with the family, even though he had to wait an extra 30 minutes. Was very special. My Mom also stated that when he left with my Dad, that he drove very slowly down the street and my Mom stood there on the sidewalk waving. He was very special for her, to know that he was in good, kind hands. Gary Smith and Family Meridian, ID

Gary Smith and Family
May 7, 2015

Gary Bowman and his staff did an exceptional job and were so kind and understanding. Before they removed my Dad from his house, Gary asked if the pastor with Hospice could pray over him with the family, even though he had to wait an extra 30 minutes. Was very special. My Mom also stated that when he left with my Dad, that he drove very slowly down the street and my Mom stood there on the sidewalk waving. He was very special for her, to know that he was in good, kind hands. Gary Smith and Family Meridian, ID

Gary Smith and Family
May 7, 2015

Gary Bowman has taken care of my family and members of the community, rich or poor, with excellent care exceeding all other morticians I know.

Police Chief Rick Skelly, Fruitland, Idaho

Gary Bowman is one of the outstanding funeral directors that I have been privileged to work with. He is totally dedicated to assist families in their time of need. The words 'Integrity, and economical' describe Gary's services. When my own time of passing comes, I have Pre-arranged my service through Bowman’s

David McKellip, Pastor, Mountain View Church of the Brethren, Boise

It's been just past a year since my husband sudden death brought us to Bowman's. Right after the hospital pronounced my husband death, in the very late hours that evening, I arranged funeral arrangements over the phone. The family working at the parlor truly helped with an understanding of grieving family lacking experience with burying their deceased for the very first time. I trust in their honesty and integrity, their compassionate approach and patiently made everything clear, did not mind me laboring over questions, were swift to provide workable solutions. I found the entire family truly dedicated to doing this work in the merciful context it entails. They also made it easier to deal with government agencies as far as submitting information for us to the right departments as much as they were allowed, with advice and suggestions as to which important agencies our family should contact and what to do for the imminent future to facilitate better care and provisions especially for me, the spouse requiring the most aid. They were quick and helpful to get the doctor's submission for cause of death on the death certificate (required by subsequent agencies to which I had to send), after the doctors omitted the entry in the original report. I will certainly be meeting with the Bowmans again regarding my own passing arrangements for when it occurs. Thank you and God bless you and your family for your work.

Siew H Allen

A few days prior to my husband's sudden passing a year and a half ago, we kept note of this service through word of mouth from a friend while comparing price packages. In the late evening hours after my husband's passing, Mr Bowman's daughter helped tremendously over the phone with my questions, with an understanding of inexperienced loved ones burying their family. That brief conversation settled all doubts making the final decision as to choosing the right service. I trust in their honesty, their integrity, their compassionate, patient approach making everything clear, not minding us laboring over questions, and are swift to provide workable solutions. I find the entire family and staff truly dedicated to doing this work in the merciful context their service entails. Dealing with government agencies at a time like this would have been more than a nightmare, but at Bowman's they helped sort out which important agencies our family should contact, helped with submitting anything they can handle, pointing family needing aid in the right directions for the imminent future, especially for me, the widow. They were quick with helping to get the doctor's endorsement for cause of death on the death certificate after the doctors omitted the entry in the original report. This month I met again with the Bowman family and staff completing my own passing arrangements for when it occurs. I am saying a simple 'Thank you'. God bless you and your family.

Siew H Allen

When my Father passed away a few months ago, Bowman Funeral took excellent care of us.  They were professional in every way and very sensitive to our family's needs and our feelings.  Gary Bowman and his entire staff were great to work with.  We are extremely satisfied with the services they provided and the very reasonable cost for everything. I feel that Bowman Funeral is the best mortician and funeral home in Boise.

Terry Swain

I had to plan a funeral for someone currently in Boise to be buried in San Angelo, Texas.  Not only did Gary Bowman treat me with the greatest support and service, he actually negotiated with a funeral home in Texas on my behalf and saved my family $2500.  This is the only place to even consider when having to make those hard decisions!!  Thank you Gary for all of your help and support.

Stephanie

In late February 2015, our loved one passed away in Meridian, Idaho.  We were very comforted by expressions of compassion and sincerity shown by Gary Bowman and Staff during this difficult time. We found their time given to us was unhurried and helpful while making end of life decisions.

Several years ago we lost another family member and Gary Bowman gave excellent advise when handling an out of state matter. His expertise and knowledge were beneficial during this time particularly his awareness and experience when communicating and coordinating with all persons involved.

Without fail, Gary Bowman gives 100 percent to each of the persons who seek his services. We have found the Bowman Funeral Home to go above and beyond what would normally be expected in difficult times.
We were consoled with Gary’s integrity and attention to detail exhibited at this time.

We will always remember Gary as being honest and helpful to our family.    

The Vincent and Wright Family
Dallas, Texas

Patricia Wright

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