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My Mom passed away on January 17, 2021. I was tasked with taking care of all the arrangements. The first funeral home I called was over-booked and declined their services. Next call I made was to Stockton Funeral Home. Jose Ayala gladly accepted my Mom and quickly went through options and costs. He arranged to have my Mom picked up from the hospital as soon as they could release her. He scrambled to get her cremated in a reasonable time, considering backlog due to many deaths, and quickly answered questions I had either by phone or text. His wife, Vicky, was also very helpful through the entire process. The prayer cards were great as well as the memorial book. The arrangement they prepared for Mom's services looked excellent - it brought tears to my eyes! They had easels for the two large poster board picture collages I made. They were able to show pictures of Mom (I provided them on a thumb drive) on their big screen at the front of the chapel. Another great added bonus was their ability to stream live to their Facebook page for those that could not make it. My family and friends were very happy about that. Also, after the Rosary, readings and eulogy, Jose Jr helped me play Mom's favorite songs on the chapel speakers through Bluetooth. Jose & Vicky Ayala run a great family business with pride and professionalism. I highly recommend their services. It makes a devastating situation easier to manage. Thank you Jose, Vicky and familia! Blessings from The Arellano's

Dario Arellano
March 6, 2021

Excellent Service- 5 Star - Courteous and Professional.

Rochelle Mcclanahan
October 1, 2020

We are so happy that we decided to go with valley funeral home ! After so long of being lied to and add on cost from other funeral homes , i spoke with jose on the phone and i knew rite then he was the one , went there him and his family made me feel so comfortable with one of my best friends passing and rhondas brother it was stressful enough but she was in a different state and i was here where he passed thought that was going to make things hard but within a hour if not less jose had us taking care of " this family REALLY cares about you not just your business they are number one to us if u want things done rite and easy and reasonable prices dont bother looking for anyone just come here ! They got things done so we can finally sit down to grieve for our loved one thank you jose and family very very much

Debra griffith and rhonda van ruiten
September 20, 2020

I thank God for directing me to this funeral home. I live in Southern California and not being able to make arrangements for my cousin in person was going to be difficult. Jose Ayala guided me through the process with ease and patience. I appreciate the time and all the phone calls to keep me informed step by step. I thank and appreciate Jose.
Be Blessed

Vennice Terrell
May 7, 2020

Jose and his wife are amazing people. Funerals alone are very stressful and they made my Uncle's service beautiful. Jose was communicating with me during and after business hours. Very reliable and answered all of my questions. I am grateful for Jose and his wife for taking good care of my Uncle, our families and friends. THANKS A MILLION!

Eric G
October 30, 2019

Jose Ayala was a blessing to our family during the most difficult time. He was so accommodating and compassionate. Our family will forever be grateful.

Tessa Alvarez
August 11, 2019

My family chose this place for my nephews funeral because the owner Jose, his son and his wife are good people and very accommodating. He didn’t nickel and dime us and he went the extra mile to make sure we had what we needed throughout the 2 days we were there. He thought of everything and all the little details are what made the difference such as the obituary on his website, folders to pass out during the service, live video for family and friends to be able to watch the service who couldn’t be there. We felt at home there my nephew would have loved it there it was so intimate but also open with all the different rooms the family was able to use. Thank you to Jose and his family for welcoming our family and making our first funeral experience as good as it could have gone. I highly recommend this place for any family who are in need of services.

Salina Alvarez
August 11, 2019

Thank you guys for everything you guys did for my cousin sonja and her family

Tyra Dyer
August 10, 2019

I'm so glad our paths crossed Jose Beautiful people Your Wife Son & You On behalf of myself and my family we Thank you Very compassionate and help in our time of need A trustful person with who I I entrusted my dear Son We will forever be Thankful

Sonja Alvarez
August 10, 2019

Can’t say it enough how thankful I am for my friends and family that came through. We felt the love and sincerity of every one. We can’t express how blessed and grateful we are. God bless everyone and the Jose Ayala for the amazing services they provided us. This week was difficult but they made us feel like family. The spiritual Native American Service gave us comfort and the healing we needed to close the services last night. I still feel at peace. Amazing can’t say enough about the service. The funeral home gave us what we wanted and needed and that was time. Time to grieve and spend with our beloved Sal “Bebe” 5/14/96-08/01/19🐻🐻🐻

Christina Roman-Zamudio
August 10, 2019

Jose thank you for everything you and your wife did for my family, our dad's death was so sudden but you where so kind and caring from the start and helped us through every step. You made this tough time so much easier and when we needed a moment to grieve you gave us that moment. You hade all the paper work ready in one day so we could send our father to Mexico and kept me inform and explain every step of the way. I'm truly thankful and i highly recommend their services.

Lupita Zuñiga
May 17, 2019

Thank you for everything. Your help, understanding, and kindness. My dad looked very nice.. I will never forget.

‎Loreina Ganner‎
May 12, 2019

I've known Jose Ayala for 20 Years. He took care of our family needs at the passing of our father. Jose is compassionate, respectful and dedicated during the loss of a loved one. His service and rates are exceptional. Although this is something that we never expect or wish to happen, it is the Cycle of Life. Please consider having Jose Ayala take care of any family or friends needs. He truly is a blessing.

Estefana Sharp Olavarrieta
March 19, 2019

My heart felt gratitude to you and your family.. At such a sad and difficult time in our lives, your personal touches did not go unnoticed..
When we needed a moment to grieve, you gave us that moment..
In our tough decision making you helped us through every step..
I Truly appreciate you all..

Denise Armitage

Denise Armitage
October 18, 2018

Thank you dose not begin to express how thankful I am for all Jose has done for my family when my mother died. We did not have money to cover her cremation.
My mom had some money but not enough to cover the corner fee and the cremation. The state was willing to take care of it for us, but , we would not be able to get my moms ashes, They would take the money she had but we would have to come up with all the money to cover everything with in one year to get my moms ashes. That was hard to hear. The sheriff gave me the option to find a place to take care of mom and they would return moms money, My brother and I had been trying to find a place that we could afforded but it seemed impossible. . It was a Friday and after business ours when I was put in tough with Jose; and from that first conversation he helped me with everything. He patently lessened to me when I explained the dilemma. He worked with me every step of the way. Not only was he willing to take care of mom, he did so before he received an of the money. There was a lot of paper work involved in my moms case do to the circumstances of her death. From the first conversation and all the ones since Jose has treated my mom as if she was one of his family members. I hole heartily thank you for all you have done and are still doing for my family. You gave me and my family peace, knowing that our mother is now cared for. thank you, thank you so very much

October 4, 2018

Jose and his staff at VFH are professional, caring and informative. Thank you for your great service and understanding during a most diffficult time. I would highly recommend your services to anyone.

Kendra Rose
September 20, 2018

Jose and his staff at VFH are professional, caring and informative. Thank you for your great service and understanding during a most difficult time. I would highly recommend your services to anyone.

David Achterhof
September 19, 2018

Thank you so much Jose and Jermaine

King Nisha
September 19, 2018

Jose Ayala has been very kind and helpful thru a very stressful and sad time. Thank you Jose

Cheryl Scholz
September 19, 2018

We recently lost our grandfather, it was hard times.... I had to take care of the arrangements, I contacted several different funeral homes, I was fortunate to be referred to Valley Funeral Homes. Jose was great and confident he could help me for fill my grandfathers final wishes, keep me inform and explained every step of the way. Jose was compassionate and paid attention to details, he made the transfer of my grandfathers remains to Mexico possible and that meant the world to our family. Highly recommend their services and will let everyone know, it’s good to have them on your side during this hard times.. Thank You Jose, I appreciate all you did for our family.

Jose Jimenez
September 2, 2018

Jose was very helpful in helping us prepare for my father-in-law Charles Edgerly (Papa Chuck). I would highly recommend them for you at your time of need.

Correen Bassett Edgerly
July 16, 2018

I can't say enough about how wonderful and helpful Jose (and his son) were. I was making arrangements for my grandfather from across the country. Jose was so knowledgeable and really went out of his way to help me and my family out. He talked me through the process and we got everything taken care of quickly. I highly recommend Valley Funeral Home!

Stephanie E.
July 12, 2018

On 4/15/18 we lost our 43 yr. old son. Jose Ayala / Valley Funeral Home Stockton,CA. They were helpful, professional, kind and heartfelt.They went far beyond our expectation. They took care of our son, every step of the way. Big hug from Mo., Mr. Jose!

Margaret & Maurice Raynor
May 15, 2018

Never thought that the day would come were we had to make funeral arrangements. Jose Ayala the business owner made this experience easier, he kept us up to date with all of dads arrangements. The whole process was quick and went smoothly. Jose was very humble, honest and empathetic person. He made us feel as if he cared and about our loved one and not just business. He made us comfortable that dad was in good hands. Our community needs more caring businesses like this. I would strongly recommend Valley Funeral Home. Thank you Jose for all that you did for my dad!

Ivonne E.
May 7, 2018

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Jose and his wife for making this process very swift and smoothly as possible in this very difficult time of our lives. It was a blessing to have found such a caring place to fulfill our family wishes and services. Jose was available around the clock for any questions or concerns. He was very prompt for any updates that required notification. The services provided were very reasonable, affordable prices and more importantly very professional. Once again thank you Jose for your attentiveness and exceptional services for our family.

Stef A.
April 30, 2018

We hired Valley Funeral Home Stockton when my father passed. When he passed they went right and picked my father up. They were so professional and passionate about how we feel, they allowed us to be apart of every situation. They made my Mother and I feel so comfortable , not just us but my family. His homegoing was beautiful and treated with so much respect and exactly how we discuss. Although we are so hurt over losing our love one but they made us so comfortable the pain eased up. I will always use them and tell every who go through losing a love one and want they family to be treated with the up most respect I will definitely have them to go through Valley Funeral Home Stockton. Thank you all so much for all the support and allowing us to be apart of helping you guys with my father.

Shamerra and Lovely
April 25, 2018

La familia Méndez, agradecidos por su amable atención, al sr José Luis Ayala de valley funeral por la prestación de su servicio profesional, ya recibimos y se le dió la cristiana inhumación de nuestro familiar Jorge Luis Ramírez Méndez y agradeciendo infinitamente ala familia Allende por su gran apoyo en todo momento y que nunca estuvo solo y fue acompañado por ellos ya que también fue parte de esa familia noble y de gran corazón....
Dios les bendiga siempre.

Atte Familia Méndez.

Jose Lazaro
April 24, 2018

Primero que nada kiero agradecer alas persona que estuvieron con nosotros aller para despedirnos de el señor Jorge Luiz Ramírez Méndez que con la alluda de todos hoy partirá para mexico chiapas en donde su familia lo espera con ansias y Tan Bien kiero darle las grasias al seños Jose Ayala que nos alludo mucho para que esto se isiera de verdad muchas grasias a todos y el señor descansará en paz en su tierra

Paulina Roque
April 20, 2018

We hired Valley funeral Home Stockton, and they were very professional and they worked with us and there prices were very very affordable! I want to thank Valley funeral home Stockton for all there services! Thank you

Melissa Gurley
March 28, 2018

Good afternoon,

Thank you for all of your help with Dad's funeral. It was as beautiful as possible, under the circumstances. I really appreciate your help.

Best regards,

Mary Williams

Mary Williams
March 24, 2018

I just want to say Thank you for everything you have done for our family during this hard time period. You have been so kind to us and helpful with resource on funeral expensive on which we didn't know of . You made this transition for my family easier. We just want to say Thank You
Jose Ayala

Addy Castillo Martinez-Rodriguez
March 18, 2018

Jose and his Wife were very nice. My father in law passed away last Friday unexpectedly. They made it a lot easier. They are very affordable. I would definitely recommend them.

Laura & Robert Field
March 17, 2018

I was able to work with Jose on helping making arrangements for my beloved father who passed away, bless his soul.Jose helped in a timely and professional manner and was very empathetic in our difficult time.Jose made sure he communicated and kept me informed of everything to take place and worked with us every step of the way. I strongly recommend his services. Thank you all at Valley Funeral Home Stockton.

Eva Fisher
March 15, 2018

As we all know no one is truly prepared when it comes to the lost of a love one,My Aunt had past away on March 9th 2018 and it was something she didnt plan or could save for my aunt was in financial debit. So you could only imagine are worries so I called around and looked on line for reasonable rates and got two calls back one from a lady who couldn't do nothing until they was given a deposit a second call from Mr Ayala and I asked how much in total cause we had little funds to work with honestly none.He said don't worry about that you can pay me in a few days ,There are no words to describe or express how grateful we are for the Mr Ayala not only reasonable but sincerely understanding at a difficult time if it wasn't for him I don't know what we do,if your reading this to help you decide if you should place your Loveone's with this funeral home I strongly recommend you stop looking and know that you found the right place here god bless you Mr Ayala and your family and the valley funeral home.

Patricia Barrera Guevara
March 14, 2018

This was a very difficult time for my family and I because we didn't have the funds to properly make Funeral arrangements. With the help of Mr. Ayala I was impressed with the time and energy that he put into our funeral arrangements for my husband. I definitely would recommend especially if you are looking for something affordable and someone to be by your side every step of the way. Thank you Mr Ayala


Stephanie Clark- Wilson
March 12, 2018

I just want to give my thoughts about this beautiful company. My location is in Memphis TN they are all the way in Stockton California, they have truly been with me every step of the way in this transition. Truly going above and beyond there call of duty to fit my grandmothers home going needs. I can't wait to meet them and thank them in person Jose Ayala you are a true blessing.... Thank You so much for caring for the angel that cared for me.

Lauren Evolved
March 10, 2018

Thank you Jose & Family for helping me with the transportation of my Aunt to Mexico, you made the process so easy for my family. Blessing to you & your Family!!

Angelica Delsied
February 23, 2018

I would like to give my thanks to Jose for being so caring and professional through such a difficult time. He has been very accommodating to our families needs and has kept us informed and up to date during this process. Many thumbs up!

Erica W
February 21, 2018

Jose and his wife are very professional and most of all very caring people! During any season of Mourning, it's a blessing to have someone who know Christ and treats families with such care. Their word was kept; they were timely; made themselves available to talk with my about our concerns, needs and our loved one! Their pricing was extremely reasonable and I do and would highly recommend Jose, his wife and their services to anyone in need. God continue to bless them in their ministry!

Ronald Jackson, Sr.
February 20, 2018

Thank you Jose for your wonderful and caring service. You are very thoughtful, professional and kept us informed every step of the way in services for our mother. Being from out of the area and not knowing much about your company was a concern. However, you have proven to our family that you are very reliable and have gone beyond our expectations, especially in our dealing with a second facility out of town. We thank you very much. We appreciate your attention to details. As noted by our other professionals we have worked with, they have high praise for you and your work.

Ms. Chacon
January 26, 2018

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