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Zacary Keith Kildow

February 2, 1963 –
 March 23, 2022


    Cindy deCordova
    1 Apr 2022

    I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Ashley Tate
    1 Apr 2022

    So sorry for your loss ❤️

    Kelly J Tate
    1 Apr 2022

    I miss you my brother, the late night phone calls, your laugh and your smile.

    John E Rushing
    1 Apr 2022

    Rest in peace my friend, Rest in peace.

    Michael Weiser
    1 Apr 2022

    Zac was a great friend in junior and high school. My mother was his first art customer; she bought a rabbit miniature he made in high school and donated for a fundraiser. I am grateful Zac and I stayed connected after I moved to Illinois. In our last conversation, he told me how happy he was after he met Marcy. I’ll miss him very much. Rest In Peace, Zac.

    Natalie Storm Moses
    2 Apr 2022

    The above description of Zac’s life is wonderful, emphasizing everything important to him- all passions that feed the soul. I had not been in touch for years but am so saddened by Zac’s passing. I will never forget his great smile and fun sense of humor. My deepest prayers and condolences to his family and those he loved most.
    Rest In Peace, friend.

    Rick Dixon
    3 Apr 2022

    Zac will be missed. Even thought our lives took separate paths, I will always remember Zac as a special childhood and lifelong friend.

    Prayers to the family

    Dianne Everett
    4 Apr 2022

    To Zac’s family… My sincere condolences. Zac called me about a year ago, and we caught up on all things Kimball Knights… He was so happy to be back in Texas, and was loving creating beautiful jewelry. He will
    be missed. Gone too soon.

    Brenda Fleming
    4 Apr 2022

    What a beautiful tribute to your dad Brittany .I know you will miss him ,and you will always have these wonderful memories to carry you through ,and you will guard them in your heart ❤️I’m so sorry for your loss ,prayers for you and your family

    Anne Rickabaugh
    4 Apr 2022

    My first concert, Van Halen, was with Zac.
    No matter how hot it was, we attended several Texas Jams together.
    And then in 1991 we tackled leaving Texas and making a life in Arkansas thanks to some initial help from Dollie and Roger. There was always music and lots of adventure.
    While our lives took different paths, we always had an appreciation for each other and our unique talents.
    My deepest sympathy to Zac’s family, to his friends I know, and to those I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting.
    I’ll miss my annual birthday call!
    I’d say Rest In Peace, but Rock On Zac!

    Melissa Hulsey
    4 Apr 2022

    Angela, Dolly & family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace & comfort in our Lord like only He can provide during these so difficult times. I’m praying for you all. Love, Mel

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"Nothing prepares you for the grief you go through when losing a child. I called this funeral home at 2:00 am broken and could barely talk. The amount of compassion and empathy they showed me immediately let me know I found the right place to cremate my son. I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism, SINCERE concern, and commitment to making sure my son was honored in the most respectful way. I hope this Funeral home values her as much as my family and I do."
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"I can’t say enough about how helpful and professional Dusty Martin, the funeral director at the Aria Cremation location on NW Highway has been. From my initial call, he was kind and informative. My friend died at home while on hospice and she was picked up in about an hour after receiving the call from the hospice nurse. The person who arrived to pick her up was also very professional/respectful and allowed us to take as much time with her as we wished. When I met with Dusty the next day about arrangements, he explained the process and options available without being pushy or trying to “sell” extras. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and, for example, was careful to be certain I understood the cost of the obituary I wanted and offered some options for reducing that cost if I wished. When I stopped by for another reason and started talking about some of the problems I was having with the pictures and media I hoped to use at a memorial lunch I was planning, he not only listened patiently but offered technology advice and let me use his personal media player. I have had experience arranging cremations for four others using two other local companies, and this experience with Dusty at Aria has been by far the best one I have had."
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"My Daddy’s service and our family experience at Aria Northwest Highway was truly blessed. Funeral Director Dustin Martin is the kind of person that you would like to see on a more regular basis – but in his industry – you hope to not see him that often. That being said – THANK YOU DUSTIN for your unending kindness, compassion and friendship through the process. Meeting you and discussing Dallas History, Find A Grave and my Dad’s lifelong contributions to the great City of Dallas was simply wonderful! In memory of my dad James A. Dodd, Sr. – I want to personally thank you and let you know that you made everything better in that moment. Your calling to “Be There” is spot on. Aria has a one in a million guy in you! Bling Blinky of TEXAS Shout Out: God Bless You!!"

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