1. Express thanks to them.
  2. Explain how their help came in handy and thank them for helping.
  3. Express thanks again.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I write to thank you for the kind assistance you accorded to my family and me when we lost our father.

You flew all the way from North Carolina to be with us. We wouldn't have managed to finalize the preparations for the burial if you were not there. Your presence meant a lot to us, and we can't thank you enough for that. You are a valuable friend.

Thank you so much.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -