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    Unique Ideas for Memorializing a Lost Loved One

    Last updated 4 days ago

    After the funeral service and burial or cremation for your loved one, your family may feel as though a lost loved one should be permanently memorialized. Memorials – whether permanently placed in a memorial park or in the family home – offer a way for loved ones to reflect upon memories and pay homage to the decedent. Some memorials, such as memorial websites, allow distant family members and friends to join together to honor the life that has been lost. 

    Water Features

    Sometimes, staying busy with physical tasks after a loss is helpful for working through grief. Consider creating a water feature in your backyard to memorialize your loved one. Build a pond, line it with decorative rocks and ferns, and add fish if you wish. You may also wish to place a rock or other marker near the pond that is engraved with your loved one’s name.

    Memorial Jewelry

    Memorial jewelry is a wonderful way to keep reminders of your lost loved one close to you. You may wish to wear a signature piece of your loved one’s own jewelry collection. Or, you could place a photograph or a lock of his or her hair inside a locket.

    Memorial Websites

    Family members and friends that are scattered around the country or across the globe may appreciate a memorial website. There are many hosting companies that offer this service or your family could create your own website. With a memorial website, friends and family members can upload their favorite pictures of the decedent, share stories, and offer emotional support to each other.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Another way to memorialize your lost loved one is to explore volunteer opportunities in your area. You might consider volunteering as a grief counselor, a hospice volunteer, or as a driver for cancer patients who need to get to treatments. Volunteer opportunities are a way to remember your lost loved one while providing some much-needed assistance to the living.

    The funeral professionals at Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park understand the need for surviving family members and friends to honor their lost loved ones through memorials that will stand the test of time. Our funeral home provides personalized memorial options, including memorial benches, pedestals, posts, and private cremation estates. Families in the Tacoma area can call our memorial park at (888) 757-3958.

    Mt. Rainier Memorial Mausoleum and Garden Building Update

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Construction on the Mt. Rainier Mausoleum and Garden is going well! Last week, the team completed the forming of the crypt base slabs, the forming of crypt levels A & B, the installation of the HVAC duct work and more!

    • Crypt Base Slab (2)
    • Crypt Base Slab
    • Crypt Level A (2)
    • Crypt Level A
    • Crypt Levels A & B-Sub-Grade Prep
    • Duct Work Installation (2)
    • Duct Work Installation

    Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony - Dec. 7, 2014

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Join us Sunday, December 7th, at 4 p.m. for our annual Candlelight Remembrance Service.

    This is a beautiful opportunity to gather during the holiday season to remember and express our love for those who have on past years made this season special to us.

    Refreshments will follow the service.

    Week Four Update: Mt. Rainier Memorial Mausoleum and Garden Construction

    Last updated 5 days ago

    • Crypt Base Slab Formed (2)
    • Crypt Base Slab Formed
    • Footings Formed
    • Footings Poured
    • Footings Stripped
    • Foundation Insulation (2)

    A Look at Our Cenotaph

    Last updated 12 days ago

    For some families, having cremains close by is a way to feel connected to lost loved ones and to preserve cherished memories. Other families prefer to scatter their loved one’s ashes in a location that held special meaning for the decedent. Sometimes, when loved ones make pre-arrangements, they may specify that they prefer their ashes to be scattered. Although it’s important to fulfill a loved one’s final wishes, many families long for a permanent memorial for their loved ones, which can provide a gathering place for reflection. At Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park, we’re pleased to offer family members and friends just such a monument.

    If your loved one preferred to have his or her ashes scattered, your family members and your loved one’s friends can gather at our cenotaph. Our cenotaph, the Book of Memories, is a permanent monument to all those who have been lost. We invite your family and friends of the family to visit our cenotaph, leave flowers, and reflect upon cherished memories.

    In addition to our cremation services and beautifully landscaped memorial park, Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park provides respectful, personalized funeral services and pre-arrangements. If you would like information on making pre-arrangements or respecting a lost loved one, please call our funeral home in Tacoma at (888) 757-3958.

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