Last updated 4 days ago
After a loved one passes, you might find it difficult to enjoy many of your favorite activities. As you grieve your lost loved one, one of the only things that can give you solace is the idea that your loved one is at peace. To remind yourself of your loved one and all the precious moments you shared, you might consider a keepsake memorial gift from Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory.
We offer keepsakes that can hang on the wall, sit on your counter, or sit in your garden. We even offer soft, huggable keepsakes for children. Many of our keepsakes feature crosses, angels, and other religious imagery to help remind you that your loved one is in a better place. We also offer a special keepsake for the loved ones of deceased U.S. military personnel.
Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory can help you and your family get through the most difficult times. Call our Tacoma-area funeral home at (888) 757-3958 to set up an appointment with one of our compassionate staff members.
Last updated 10 days ago
If you’re in your 40s, you probably haven’t thought much about your will. According to the AARP, 2 out of 5 adults over 45 do not have a will. For the sake of your loved ones, you should consider writing a will so your wishes will be known after your passing.
This video discusses how easy it is to draft a will. If you have over $2 million worth of assets, you might consider hiring a lawyer to help you with your will. Otherwise, you can visit buildawill.com or legalzoom.com and write your will yourself. Be sure to give copies of your will to your witness and executor, and keep another copy in a safe deposit box or another safe place.
Another way to make your passing easier for your loved ones is to pre-plan your funeral with help from Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory. Call our Tacoma-area facility at (888) 757-3958 to learn about our pre-arrangement services.
Last updated 15 days ago
Children aren’t born with a fear of death—it’s something they learn as they get older. Considering this fact, it can be difficult for parents to guess how their children will behave at a funeral. If you’re planning on taking a child to a funeral, consider the following tips:
Gauge Your Child’s Behavior
No one knows your child better than you. If you don’t think it’s appropriate to bring your child to a funeral, consider leaving him at home with a sitter. You should never force your child to attend a funeral, as doing so can increase the chances that he will act out. If your child is relatively well mannered and expresses interest in attending the funeral, bring him along.
Explain the Gravity of the Event
If your child is four years old or older, sit him down and explain what a funeral is. Explain that there will be a lot of sad people at the event, and make sure he understands how important it is to be silent and respectful during the ceremony. You might consider offering him a reward for being a good boy. To keep your child occupied during the funeral, you might bring along some toys, coloring books, or other silent activities.
Find a Spot Near the Exit
You know how kids are. No matter how well you explain the gravity of the situation or what you promise as a reward, there’s no guarantee that your child will remain silent for the duration of the funeral. That’s why it’s a good idea to reserve a seat by the exit. For the most part, people understand how kids behave—if your child starts screaming during the service, you can just slip out the door, console him, and return to your seat without seeming disrespectful.
Call Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory at (888) 757-3958 to learn about our funeral services and accommodations for children. We promise to provide nothing but the highest level of respect, professionalism, and compassion as you say your final goodbye.
Last updated 22 days ago
Death is a difficult subject that most people don’t have to face very often. For this reason, some people have trouble knowing what to do or how to act when a friend or loved one suffers a loss. While flowers are common funeral gifts, it’s important to keep a few rules in mind when sending them to the bereaved.
Many people have trouble deciding when and where they should send flowers. During a viewing, friends and family members come and go as they say goodbye to their loved one. A funeral has much more of a ceremonial feel, with speeches, remembrances, and songs. Flowers can be sent to either or both events, so long as they are sent beforehand. This gives the funeral home staff time to arrange the flowers in an attractive manner. If an invitation explicitly requests that guests do not bring flowers, honor that request.
Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory can help you pay your respects with flowers and other gifts. You can reach our Tacoma-area funeral home by calling (888) 757-3958.