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At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory of Tacoma, we understand that you come to us at a very difficult time. We hope that our family-owned and operated cemetery service and funeral home can offer comfort in your grief. You could also visit the resources below for inspiration on planning a meaningful, beautiful service.
Please call us at (888) 757-3958 to learn more about planning a funeral for your loved one.
Last updated 10 days ago
Pre-planning one’s own funeral is not a new idea; for instance, Charles Dickens dictated the dress code for the mourners at his funeral. Still, pre-planning has become increasingly popular in recent years for a number of reasons. Making pre-arrangements allows you to choose your own preferences regarding the funeral home and burial, and reduces the emotional and financial burden of your surviving family members. The extent of the pre-arrangements you wish to make is completely your decision. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:
Evaluate Cemetery Sites Choosing a family cemetery site is a wonderful way to ensure closeness among your family members when life’s journey has ended. Selecting plots well in advance allows you to keep your family together. Visit the potential sites and decide on your preferences carefully. If you prefer cremation, you may wish to designate a memorial plot.
Consider Prepaying for Services Prepaying for funeral services will help reduce the burden on your family members. You may choose to pre-fund all or part of your funeral services. For example, you can choose to purchase your casket or urn, but forego paying for the funeral service itself. Speak with a funeral home representative to decide which options are best for you and your family.
Decide on the Arrangements Making pre-arrangements allows you to be as flexible as you wish with your options. You can customize your entire funeral, right down to the flower arrangements and even the obituary if you wish. Alternatively, you may prefer to take a less involved approach and designate only your burial plot or the type of service you would like.
Make Your Preferences Known After you’ve decided on your pre-arrangements, make sure your family members know what they are. Write down all of the details and make multiple copies. Give one copy to your attorney, other copies to your family members, and place another copy in a safe place where it is likely to be found.
For assistance making pre-arrangements, contact Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory of Tacoma at (888) 757-3958. Our compassionate, friendly staff is always happy to answer your questions. You might also visit our website to request our pre-planning guide.
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A funeral service should reflect the accomplishments and interests of the deceased. If you’re having trouble deciding how to plan the readings for your loved one’s funeral service, ask the minister or other speakers for recommendations. You should also consider your loved one’s preferences, including favorite passages from the Bible, beloved poetry, and similar writings.
For more helpful advice on selecting the readings for your loved one’s funeral service, watch this video. The expert in this video offers some tips on determining which passages your loved one may have preferred.
The compassionate staff of Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory of Tacoma can help you plan a funeral service for your loved one. Call us at (888) 757-3958 or visit our website for inspiration.
Last updated 16 days ago
After a loved one passes on, it is important to honor his or her memory with a permanent memorial. If your loved one chose cremation rather than burial, a permanent memorial can be established in a cemetery or memorial park which will give survivors a place to go to be alone with their feelings and memories. There are several different options available for storing your loved one’s ashes and honoring his or her life. Explore this infographic from Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory in Tacoma to learn about the different cremation memorialization options available. Please pass this infographic along to any family members who are helping you make end-of-life arrangements.