Last updated 7 months ago
When looking for a funeral service provider to help you make arrangements following your loved one’s passing, use the availability of providers you have to your advantage, and don’t settle for a funeral home that offers anything but the best care and highest-quality services. The following qualities generally indicate that a funeral home will be able to provide you with worthwhile services:
Experience When it comes to hiring someone for services of any sort, experience is always beneficial. Choosing a funeral home that has been in operation for decades, with a seasoned staff, should prepare you for a straightforward experience.
Full Range of Services To simplify the process, choose a funeral home that has the resources available to help you with every step of the funeral planning process. Many funeral homes offer a full range of burial and cremation services, as well as music and catering options for the memorial ceremony. Choose a funeral home that has its own well-appointed cemetery grounds in a serene and picturesque environment, and even more of your work will be taken care of.
Dedicated Staff In addition to being experienced, the staff that you work with should be compassionate, creative, and willing to work to meet your needs. Essentially, you want to find a funeral home whose employees make you feel that planning a special service for your loved one is their top priority.
Up-to-Date Facilities Modern equipment and space that is kept in a good state of repair are signs of a funeral home that takes great care in every project it takes on and every service it is committed to providing.
At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, our full-time staff of 70 works around the clock to ensure that your needs are met as soon as they arise. To find out about our funeral services and other offerings, call our Lakewood office at (888) 757-3958 at any time of day or night.
Last updated 7 months ago
The grieving process that follows a loved one’s loss is difficult and highly personal. Reading about grief and attending support groups can provide most mourners with a certain degree of comfort.
For more advice on coping with the death of a spouse, read this article at Oprah.com.
TheLightBeyond.com is a good place to read about additional factors to consider when choosing between burial and cremation for your loved one.
Visit HelpGuide.org for some insightful information on the grieving process.
Read about various cremation options and considerations to make when choosing cremation for your loved one or when pre-planning your funeral at FuneralPlan.com.
For some more information on grief, read this article at HospiceNet.org. It offers helpful information, as well as a reminder that no amount of research or planning can fully prepare one for the feelings associated with a loved one’s loss.
After looking through the following resources, call Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory at (888) 757-3958 to speak with a funeral service provider at a funeral home that offers grief support.
Last updated 8 months ago
Out of everyone on this earth, your spouse was probably the person you were closest to, the person who knew you better than anyone else. Accepting that you will no longer be able to see or interact with your spouse on a daily basis may be the most difficult situation you ever face. As you set out to plan your loved one's funeral, keep the following information about the grieving process in mind for your benefit.
Shock When you first find that your partner has passed away, you may experience shock and denial. As you cope with the news, try to remind yourself that whatever you are feeling is natural. You have experienced a major and permanent loss, and it will take time for you to heal.
Strong Emotions Once the initial feeling of shock subsides, strong feelings of anger, sadness, guilt and other emotions may overcome you suddenly.
Depression and Loneliness The strong emotions you experience may give way to depression and loneliness. Accept that this is also natural, and find the love and support you need from friends, family members, and support groups.
Acceptance Eventually, you will be able to accept your loved one’s passing and move on with your life. You will think about your spouse every day, but the feelings of despair you have experienced will fade and you will be able to find social comfort in your family and friends.
Remembrance Although the pain subsides as you accept your loss, holidays and other special occasions may be very difficult without your spouse. Find ways to honor your loved one’s memory in a healthy way, perhaps even by starting traditions on your spouse’s birthday or the anniversary of his or her death.
At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, members of the Tacoma and Lakewood communities can seek the support and education they need as they mourn the loss of their partners. To find out more about our grief support programs or other funeral services, call (888) 757-3958.
Last updated 8 months ago
Seattle Business Magazine has announced the Top 100 Companies in Washington State to work for, and Mountain View made the list! Mountain View was recognized in particular for our leadership and management team.
We would like to thank all the employees and those in our community who have made Mountain View a successful Washington business!