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What To Look For In A Funeral Home

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Making funeral arrangements for a loved one in the midst of grieving can make for an especially difficult and stressful experience. Having a caring and dedicated funeral home staff to assist you during your time of need can help make the process a bit easier. When you set out to find a funeral home to help you make your loved one’s burial, cremation, and memorial service arrangements, look for a funeral home that offers the following:
  • Full Range of Memorialization Options
    Religious affiliations, cultural norms, and family traditions are primary factors that incite people to choose certain burial, cremation, and funeral rituals. By choosing a funeral home that offers a wide range of burial, cremation, and mausoleum internment options, you can be assured that your loved one is laid to rest in the way that he, she, or you would consider proper.
  • Catering Services
    Receptions at which family and friends gather to honor the memory of a loved one commonly follow funerals or memorial services. By selecting a funeral home that provides catering services and space that can be used for a reception, you will be able to work with one provider for all of your funeral program needs.
  • Personalization 
    Look for a funeral home with a wide selection of burial containers, cremation vaults, and even memorial stationery so that the funeral or memorial service you plan will exude the life and personality of your loved one.
  • Grief Support
    Grief manifests itself in different ways. If you feel that you are having trouble managing your grief in the aftermath of your loved one’s death, you may benefit from the free one-on-one and group grief support services that some funeral homes provide.
At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory in Tacoma, our compassionate and experienced funeral service providers can help you feel confident that the funeral your plan for your loved one is exactly what he or she would have wanted. Call (253) 584-0252 to speak with a funeral home representative today.

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Rest In Peace

The days following a loved one’s death are filled with sadness, anger, and many other complex emotions. It can be very difficult to do much of anything during this time, much less plan a funeral. For help seeking closure after the death of a loved one, you should consider enlisting professional help.

  • Have you recently lost a loved one? Let this page from HelpGuide.org help you move on.
  • Popular in the 19th century, private mausoleums have recently seen a resurgence. Read this article from the New York Times to learn more.
  • Are you looking for respectful ways to remember a lost loved one? Read this article.
  • More and more people are choosing green burial options. Learn more at this page from Scientific American.
  • How do funeral professionals use formaldehyde safely? Find out at this page from the National Funeral Directors Association.

For more information, call Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematorium at (253) 584-0252.

Planning a Funeral: Choosing a Casket and Burial Vault

Coping with the pain of losing a loved one is always extremely difficult, and trying to pick out the right casket and burial vault can be even more heartbreaking during this time.

In this short video, a funeral professional discusses a few things to keep in mind when choosing a casket and burial vault. When faced with so many options, he says that two things you should consider are what the deceased may have wanted as well as what the method of burial will be.

If you’ve recently had a loved one pass away in the Tacoma area, contact Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematorium. Let us help you with the funeral arrangements in your time of grief. For more information, call us at (253) 584-0252.

Exploring Your Green Burial Options

Green Burial Options

Considering the mounting evidence in support of global warming, millions of people are doing their part to reduce their usage of energy and materials. While there’s a lot you can do for the planet when you’re alive, you can still express your love for Earth even after you’ve passed away. Here are a few green burial options for you to consider:      

  • Alternative Embalming

Though formaldehyde is an effective embalming fluid, it is a known carcinogen. Not only are funeral professionals at risk when they handle formaldehyde, but this chemical can also leach into the groundwater and damage the surrounding environment. Luckily, alternative embalming methods are available for those who want a private family viewing without the risks.

  • Biodegradable Coffin

Though many people are drawn to grand, steel caskets, there are many other materials to consider as options. If you’re looking for a more earth-friendly coffin, there are 100% biodegradable coffins, caskets, and containers currently available.

  • Cremation

Though being buried in a casket holds a special meaning for many people, an increasing number of people are choosing to be cremated. If you so choose, your remains could be turned into ashes that can easily fit into a small urn. The urn could then be buried in the ground, placed in a mausoleum niche, or sent home with family members. The process is quick, efficient, and doesn’t use a lot of resources.

If you’re interested in one of the above green burial options for your Tacoma-area funeral, contact Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematorium. Making your wishes known will make the time after your passing much easier for your loved ones. For more information, call us today at (253) 584-0252.

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