Funeral Planning (Pre-Need and At-Need Planning)
No one is ever prepared for the death of a loved one. For the sake of those
who will be left behind after you pass away, you might consider planning
your funeral and memorialization well in advance of your passing. Making
your wishes known can make the grieving process at least a little bit
simpler for those left behind. If you are the one who must plan the funeral
of someone who passed away unexpectedly, the staff at Mountain Home Funeral
Home, Memorial Park & Crematory will be by your side every step of the way.
Even if you are currently in good health, consider the advantages that
come with making your wishes clearly known.
Gaining Peace of Mind: Pre-planning is definitely a good idea if you're particular about
how you want your remains to be memorialized. After finishing the pre-planning
process, you can rest assured that your instructions will be followed
down to the letter.
Eliminating Ambiguity: The days after a loved one's passing can be a confusing and stressful
time for those left behind. Instead of leaving your loved ones in the
dark, you might consider spelling out your wishes by pre-planning your
Unburdening Your Loved Ones: The unexpected expense of a memorial service and burial can cause financial
hardship in addition to emotional hardship. Covering the memorial expenses
yourself through pre-planning can make the grieving process just a little
bit simpler for your loved ones.
Planning a Funeral
Organizing a memorial can be extremely difficult when you're still
grieving for a deceased friend or family member. Mountain View will help
you with the following aspects of planning a funeral.
Conferring With Loved Ones: There's a good chance that other survivors will have some ideas on
how best to honor the deceased. Coming together and finding compromise
is important during your time of grief.
Organizing the Funeral Service: You and your loved ones must combine your ideas in order to plan a suitable
funeral service. You must make choices regarding venue, format, flowers,
viewing of the remains, and other aspects of the funeral.
Determining Memorialization: Lastly, it's important to determine how best to lay your loved one
to rest. Would your loved one have preferred burial or cremation? Would
he or she want a simple headstone, or perhaps an urn on the mantelpiece?
These are important questions.
If you're interested in pre-planning a funeral, or if you're tasked
with planning the funeral of a recently deceased loved one, you should
know that Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory is
available to provide whatever assistance you need. Call our Tacoma funeral
home at (253) 584-0252 if you have any questions.