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Blog Posts in 2014

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How to Be a Pallbearer

Being asked to be a pallbearer is an honor. As a pallbearer, you should arrive at the funeral service at least 30 minutes to an hour early for the ceremony. You’ll receive special instructions ...
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Deciding Between Cremation and Burial

Cremation and burial within a cemetery are both respectful ways of saying your final goodbye to your loved one. When the time comes to make a decision, there are a number of factors you can consider ...
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Should You Join a Grief Support Group?

The only person who can tell you how you will work through the grieving process is yourself. After a loss, each mourner works through grief in a different way and what helps one person may not ...
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What to Expect at a Jewish Funeral

Different religions and cultures have different ways of honoring the lives of those who have passed on. Even among members of the same religion, including Judaism, one can find different beliefs and ...
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What Hairstyles Are Appropriate for Funerals?

You probably already know that you should select somber, classic clothing for a funeral service or wake. The same principle applies to your hairstyle. Choose a hairstyle that won’t call ...
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Unique Ideas for Memorializing a Lost Loved One

After the funeral service and burial or cremation for your loved one, your family may feel as though a lost loved one should be permanently memorialized. Memorials – whether permanently placed ...
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Mt. Rainier Memorial Mausoleum and Garden Building Update

Construction on the Mt. Rainier Mausoleum and Garden is going well! Last week, the team completed the forming of the crypt base slabs, the forming of crypt levels A & B, the installation of the ...
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Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony - Dec. 7, 2014

Join us Sunday, December 7th, at 4 p.m. for our annual Candlelight Remembrance Service. This is a beautiful opportunity to gather during the holiday season to remember and express our love for those ...
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A Look at Our Cenotaph

For some families, having cremains close by is a way to feel connected to lost loved ones and to preserve cherished memories. Other families prefer to scatter their loved one’s ashes in a ...
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Examining Funeral Customs Around the Globe

Many people view memorial services and funerals as a means of honoring their lost loved ones and celebrating their lives. Funerals are an opportunity for surviving family members and friends to come ...
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What Is a Wake?

A wake is a visitation with the deceased that traditionally involves a vigil beside his or her casket. It is a time for family and friends to come together before the funeral ceremony. The wake is an ...
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Tips for Managing Stress Related to Funeral Planning

Planning a funeral can be a challenge, but many people find that it is easier to do sooner rather than later. Arranging for a funeral in advance also takes away much of the stress of the planning ...
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Mt. Rainier Memorial Mausoleum and Garden Building Progress

Mountain View Funeral Home is building a new Mausoleum called the Mt. Rainer Memorial Mausoleum and Garden. For more information, visit our website.
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Choosing Between Burial and Cremation

While the traditional choice is often considered to be burial, many Americans are now choosing cremation as a way to care for the body of your loved one. It’s not an easy decision to make on ...
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Living With Grief: What to Expect and When to Get Help

Grief is a natural response to death, loss, and traumatic events. Becoming separated from a loved one, losing a job, experiencing the death of a pet, or seeing your kids move out of the home can ...
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How to Discuss Terminal Illness with Children

Illness is a part of the human experience. But because of its sensitive nature, terminal illness can be an especially difficult subject to broach with young children. At Mountain View Funeral Home and ...
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Help Children Understand the Concept of Death

When talking to a child about death, it’s important to tailor the discussion to the child’s age. For children that are six years old and younger, use words that they can understand. Use ...
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Tips for Caring for Yourself While You Grieve

Grieving is a process that takes a substantial amount of mental, emotional, and physical energy. During the grieving process it’s common to feel completely worn out, which can make daily life ...
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Mountain View's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mountain View took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge! Thanks again to all those who have donated and supported this cause and to those brave few who went under the bucket!
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