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Blog Posts in 2016

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Does the Catholic Church Allow Cremation?

When it comes to planning funeral services, many individuals have questions about what practices are appropriate for their faith. If you are considering cremation services for yourself or a family ...
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Understanding Your Role and Responsibilities as a Pallbearer

Have you been asked to participate in a friend or family member’s funeral services as a pallbearer? If so, then you may have questions about handling this honor. Continue reading to learn what ...
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The Muslim Funeral Traditions of Muhammad Ali

When it comes to arranging funeral services, there are several factors to consider, including the deceased’s religious preferences. Watch this video to learn about the Muslim funeral that was ...
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What Is a Memorial Website?

More and more, the way in which people share and receive information is becoming digital, and this trend extends to memorials and funeral services. Today, the popularity of the traditional newspaper ...
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Taking a Look at Different Cremation Urns

Cremation services are highly versatile. They can be customized to suit the needs of each family. One way to honor the memory of a loved one is to choose a cremation urn that fits his or her unique ...
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Meet Sherry Shultz-Chaplain and Manager of Volunteer Services

In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, those of us at Mountain View Memorial Park want to acknowledge Sherry Shultz, Chaplain and Manager of Volunteer Services of Fransiscan ...
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Factors to Keep in Mind While Pre-Planning Your Funeral

After a death in the family, arranging funeral services is a difficult process for the survivors. They may disagree about what the decedent might have wanted or they may simply feel too overwhelmed by ...
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What You Should Avoid Wearing to a Funeral

When a loved one dies, wardrobe choices are usually not a high priority. However, choosing the proper clothing before going to the funeral home is essential. Wearing conservative, somber clothing ...
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Ways That You Can Show Support for a Grieving Friend

When a friend is grieving, he or she will need your emotional support more than ever before, yet it’s difficult to know exactly how to support someone who has suffered a loss. This is because ...
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Spotlight on Julie Hartman-Bereavement Counselor at MultiCare Home Health

Since it is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Mountain View Memorial Park wishes to acknowledge Julie Hartman, Bereavement Counselor at MultiCare Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care. ...
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Answering Common Questions About Funeral Planning

Most people know very little about funeral planning until they are faced with the prospect of planning a service for a loved one. Funeral homes understand that the people who come to them need ...
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Tips for Finding Closure

Mourning a loved one is a process that only begins at the funeral home. After funeral services are over, many people find that the most difficult part of their grieving begins. Fortunately, those ...
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Tips for Showing Your Respect During a Funeral

Despite their desire to show support to friends and family members who have suffered a loss, attending a funeral is stressful for many people, who feel like they don’t understand funeral ...
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What's the Difference Between Funeral and Sympathy Flowers?

Sending flowers after someone passes away is traditional, but you may be confused about the difference between funeral flowers and sympathy flowers. Which one should you send when you are attending ...
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What to Consider When Choosing a Cremation Urn

If you have decided on cremation as your preferred option while planning your own funeral, one of the most important decisions you will make is how your remains will be stored. If you opt for an urn ...
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Signs You Could Benefit from Funeral Pre-Planning

Most of us do not spend a great deal of time thinking about our own funerals. However, there are a number of reasons why planning your funeral service in advance can be beneficial. Pre-planning your ...
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How to Write a Sympathy Card

Writing a sincere and heartfelt sympathy card might seem like an easy task until you sit down to do it. Whether you are writing a card for an acquaintance, a friend, or a family member, it can be ...
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What's Involved with Planning a Funeral?

Planning a funeral is not a task that many people are prepared for. If a funeral has not been pre-planned, it requires an enormous amount of planning in a short amount of time, usually while the ...
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Understanding Perpetual Care

Though you may lose loved ones throughout your life, you can never lose the memory of them. Their laugh, their smile, and the warmth of their love will endure in your memory for the rest of your life. ...
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Examining the Benefits of a Public Viewing Before Cremation

Feelings of sadness and anxiety can be overwhelming in the days after losing a loved one. It’s especially difficult if the deceased leaves no instructions regarding his or her remains and ...
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Questions for Spouses to Ask Each Other About Funeral Planning

It’s extremely difficult to think about a loved one’s passing. However, it’s important to recognize that death is a part of life. As painful as conversations about funeral planning ...
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A Look at What it Means to Sit Shiva

Considering how death is such an integral part of life, it should come as no surprise that all human cultures have developed traditions around burial and mourning. In the Jewish tradition, for ...
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Why Laughter Isn't Out of Place at a Funeral

Traditionally, funerals were somber and serious affairs that were centered on loss. Today, funeral services are evolving to become more focused on celebrating the life of a lost loved one and ...
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Facing the Grief of Losing a Parent

The loss of a parent is a life-changing event. Grieving this monumental loss can be difficult, but help is available, often through a funeral home. Watch this video to learn about facing the loss of a ...
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After a Loved One Dies: The First Steps to Take

Facing the death of a loved one can be confusing and overwhelming. In addition to the emotional stress, there are several practical considerations that have to be dealt with, such as contacting a ...
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