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Blog Posts in 2017

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How Can You Support a Grieving Friend After the Funeral Has Ended?

Being present at the funeral service for a friend’s loved one is an excellent way to show her that you care. If, however, you are wondering what more you can do once the funeral ceremony has ...
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Advice for Planning a Post-Funeral Reception

Many families choose to hold a reception following a funeral, giving family and friends of the deceased an opportunity to share memories and offer each other support. If you are planning a funeral and ...
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Is It Acceptable to Email Condolences?

If you have been invited to a funeral service that you won’t be able to attend, then you may be wondering what you should do to express your condolences to the bereaved family. The most ...
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A Guide to Funerals for Blended Families

In recent years, second and third marriages have become more and more common. This trend has resulted in more blended families, and it’s common for members of these families to have questions ...
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What Is the Difference Between Funerals and Memorial Services?

The terms “funeral service” and “memorial service” are often used interchangeably, but they’re not quite the same. The primary difference between the two is that a casket ...
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Take These Steps If You Can't Attend a Loved One's Funeral

It isn’t always possible to attend a funeral service, but you can still provide emotional support to the bereaved family. Order a floral arrangement and send it to the funeral home. Standing ...
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Tips for Expressing Condolences When You're Not Religious

The nuances of language can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to find the right words to convey your sympathy for someone’s loss. Fortunately, there are plenty of thoughtful, ...
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What Are the Symptoms of Complicated Grief?

Psychologists recognize both simple and complicated grief. It’s normal for all bereaved individuals to experience very strong emotions that may sometimes conflict with each other. During the ...
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Mountain View: Over 100 Years of Caring for Tacoma

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory has been serving the families of Tacoma and the surrounding areas for over 100 years. We are proud of our rich heritage and reputation for ...
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Advice for Planning a Non-Religious Funeral Ceremony

Whether you are going through the process of funeral pre-planning or planning a funeral for a loved one, funeral services should reflect the life and beliefs of the person who has passed away. In some ...
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How to Help Your Spouse Cope with Grief

When your spouse is grieving the loss of a loved one, the best ways to help them cope may not be obvious. After you support your spouse throughout the funeral services, use the tips in this video to ...
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Children and Funerals: How to Explain What to Expect to Kids

Parents often struggle with the idea of bringing children to funeral services, especially if they are young. However, children often have a better capacity to understand and be present at the funeral ...
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Debunking the Myths About Funeral Pre-Planning

Funeral pre-planning is an act of love that protects your family from the emotional burden of having to plan for you. However, myths about the process lead many people to be reluctant to begin. If you ...
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Tips for Talking to Your Adult Children About Your Funeral Wishes

Starting a conversation with your adult children about your funeral wishes may feel a bit uncomfortable at first, but this important discussion will protect them from facing decisions you’re ...
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Who Should You Choose as a Pallbearer?

One of the most common aspects of planning funeral services is choosing pallbearers. These people escort or carry the casket in and out of the funeral home, funeral venue, and cemetery. Typically, six ...
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Learning More About Green Burials

When it comes to funeral planning, one option you may wish to consider is green burial. Green burial focuses on the use of biodegradable materials in the internment process and is an increasingly ...
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GBC Standards for Burial Containers

The Green Burial Council, or GBC, sets eco-friendly standards for people who are interested in green burial services for a lost loved one or who wish to make green burial part of their own funeral ...
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What You Should Know About Scattering Cremated Remains

One of the reasons cremation is appealing to many people is that it offers an alternative to cemetery burial. After cremation, loved ones may choose to keep the cremated remains in a mausoleum or ...
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Helping a Loved One Cope with the Death of a Child

Losing a child is often referred to as the most devastating loss anyone can experience. If your loved one loses a child, he or she will need your support long after the funeral services are over. You ...
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A Look at Jewish Funeral Customs

If you are unfamiliar with Jewish funeral customs and plan to attend the funeral services for a Jewish friend, then you may have some questions about what to expect. This video examines the typical ...
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Knowing Your Options for Cremated Remains

Planning a funeral involves many decisions, one of which is between cremation and traditional burial. If you have selected cremation services for a deceased loved one’s funeral, then continue ...
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Why Veterans Should Plan Funeral Arrangements in Advance

When it comes to arranging funeral services, many people are choosing to do so in advance. This option offers many advantages, particularly for veterans. If you are a veteran and haven’t ...
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Guidance on Speaking with Children About Death

Speaking about the loss of a loved one can be difficult for anyone, and communicating with kids about death can be even more of a challenge. If you’re planning to bring your child to a memorial ...
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A Look at Our Custom Memorial Stationary Services

Many families in the Lakewood, Washington area choose to work with Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory when in need of funeral services. The reasons for this are many, and one ...
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Spotlight on Private Mausoleums

Mausoleums are options for people who prefer above-ground entombment. They can be used to house caskets or urns after cremation. Typically, mausoleums are open to multiple families who each have their ...
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