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Blog Posts in 2018

A Greener Option: Promoting Eco-Consciousness Even in Death

As society becomes ever more eco-conscious, with more and more people trying to live “green,” there is a move to cut back on disposable items, avoid plastic with harmful chemicals, reduce, ...
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Why Bagpipes at a Funeral?

Legendary evangelist Billy Graham passed away in March of this year, and as his casket was led from the tent where more than 2,000 mourners had gathered, a bagpiper played Amazing Grace. It was a ...
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The Unique Beauty of Mountain View Cemetery

A cemetery can tell you a lot about the community it serves, and strolling through the grounds at Mountain View can give you a deeper understanding of this community’s history. Incorporated in ...
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Unique Funeral for a Unique Woman: The Legacy of Barbara Bush

Modern funerals can be tailored to fit a unique personality and honor the unique life that was lived. Recently, there have been some wonderful examples of this in the funerals of public figures: ...
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Why is a Reception Important?

For many of us, being uncomfortable about death means that a funeral service is something to be endured instead of a meaningful time to reflect and say goodbye. Some people don’t want a funeral ...
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Funeral Flowers: Is It Possible to Get Them Wrong?

Sending flowers after someone has died is a thoughtful gesture as well as a longstanding tradition. The right flowers are very meaningful and can be comforting to the bereaved family. But is it ...
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Your Loved One, Remembered: Life's Journey Biography

At Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park, we are committed to helping families honor their loved one’s lives. It’s why we provide Signature Services℠ that allow you to customize ...
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A Day Like No Other: Memorial Day at Mountain View

Memorial Day is an important holiday set aside to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who have died while serving in our nation’s armed forces. It began in the days following the Civil ...
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Signature Services℠: Capturing the Essence of Your Loved One

At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory, we understand that losing a loved one can be an extremely painful experience. When you’re planning a funeral or memorial, part of ...
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End of Life Conversations: Why Preparation is a Gift of Love for Your Family

Too often, we’re uncomfortable talking about death. It’s painful thinking about losing someone we love or imagining them losing us, but it’s important to talk about it and make ...
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Don't Let Later Become Never: Show Love While You Can

When someone we love dies, we often realize too late how much that person meant to us. At the funeral, we express feelings we wish we could have shared, but it’s better to take the time to ...
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How Do You Want Your Life Honored? End-of-Life Ceremonies that Reflect How We Live

In the past, you may have been to funerals that were somber and tense, which may have created some resistance to planning one for yourself. In truth, so much has changed. These days, funerals can be ...
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How to Talk to Your Family about Preplanning

Often, people don’t think about funerals until after a loss has occurred. Then, while they’re navigating the unfamiliar terrain of grief, they’re faced with planning a service and ...
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Planning a Veteran's Funeral

Veterans dedicate themselves to a lifetime of service and are willing to die for the ideals our country holds dear. That’s why veterans’ funerals should be life-honoring tributes that ...
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Celebrating a Life Well Lived

Until recent years, funerals were very somber affairs. People typically wore black. The music was often sad. Long speeches were delivered in solemn tones. If you haven’t been to a funeral in ...
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Grieving When the Relationship was Difficult

The loss of a family member is always difficult, but when the relationship was troubled, it can be more complicated. You may have complex feelings about the loss. You might be uncomfortable with how ...
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How a Support Group Can Help Someone Overcome a Loss

Losing a loved one is always difficult, and it can be very tempting to shut yourself off as you grieve. The idea of hiding in your house, cocooned from the outside world, may seem appealing. However, ...
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When the Winter Blues Make Healing Hard

Many people feel down in the winter. The shorter days, the deep darkness and the cold weather can all have a negative impact on mood. A loss can exacerbate feelings of melancholy and push some people ...
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Comforting Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One to Suicide

Losing a loved one is always hard, but losing someone to suicide can also be very isolating. People who have suffered a loss due to suicide may feel they’re facing judgment from those around ...
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Helping Children Understand Death

When someone dies, it’s often hard to process, but it can be especially hard to explain death to children. People sometimes try to avoid talking about it or use euphemisms to soften the blow, ...
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