Our full service facility, includes three chapels, two reception areas, our own on-site cremation chambers and 120 developed acres of beautiful cemetery grounds.

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 park or funeral service following the death of a family member, then watch this video for guidance on speaking with children about death.

As a parent, it’s important to be completely honest with kids about what has happened. Delivering the news of the loss of a loved one should be transparent and straightforward, but at the same time, developmentally appropriate. When speaking with young children, be prepared to answer the same questions repeatedly and consistently.

At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, we offer funeral planning services as well as grief counseling in Lakewood, Washington. To find out more, please call (253) 584-0252.

A Look at Our Custom Memorial Stationary Services

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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 example would be the number of Signature Servicesâ„  that we provide. Our custom memorial stationary service is among the options that we offer which allow you to personalize more aspects of your deceased loved one’s funeral service.

We have a broad selection of designs to choose from for the guest book, memorial program, and thank you cards. Also, you can opt to personalize the memorial programs by incorporating elements such as verses, quotes, photos, or a full-length obituary. For these reasons, you can benefit from considering our custom stationary options while planning a funeral.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory offers a selection of Signature Servicesâ„  as well as helpful resources to assist you through the funeral planning process. If you’re in the process of planning a funeral in Lakewood, Washington, then please contact us by calling (253) 584-0252.

Spotlight on Private Mausoleums

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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 own place within the structure, but some families prefer the option of having a private mausoleum.

A private mausoleum is a place that is reserved for family members and other loved ones who wish to be entombed together. If your family makes this decision, the funeral home and cemetery will work with you to design a mausoleum that fits with your vision, from the types of materials used to the size of the structure.

Let Mountain View Funeral Home walk you through all of your options for funeral pre-planning, including your cemetery burial and above-ground entombment choices. We can help you make the selection that is right for your family and your budget. Get started on the process of funeral planning in Lakewood, Washington today by calling us at (253) 584-0252.

Tips for Following Proper Funeral Etiquette

People who have not attended funeral services in the past are often anxious about going to a ceremony, because they are worried they may make an inadvertent etiquette mistake. Increase your confidence about attending a funeral service by watching this video.

When you attend a viewing or wake at a funeral home or a funeral service, be sure to dress appropriately. Black or another dark color is usually the best choice, unless the family has specifically requested differently. You can send flowers to the funeral home to offer your condolences, or if the family prefers, you can make a donation in the name of the person who has passed to an organization they have specified.

At Mountain View Funeral Home, we are available to answer your questions about funeral planning and funeral services in Lakewood, Washington. When you need our services, please call (253) 584-0252.

Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning a Loved One's Cremation

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If you are planning a loved one’s funeral and you have chosen cremation, there are a number of subsequent decisions you will need to make. Your funeral home will always be happy to walk you through the process and help you make the right choices for you and your family. As you are making plans, ask yourself these questions to help you narrow down your options.

Do I want a ceremony?
Some people want to have a traditional viewing and funeral service alongside cremation, while others prefer to simply have the cremation performed without an additional ceremony. Cremation does not limit your options for ceremonies in any way, so the choice is entirely a personal one. Another choice some families make is to have a memorial ceremony after the cremation, instead of having a viewing and funeral. You can combine options in any way that feels appropriate to you, with the help of your funeral home.

How will I handle the remains?

After cremation, there are many things you can do with the ashes. If you choose cemetery cremation, you can keep the ashes in a family vault or mausoleum, in an urn garden, or within a structure such as a bench or boulder with a marker. You may also choose to keep the ashes in an urn at home or even to have some of the ashes made into jewelry. It is also possible for loved ones to divide the ashes into different urns for multiple people to keep.

How do I discuss the decision to cremate a loved one?

Occasionally, family members may have different opinions about what a loved one would have wanted, or they may have objections to cremation on a religious basis. Don’t let the cremation come as a surprise to any close family members. Instead, as the decision maker, share your reasons for choosing cremation and invite loved ones to share in other aspects of the planning process.

At Mountain View Funeral Home, we offer a variety of options for cremation in Lakewood, Washington, including funeral services and cemetery cremation. To get answers to your questions about our services, please call (253) 584-0252.

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