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Explaining Death To A Child

Explaining the death of a loved one to a child can be difficult, especially if you are in the process of coping with the loss yourself. For some helpful advice on being honest and straightforward with your children, watch this informational video clip.
 
In this video, a funeral service professional offers advice on using analogies to explain death to your child. She recommends relating the life cycle of plants and animals to that of humans to provide your children with the understanding that he or she needs. 
 
Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory has been providing grief support services to residents of the Tacoma area for more than two decades. Call (253) 584-0252 to find out more about the resources we have available for helping children and teenagers cope with grief and loss.

Pre-Arrange Your Funeral Service With Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Services

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Pre-arranging your funeral services is a practical undertaking that provides numerous benefits to both you and your loved ones. Take a look at these advantages of making funeral pre-arrangements:

  • Lock In Prices
    Several funeral homes offer pre-need discounts and price lock-ins that can make pre-arranging your funeral less expensive. This can save your loved ones a significant amount of money and stress.
  • Save Loved Ones Stress
    In addition to helping your loved ones financially, you can save them a great deal of time and energy by making your arrangements in advance. In the time period following your death, your loved ones will be grieving your loss. By pre-arranging your funeral, you will spare them the added stress of agonizing over whether or not the burial, cremation, or funeral service details they choose are what you would have wanted.

    By pre-arranging and paying for your funeral in advance, you can also enjoy the comfort of knowing that your loved ones will be left with no immediate burden of any kind when you are gone. This will allow them to reflect on memories of time spent with you and grieve your passing with the time and space they need.
  • Experience Peace of Mind Regarding Funeral Details
    Pre-arranging your funeral will also enable you to enjoy the added comfort of knowing that your funeral plans will be carried out in accordance with your wishes.
Are you a Tacoma resident who is looking for a funeral home with a wealth of experience helping individuals pre-arrange their funeral services? At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, our helpful funeral service providers can walk you through every step of the process, from picking your burial plot to financing your funeral. To speak with a helpful member of our staff about pre-arranging your funeral, call (253) 584-0252.

What To Look For In A Funeral Home

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Making funeral arrangements for a loved one in the midst of grieving can make for an especially difficult and stressful experience. Having a caring and dedicated funeral home staff to assist you during your time of need can help make the process a bit easier. When you set out to find a funeral home to help you make your loved one’s burial, cremation, and memorial service arrangements, look for a funeral home that offers the following:
  • Full Range of Memorialization Options
    Religious affiliations, cultural norms, and family traditions are primary factors that incite people to choose certain burial, cremation, and funeral rituals. By choosing a funeral home that offers a wide range of burial, cremation, and mausoleum internment options, you can be assured that your loved one is laid to rest in the way that he, she, or you would consider proper.
  • Catering Services
    Receptions at which family and friends gather to honor the memory of a loved one commonly follow funerals or memorial services. By selecting a funeral home that provides catering services and space that can be used for a reception, you will be able to work with one provider for all of your funeral program needs.
  • Personalization 
    Look for a funeral home with a wide selection of burial containers, cremation vaults, and even memorial stationery so that the funeral or memorial service you plan will exude the life and personality of your loved one.
  • Grief Support
    Grief manifests itself in different ways. If you feel that you are having trouble managing your grief in the aftermath of your loved one’s death, you may benefit from the free one-on-one and group grief support services that some funeral homes provide.
At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory in Tacoma, our compassionate and experienced funeral service providers can help you feel confident that the funeral your plan for your loved one is exactly what he or she would have wanted. Call (253) 584-0252 to speak with a funeral home representative today.

Let Us Help You With Your Funeral Arrangements

Rest In Peace

The days following a loved one’s death are filled with sadness, anger, and many other complex emotions. It can be very difficult to do much of anything during this time, much less plan a funeral. For help seeking closure after the death of a loved one, you should consider enlisting professional help.

  • Have you recently lost a loved one? Let this page from HelpGuide.org help you move on.
  • Popular in the 19th century, private mausoleums have recently seen a resurgence. Read this article from the New York Times to learn more.
  • Are you looking for respectful ways to remember a lost loved one? Read this article.
  • More and more people are choosing green burial options. Learn more at this page from Scientific American.
  • How do funeral professionals use formaldehyde safely? Find out at this page from the National Funeral Directors Association.

For more information, call Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematorium at (253) 584-0252.

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