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    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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  • Planning a Funeral: Choosing a Casket and Burial Vault

    Coping with the pain of losing a loved one is always extremely difficult, and trying to pick out the right casket and burial vault can be even more heartbreaking during this time.

    In this short video, a funeral professional discusses a few things to keep in mind when choosing a casket and burial vault. When faced with so many options, he says that two things you should consider are what the deceased may have wanted as well as what the method of burial will be.

    If you’ve recently had a loved one pass away in the Tacoma area, contact Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematorium . Let us help you with the funeral arrangements in your time of grief. For more information, call us at (253) 584-0252.

  • Exploring Your Green Burial Options

    Green Burial Options

    Considering the mounting evidence in support of global warming, millions of people are doing their part to reduce their usage of energy and materials. While there’s a lot you can do for the planet when you’re alive, you can still express your love for Earth even after you’ve passed away. Here are a few green burial options for you to consider:      

    • Alternative Embalming

    Though formaldehyde is an effective embalming fluid, it is a known carcinogen. Not only are funeral professionals at risk when they handle formaldehyde, but this chemical can also leach into the groundwater and damage the surrounding environment. Luckily, alternative embalming methods are available for those who want a private family viewing without the risks.

    • Biodegradable Coffin

    Though many people are drawn to grand, steel caskets, there are many other materials to consider as options. If you’re looking for a more earth-friendly coffin , there are 100% biodegradable coffins, caskets, and containers currently available.

    • Cremation

    Though being buried in a casket holds a special meaning for many people, an increasing number of people are choosing to be cremated. If you so choose, your remains could be turned into ashes that can easily fit into a small urn. The urn could then be buried in the ground, placed in a mausoleum niche, or sent home with family members. The process is quick, efficient, and doesn’t use a lot of resources.

    If you’re interested in one of the above green burial options for your Tacoma-area funeral, contact Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematorium . Making your wishes known will make the time after your passing much easier for your loved ones. For more information, call us today at (253) 584-0252.

  • Honor the Legacy of a Loved One with the Elegance of a Private Mausoleum

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    How a person will be remembered after he or she dies is a concern for many people. If you’re looking for an excellent way to honor the legacy of loved one, you might consider the permanent beauty of a private mausoleum. Here’s a brief look at what a private mausoleum can offer:

    • Eternal Elegance

    Marble columns, a grand dome, ornate doors—a private mausoleum will stand out among the scores of headstones. Unlike small headstones, mausoleums are not in danger of being overgrown or having their inscriptions wiped away by weather. Instead, a private mausoleum will remain a strong and beautiful testament to your loved one’s life for centuries to come.  

    • Above-Ground Entombment

    Though there’s something to be said for the tradition of burial, some people prefer a more personal burial method. By entombing your loved one above the ground in a beautiful mausoleum, you and fellow mourners will be able to pay your respects in a more intimate manner.

    • Companion Crypts

    Though erecting a private mausoleum is a great way to preserve an individual’s legacy, it becomes even more poignant when it houses the remains of a loving couple. For many people, loving and being loved is the greatest legacy of all. If you so choose, a private mausoleum for your loved one can also house your remains when your time comes, remaining as a symbol of your love for years to come.

    If you’d like to preserve the memory of your loved one for as long as possible, contact Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematorium in Tacoma. Our respectful staff can present all of the various burial options as they help you find the right way to honor your loved one. If you have any questions, call us today at (253) 584-0252. 

  • Learn About Funeral Planning and Arrangements from These Resources!

    Funeral Planning

    The period of bereavement following the loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult. The good news is that community ties, family, and friends can help immensely with the healing process. The links listed below discuss coping with the events after someone close to you passes away:

    • Children sometimes deal with grief differently than adults. This website offers answers and advice for kids who are grieving .
    • This resource from the non-profit group Helpguide.org discusses the process of coping with grief

    For more information, contact the professionals at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory by calling (253) 584-0252 today.