• Visit These Sites for Information on Various Traditional Funerals and More

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    Have you learned something about funeral customs and obituary writing from reading our recent blog posts? If you are looking for more information that may assist you throughout the funeral planning process, browse through the following links.

    To speak with a caring funeral service provider from a reputable Tacoma area funeral home, call Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory at (253) 584-0252.

  • How to Plan a Funeral According to Custom

    The cultural or religious background of a deceased person can play a significant role in the decisions that individual’s loved ones make when planning his or her funeral. To learn about how certain religious customs ordain certain funeral practices , watch this informational video clip.

    In addition to the choice between cremation and burial, religious persuasion can dictate the location and time at which a funeral service is held, the identity of the person or persons responsible for conducting the funeral ceremony, and several other elements that are central to laying a loved one to rest and commemorating his or her memory.

    Regardless of your religious or cultural background, the caring and dedicated staff at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park, & Crematory will work with you to make sure tradition is upheld when you plan your loved one’s funeral with us. To find out more about the full range of services we provide to members of the greater Tacoma community, call (253) 584-0252.

  • How to Write an Obituary

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    Serving as both a written farewell and a notification to the community of an individual’s death and any funeral services that are to be held in honor of the deceased, a commemorative obituary holds considerable importance. If you are coping with the loss of a loved one and are unsure where to begin the obituary writing process, this guide may be helpful.

    Know Your Word Limit Communicate with editors of publications in your area to find the newspapers or journals in which you will post an obituary for your loved one. Find out the maximum number of words or lines in advance so that you have an idea how much space you are working with.

    Gather Important Information There are some details about a person’s life, death, and family that are incorporated into almost every printed obituary. To ensure that none of these are left out of your loved one’s obituary, make a checklist containing the following data about your loved one:

    • Full name
    • Date of birth, date of death, and age at time of death
    • Most recent place of habitation
    • List of surviving immediate relatives
    • Date, time, and location of funeral or memorial services open to the public

    Brainstorm If you have some space and would like to incorporate a brief biographical sketch into the obituary, you may find it helpful to do some brainstorming. Read other obituaries if you are looking for ideas of how to present biographical information.

    Write and Review Draft Once you have chosen the educational, career, and personal highlights that you would like to include in your loved one’s obituary, organize them in a neat and concise manner. Once you have completed a draft, have another close family member look it over to verify accuracy and suggest any edits.

    Submit Early Ideally, an obituary will be circulated two or three days before the funeral service of the individual to whom it is a tribute. When planning a funeral, prioritize obituary writing because publishing that obituary is a helpful way to inform others of your loved one’s passing and funeral/memorial services.

    Are you a resident of the Tacoma area who is looking for a picturesque setting in which to honor your loved one and lay him or her to rest? To speak with a Tacoma area funeral service provider about our beautiful funeral facilities and burial grounds, call Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park, & Crematory at (888) 757-3598.

  • Why the Ritual of a Funeral is Important

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    Throughout a person’s lifetime, many opportunities arise to honor that individual’s existence, accomplishments, and place in our lives. Birthdays, anniversaries, baby and wedding showers, awards ceremonies, and promotional galas give us reason to celebrate. It is only once a person passes away, however, that we celebrate that individual’s life as a whole. This is typically done in the form of a funeral or memorial service . If you would like to understand why holding a funeral service is a meaningful way to commemorate the life of a loved one and how it can be helpful to those of us who are coping with a loved one’s loss, continue reading.

    Remembrance Funeral rituals provide those who were close to the deceased with a formal outlet for sharing fond memories of a loved one. Through eulogies, other pre-arranged tributes, and post-service time that is allocated for the purpose of sharing feelings and offering support to those in need, funeral services are filled with opportunities to remember a loved one who has moved on from this life.

    Acknowledgment Coming to terms with the fact that someone who has played a major role in our lives will no longer be around to regularly interact with us can be difficult. Even if you are not ready to fully accept that a loved one has passed away, planning and attending a funeral can help you understand the situation more fully.

    A Formal Farewell Laying someone to rest in the company of others who knew the deceased can be comforting. In addition to serving as a farewell, a funeral ceremony or some other formal tribute signifies one’s passing on to the afterlife or the next life in several religious and cultural traditions.

    Are you looking for an ideal Tacoma area setting in which to hold your loved one’s funeral and memorial service? At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park, & Crematory , we help facilitate funeral rites for people of diverse backgrounds. To speak with a caring and experienced funeral service provider about the ways in which we can help you meet all of your funeral planning, burial, and cremation needs, call (253) 584-0252.