• Debunking Myths About the Grieving Process

    Dying is a natural part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier when a loved one passes away. It is normal to experience intense feelings of grief after you lose someone you care about. While grief is widely accepted as a normal experience, there are also a number of myths surrounding the grieving process. For example, some people believe that grief is something to be avoided. In truth, dealing with your grief can make you a stronger person on the other side. Ignoring your feelings can do you more harm than good in the long run. Other people think that you should try to get over your grief as quickly as possible. While this may sound like a good idea, everyone grieves in different ways and should take as much time as they need to process their emotions.

    Time to Grieve

    A funeral service is an important part of the grieving process. Contact Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory at (253) 584-0252 when you experience the death of a loved one. Our compassionate staff will aid you in every step of the funeral planning process .

  • How to Help Your Children Through Grief and Loss

    Grief and loss can be overwhelming to deal with when you are an adult, and it can be even more challenging for children. Watch this short video to learn how you can help your children through this difficult period.

    The most important part of helping your children through grief is to make them feel safe. Spend as much time with them as you can, and make sure that the time you spend together is quality. Watch for changes in behavior that indicate fear or anxiety, and talk to your children to help them understand that their feelings are completely normal.

    Helping your children through grief and loss can aid you in your journey as well. Contact Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory at (253) 584-0252 or visit our website to learn more about how we can help you honor your loved one.

  • Finding a Resting Place for Memorial Urns

    After making arrangements for your loved one to be cremated at a Tacoma funeral home, you should take a moment to consider where you will place the memorial urn that contains his or her ashes. There are several different options available to you, including placing the urn in a meaningful spot in the home, burying the urn, or using it as a vessel to carry ashes to a location for scattering. The latter is a worthwhile option for honoring someone who was particularly fond of a park, the sea, or his or her own property.


    If you choose to keep the urn unburied, you might consider placing it within a memorial at your Tacoma cemetery. The memorial options offered at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory include placing the urn in a glass-front niche in the mausoleum or at the foot of a cremation pedestal. To learn more about these options or to speak with a representative about making the arrangements, call Mountain View at (253) 584-0252.

  • What Is Cremation Jewelry?

    As cremation becomes an increasingly popular alternative to traditional burial ceremonies, people are looking for new ways to remain close to loved ones who have passed. While dedicating a bench or a pedestal memorial is a meaningful and tasteful way to honor a lost friend or family member, there are options that are even more intimate and innovative, such as incorporating ashes into jewelry. Here is a closer look at cremation jewelry:


    Keeping a Loved One Close

    One of the biggest concerns for those preparing to say goodbye to a loved one is that it will be difficult to keep that person close once the body has undergone cremation. Cremation jewelry uses just a portion of those ashes and incorporates them into beads, pendants, and other beautiful elements that go into the making of a necklace, bracelet, or similar style of jewelry. With cremation jewelry, you can ensure that your loved one is always close.  

    Stylish Creations and Designs

    Those who create cremation jewelry know just how personal the final product will be to a mourning relative or friend. That’s why designers work one-on-one with each client to create a piece of jewelry that not only honors the lost loved one, but also puts a smile on the face of the survivor.

    Methods for Incorporation

    The most common method used to include ashes in cremation jewelry is to fuse it with other metals to make dichroic glass. One of the most enjoyable aspects of dichroic glass is that no two glass pieces are the same, as variations inevitably occur during the firing process. This means that not only will a piece of cremation jewelry hold significance because of what it symbolizes, but also because it is a one-of-a-kind item.  

    You can learn more about the many ways to honor your lost loved one by calling Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park, & Crematory at (253) 584-0252. Each of our team members is dedicated to providing you with a pleasant and informative experience as you determine how best to keep your friend or family member’s memory alive. You can also visit our website to learn more about the many services offered at our Tacoma cemetery.