Who Should You Choose as a Pallbearer?

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One of the most common aspects of planning funeral services is choosing pallbearers. These people escort or carry the casket in and out of the funeral home, funeral venue, and cemetery. Typically, six pallbearers are chosen, but some people opt to select up to eight people to perform this role.

Although men traditionally served as pallbearers, women are now included as well. Generally, a pallbearer should be someone who was a family member or close friend of the deceased, since taking part in the funeral is a way to honor these relationships. Pallbearers usually have to physically carry the casket, so try to choose people who can comfortably fulfill that role. If you want to include someone as a pallbearer who is physically unable to carry the casket, you may want to make him or her an honorary pallbearer. Honorary pallbearers walk in front of the casket.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory can assist you in preparing your pallbearers to take part in your funeral service . Throughout the entire process of funeral planning in Lakewood, Washington, we are here to help. Call us at (253) 584-0252 to find out more.

Learning More About Green Burials

When it comes to funeral planning, one option you may wish to consider is green burial. Green burial focuses on the use of biodegradable materials in the internment process and is an increasingly popular choice for families planning funeral services for a loved one as well as during the funeral pre-planning process.

Watch this video to learn more about green burial. In an effort to reduce the transfer of metal and other contaminants to ground water, green burial requires a biodegradable casket. Although embalming fluid is used now, there are efforts to create an alternative that does not use formaldehyde.

At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory , we can assist you with any kind of funeral planning in Tacoma that meets your family’s needs and preferences. To find out more, contact our funeral home today at (253) 584-0252.

GBC Standards for Burial Containers

The Green Burial Council, or GBC, sets eco-friendly standards for people who are interested in green burial services for a lost loved one or who wish to make green burial part of their own funeral pre-planning. At Mountain View Funeral Home, we can help you make the appropriate arrangements to meet GBC standards during the funeral planning process. Here is a closer look at the GBC requirements for burial containers.

To meet GBC standards, burial containers must be made of plant-derived, natural, unfired earthen, or recycled plant-derived materials. Fasteners and handles made of other materials can be used, as long as they are not used excessively or inefficiently, except for brass and chrome. Any finishes, dyes, or adhesives used should not release toxic by-products.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory can assist with planning funeral services for your loved one or funeral pre-planning in Lakewood, Washington for your own needs, including green funeral planning . To learn more about how we can help you in your time of need, please call (253) 584-0252.

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