• A Guide to Choosing a Cemetery

    Cemetery Tacoma

    Whether you are planning a funeral for a loved one or pre-planning a funeral for yourself, choosing the right cemetery is an important part of that process. Knowing what to look for when choosing a cemetery can help to ease the process. If you are looking for cemeteries in Tacoma , continue reading to gain valuable information about choosing a cemetery.

    Cemetery Location
    Choosing a cemetery with a location that you like is important. If your loved one did not choose a cemetery plot prior to their passing, be sure to consider what he or she would have liked when it comes to choosing the cemetery location. Many people do like to be buried close to where they lived, but some prefer to be placed in a location far away that meant something special to them. If you are choosing a cemetery for yourself, consider if staying local or being placed remotely feels better for you and your family. After finding a location, you will need to choose what kind of cemetery you would like for yourself or your loved one.

    Religious Cemeteries
    If you or your loved one is religious, you may consider a religious cemetery. These cemeteries are non-profit and are owned by a religious organization. To learn more about religious cemeteries, it is best to contact a local church, mosque, or synagogue. Keep in mind, religious cemeteries may limit your choice in location.

    City Cemeteries
    City cemeteries are non-profit and are run by the county. Depending on the size, the city cemetery may already be full . The space also may already be set-aside for those who die without the means of a burial. As with religious cemeteries, your choice in location is limited with a city cemetery.

    Public Cemeteries
    When you think of a cemetery, chances are you are thinking of a public cemetery. These cemeteries allow you a full range of options when choosing a location for yourself or a loved one. It is often easy to find a public cemetery you will enjoy in your local area by researching online or talking to a local funeral home.

    If you are looking for a cemetery, call Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park, and Crematory at (253) 584-0252. For years our caring and compassionate staff having been the Tacoma community plan funeral services. We look forward to helping you choose the right options for you.

  • Comparing Cremation and Burial

    The decision to be cremated or buried is a very personal decision, and one that relies on personal preferences, spiritual beliefs, and one’s budget. The ceremony surrounding a cremation can mimic a traditional burial, but cremation also allows for more personal celebrations. For example, one’s cremated remains can be scattered in a favorite location, planted alongside a tree, or kept at home in a beautiful urn. Watch this short clip to learn more about the differences between cremation and burial.

    Whether you’re pre-planning your own funeral or making arrangements for a loved one, the compassionate funeral planners at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory are here to help you every step of the way. Please call our full-service funeral home and crematorium at (253) 584-0252 to learn more about the differences between cremation and burial and other funeral options.