Funeral Planning (Pre-Need and At-Need Planning)
No one is ever prepared for the death of a loved one. For the sake of those who will be left behind after you pass away, you might consider planning your funeral and memorialization well in advance of your passing. Making your wishes known can make the grieving process at least a little bit simpler for those left behind. If you are the one who must plan the funeral of someone who passed away unexpectedly, the staff at Mountain Home Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory will be by your side every step of the way.
Even if you are currently in good health, consider the advantages that come with making your wishes clearly known.
- Gaining Peace of Mind: Pre-planning is definitely a good idea if you’re particular about how you want your remains to be memorialized. After finishing the pre-planning process, you can rest assured that your instructions will be followed down to the letter.
- Eliminating Ambiguity: The days after a loved one’s passing can be a confusing and stressful time for those left behind. Instead of leaving your loved ones in the dark, you might consider spelling out your wishes by pre-planning your memorialization.
- Unburdening Your Loved Ones: The unexpected expense of a memorial service and burial can cause financial hardship in addition to emotional hardship. Covering the memorial expenses yourself through pre-planning can make the grieving process just a little bit simpler for your loved ones.
Planning a Funeral
Organizing a memorial can be extremely difficult when you’re still grieving for a deceased friend or family member. Mountain View will help you with the following aspects of planning a funeral.
- Conferring With Loved Ones: There’s a good chance that other survivors will have some ideas on how best to honor the deceased. Coming together and finding compromise is important during your time of grief.
- Organizing the Funeral Service: You and your loved ones must combine your ideas in order to plan a suitable funeral service. You must make choices regarding venue, format, flowers, viewing of the remains, and other aspects of the funeral.
- Determining Memorialization: Lastly, it’s important to determine how best to lay your loved one to rest. Would your loved one have preferred burial or cremation? Would he or she want a simple headstone, or perhaps an urn on the mantelpiece? These are important questions.
If you’re interested in pre-planning a funeral, or if you’re tasked with planning the funeral of a recently deceased loved one, you should know that Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory is available to provide whatever assistance you need. Call our Tacoma funeral home at (253) 584-0252 if you have any questions.