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Services & Obituaries
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Donald Whitmore
February 5, 1923 ~
June 27, 2015
Date of Service: July 24, 2015


Clifford Chisholm
June 22, 1951 ~
June 29, 2015


John Burgess
August 9, 1924 ~
June 27, 2015


Garry Carter Schye
April 15, 1947 ~
June 26, 2015


Richard Dean
August 5, 1961 ~
June 23, 2015


Percy Gates
November 12, 1923 ~
June 23, 2015


Katherine 'Kay' Asay
June 12, 1931 ~
June 21, 2015


Jack Perry
January 19, 1941 ~
June 21, 2015


 

Understanding Cremation

Cremation is the process of reducing the body to bone and skeletal fragments through the use of intense heat and flame.  Upon completion of the cremation and a subsequent cooling period, the cremated remains (skeletal framework) are removed from the chamber and then processed—reduced into a smaller consistency.

By state statute, cremation takes place after a 24-hour waiting period, after release by the county medical examiner is received, and all legal authorizations are completed by the person(s) with legal authority. Medical devices—pacemakers, prostheses, radioactive implants, etc.—must be removed as they pose a serious hazard when subjected to intense heat or flame.

Cremation is a private, personal service.  Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory operates its own on-site crematory that is fully-licensed by the State of Montana. Cremation takes place at our facility, and is performed under our strict supervision and in accordance with professional standards and state regulations.

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EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: May 29 to June 1, 2014
Honoring Those Who've Answered the Call to Service

 


     
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