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Martha Adams
February 22, 1920 ~
January 18, 2016
Date of Service: July 02, 2016


Eric Shelkey
December 6, 1951 ~
May 16, 2016
Date of Service: June 30, 2016


Isiah Cooper
June 26, 1944 ~
June 16, 2016
Date of Service: June 25, 2016


Violet Johnson
April 17, 1921 ~
June 19, 2016
Date of Service: July 08, 2016


Mary Parmer Terpstra
October 28, 1918 ~
June 21, 2016
Date of Service: June 29, 2016


Louise Ogle
March 22, 1921 ~
June 16, 2016


Mildred Voth
July 3, 1926 ~
June 13, 2016


Leroy Casagranda
May 8, 1935 ~
June 12, 2016


Walter Kirke Frantz
December 1, 1917 ~
June 12, 2016


Fredrick Traeger
June 28, 1930 ~
June 11, 2016


Dora Harrington
April 20, 1927 ~
June 10, 2016


Don Dykema
February 15, 1929 ~
June 09, 2016


 

Understanding Green Burial

GBC LogoDokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the  Green Burial Council (GBC); a nonprofit organization working to encourage environmental sustainability in the field of funeral service. Dokken-Nelson received its certification, along with a Three Leaf rating—the highest available from the GBC.

 

When green burial is selected, all aspects of burial remain as “natural” as possible—including non-formaldehyde-based care and cleansing products, natural fiber caskets and shrouds, and no vault to facilitate a quicker return to the elements. Green burial limits the environmental impact by using products made of renewable resources.

 

Green burial funeral service options are similar to a traditional funeral service. The primary difference is the selection of fluids used for sanitation and preservation. Options for a green burial service include: 

  • No visSunset Hillsitation, no services (direct burial)
  • Private family visitation (usually no embalming required)
  • Public visitation, utilizing embalming with formaldehyde-free fluids
  • Home vigil

While there are no official “green” cemeteries in the state of Montana, the Gallatin Valley has several cemeteries that do not require the use of a vault: Sunset Hills Cemetery; Reese Creek Cemetery; Fir Ridge Cemetery (West Yellowstone); and Dry Creek Cemetery. With green burial, grave markers that don’t intrude on the landscape are typically selected—such as shrubs and trees, or an engraved flat stone native to the area. The available marker options vary by cemetery.

 

Understanding Green Burial PDF

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~ The J. Family
 
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