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Raymond Tatarka
January 31, 1934 ~
July 30, 2015
Date of Service: September 04, 2015


Melton Maxwell
February 14, 1944 ~
August 05, 2015
Graveside Service: September 19, 2015


Sue Kankelborg
June 26, 1927 ~
August 09, 2015
Date of Service: September 27, 2015


Adam David Arnold
October 1, 1964 ~
August 11, 2015
Date of Service: September 13, 2015


Alice Williams
December 16, 1918 ~
August 26, 2015
Date of Service: September 01, 2015


Mary 'Dee' George
June 23, 1936 ~
August 26, 2015
Date of Service: September 05, 2015


Lawrence Walker
November 13, 1933 ~
August 27, 2015


Martha Van Alstyne
April 11, 1923 ~
August 27, 2015


Bertha 'Bunny' Albers
March 3, 1936 ~
August 27, 2015


Belva Hyman
May 11, 1920 ~
August 26, 2015


Jean Francis
May 8, 1934 ~
August 21, 2015


Fred Johnson
February 18, 1997 ~
August 19, 2015


Jannette Greydanus
September 30, 1923 ~
August 16, 2015


 

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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