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Erwin Halvorson
January 4, 1922 ~
September 20, 2016
Date of Service: September 29, 2016


Sheryl Coppedge
December 18, 1951 ~
September 21, 2016
Date of Service: October 01, 2016


Jean Clem
January 25, 1931 ~
September 22, 2016
Date of Service: September 29, 2016


Jeffrey 'JT' Baysinger II
July 1, 1989 ~
September 23, 2016
Date of Service: October 01, 2016


Roger Iszler
September 9, 1942 ~
September 24, 2016
Date of Service: October 01, 2016


Nolan Palin
January 4, 1991 ~
September 26, 2016
Date of Service: October 04, 2016


Jeanne Moeller
August 1, 1925 ~
September 26, 2016


Linda Westbrook
December 27, 1944 ~
September 22, 2016


David Jones
August 5, 1947 ~
September 22, 2016


Robert Hulbert
November 1, 1955 ~
September 21, 2016


Jeanette Zinner
September 30, 1940 ~
September 21, 2016


Bessie Miller
October 31, 1917 ~
September 20, 2016


Evelyn Triemstra
February 20, 1923 ~
September 19, 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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