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John Burgess
August 9, 1924 ~
June 27, 2015
Date of Service: August 08, 2015


Virginia 'Ginny' Griswold
April 24, 1944 ~
July 16, 2015
Date of Service: August 08, 2015


Edna Doyle
August 5, 1926 ~
July 18, 2015
Date of Service: August 08, 2015


Lloyd Flikkema
December 17, 1922 ~
July 29, 2015
Date of Service: August 05, 2015


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


Stanley Faught
June 4, 1939 ~
July 31, 2015
Graveside Service: August 06, 2015


Harold Ravndal
August 12, 1965 ~
August 02, 2015


Glenna Lane
April 29, 1925 ~
August 01, 2015


Michael F. Alvord
October 4, 1946 ~
July 31, 2015


Jesus Robles, Jr.
July 21, 1942 ~
July 26, 2015


Eldora Bokovoy
August 7, 1919 ~
July 25, 2015


Darwin Decker
December 9, 1932 ~
July 24, 2015


Betty Geertz
August 5, 1930 ~
July 23, 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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