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Margaret Yaw
February 11, 1920 ~
January 17, 2016
Date of Service: February 15, 2016


Eric Hanson
October 15, 1953 ~
January 31, 2016
Date of Service: February 12, 2016


Suzanne Erickson
April 28, 1928 ~
February 04, 2016
Date of Service: February 11, 2016


Elizabeth Summers
March 27, 1928 ~
February 04, 2016
Date of Service: February 12, 2016


Patricia Edwards
May 13, 1929 ~
February 04, 2016


Marjorie Shaw
August 5, 1938 ~
February 04, 2016


Claudine Eckes
January 25, 1934 ~
February 03, 2016


Lucille Fenn
August 14, 1920 ~
February 03, 2016


Alexander Diekmann
February 10, 1963 ~
February 01, 2016


Robert Johnston
October 2, 1921 ~
February 01, 2016


Richard Mitchell
March 3, 1950 ~
January 30, 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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"This has been such a sad and painful time for me and my family.  Your kindness, patience, and guidance were greatly appreciated by me and everyone in the family.  You continually exceeded my expectations during a time when we needed it most."

~ The J. Family
 
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PLEASE SAVE THE DATE
Dr. Alan Wolfelt Returning to Bozeman: April 11 & 12

HAVE THE TALK OF A LIFETIME
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NEWS RELEASE: Have the Talk of a Lifetime
November 19 ~ 2pm & 6:30pm

Jim Mitchell Honored for 50 Years in the Funeral Industry
MFDA Recognizes 50-Year Commitment at State Convention

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

 


     
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