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Services & Obituaries
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William Christie
October 10, 1935 ~
April 01, 2015
Graveside Service: May 22, 2015


Robert Myers
March 21, 1939 ~
April 09, 2015
Date of Service: May 16, 2015


Lee Poole
August 20, 1948 ~
April 18, 2015
Date of Service: May 16, 2015


Madison Veele
July 14, 2006 ~
April 19, 2015
Date of Service: May 16, 2015


Edward Loterbauer
January 13, 1924 ~
April 29, 2015
Graveside Service: May 07, 2015


Sheree Eaton
February 2, 1983 ~
May 01, 2015
Date of Service: May 08, 2015


Joseph Kreasky
June 5, 1929 ~
May 04, 2015


Bill Burton
August 19, 1922 ~
May 03, 2015


Elizabeth Johnson
July 9, 1924 ~
May 02, 2015


Gail R. Hendricks
July 27, 1934 ~
April 22, 2015


Betty Limes
August 6, 1928 ~
April 21, 2015


Frances McCartney
November 16, 1920 ~
April 21, 2015


Lois Hiebert
September 11, 1945 ~
April 20, 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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"Thank you for all your help and support during the death of my mother.  I was very impressed with your staff throughout this difficult process.  With your help we were able to say good-bye to our mother in a very meaningful way.  Our loss is still so new, but our thanks to you for the care you showed."

~ Lisa F.
 
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