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Suzie Haggerty
March 26, 1943 ~
November 12, 2015
Date of Service: July 30, 2016


Patricia Langohr
February 22, 1927 ~
January 20, 2016
Graveside Service: August 01, 2016


Walter Anderson, Jr.
July 6, 1948 ~
July 08, 2016
Date of Service: August 27, 2016


Jean Snyder
February 1, 1926 ~
July 17, 2016
Date of Service: August 13, 2016


Janet Simkins
December 26, 1955 ~
July 21, 2016
Date of Service: August 03, 2016


George Freswick
May 13, 1931 ~
July 24, 2016
Date of Service: July 28, 2016


Marian Van Dyke
May 14, 1935 ~
July 26, 2016
Date of Service: July 30, 2016


Haley Peterson
September 30, 1998 ~
July 23, 2016


Betty Reinhard
August 13, 1940 ~
July 21, 2016


George Zabriskie
March 30, 1926 ~
July 19, 2016


Eleanor Ward
October 30, 1931 ~
July 19, 2016


Glen Sager
September 9, 1944 ~
July 18, 2016


James Breen
February 24, 1927 ~
July 16, 2016


Grace Cully
November 18, 1948 ~
July 15, 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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