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Services & Obituaries
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Elizabeth Chambers-Harding
March 7, 1958 ~
November 04, 2016
Date of Service: December 03, 2016


Shirley DeBelly
September 20, 1934 ~
November 13, 2016
Date of Service: December 09, 2016


Patricia Norton
May 17, 1948 ~
November 17, 2016
Date of Service: December 07, 2016


William Beyl
June 2, 1948 ~
November 21, 2016
Date of Service: December 04, 2016


Virginia Martin
August 4, 1920 ~
November 28, 2016
Date of Service: December 17, 2016


Edwin Wismeyer
October 1, 1922 ~
November 28, 2016
Date of Service: January 26, 2017


Scott Wheeler
August 20, 1968 ~
December 01, 2016
Date of Service: December 05, 2016


Vangier Bartle
February 13, 1926 ~
November 27, 2016


Michael Phillips
January 1, 1949 ~
November 26, 2016


Martin 'Swede' Erickson
November 10, 1929 ~
November 25, 2016


Doug Attebury
June 2, 1956 ~
November 25, 2016


Dorothy Aasheim
November 17, 1921 ~
November 22, 2016


Robert Hash
March 11, 1923 ~
November 19, 2016


Julie Belleghem
February 27, 1960 ~
November 18, 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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"We would like to thank you for everything you have done for our family.  Dad's service was beautiful.  Your kindness and compassion helped all of us feel peace with dad's passing.  You will never know how much your services were truly appreciated-and as dad would say 'unbelievable.'  Thanks again for everything."

 
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SERVICE OF HOPE: Holiday Service of Remembrance
Sunday, December 4 ~ 2pm

CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH: UNDERSTANDING YOUR GRIEF
Starts Tues~10/4/16~6:30pm (10 Weeks)

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

 


     
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