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Services & Obituaries

Raymond 'Buck' Jordan
March 27, 1929 ~
October 24, 2008
Graveside Service: August 22, 2014


Leone Jordan
June 8, 1930 ~
January 08, 2014
Graveside Service: August 22, 2014


Ronald Klompien
June 22, 1950 ~
August 14, 2014
Date of Service: August 21, 2014


Ethel Ehresmann
December 17, 1923 ~
August 17, 2014


Donna Masson
October 7, 1944 ~
August 16, 2014


Marlene Rector
November 10, 1941 ~
August 16, 2014


William Hebron Sr.
January 9, 1920 ~
August 14, 2014


Alexander McCleary
July 25, 1952 ~
August 14, 2014


Doris Morgan
May 20, 1927 ~
August 06, 2014


William Buzzell Sr.
January 31, 1937 ~
August 05, 2014


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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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News & Events

Bereavement Support Group
9 Weeks:  Starts 9/16, 5:30pm

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

EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL: VETERANS (& THEIR FAMILIES) OPENS TONIGHT!
Opening Ceremony Tonight, May 29, at 6:30pm

VIDEO: 2014 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Honoring Our Military

NEWS RELEASE: DOKKEN-NELSON FUNERAL SERVICE HOSTING EYES OF FREEDOM MEMORIAL
Memorial Honors Military Service & Sacrifice

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