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Rayford Irby
February 9, 1922 ~
April 18, 2017
Date of Service: April 25, 2017


Robert Brenden
August 4, 1945 ~
March 25, 2017
Date of Service: April 29, 2017


Richard McNeely
November 24, 1928 ~
April 20, 2017


Merwyn Megee
May 5, 1932 ~
April 19, 2017


Margaret Edmo
December 20, 1925 ~
April 17, 2017


Francis Kellie
October 10, 1923 ~
April 16, 2017


Rebecca Armstrong
December 1, 1974 ~
April 11, 2017


Lloyd Ligtenberg
August 18, 1929 ~
April 08, 2017


Patricia Tandy
July 10, 1933 ~
April 07, 2017


 

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

Pre-planning information
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"We greatly appreciate your help with the service.  Rachelle, your guidance and thoughtfulness made difficult decisions easier and helped to personalize the service.  Marilyn, you went above and beyond, securing an ideal reception location and helping throughout the luncheon.  T.J., thank you for your help during the service and the transition to the reception.  The DVD of photos & music will be loved for years to come.  We were all very pleased with dad's service and know we couldn't have done it without your help."

~ The B. Family
 
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PRE-PLANNING: YOUR FINAL GIFT
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 ~ 2pm or 6:30pm ~ Grantree Inn

Compassus Bereavement Support Group
9 Weeks:  Starts 3/07/17, 5:30pm

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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