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Services & Obituaries
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Deborah Stratford
July 29, 1953 ~
December 08, 2018
Date of Service: December 20, 2018


A. Norman Jette
May 15, 1934 ~
December 13, 2018


Mark Weidhaas
July 10, 1951 ~
December 12, 2018


Jean Wetmore
February 18, 1920 ~
December 11, 2018


Vernon Dove
March 10, 1935 ~
December 04, 2018


Anna Mae Nicholson
September 19, 1936 ~
December 03, 2018


Jesus Acosta
November 17, 1939 ~
December 02, 2018


Donald Hargrove
March 16, 1933 ~
November 29, 2018


 

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; 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 thank you for your loving care of our mother and her family.  You really are very special people and we greatly appreciate you.  Your job is not always an easy one."

~ Bette M.
 
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