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Ross Bellingham
January 16, 1953 ~
June 19, 2017
Date of Service: July 22, 2017


Alyce "Feddes" Finch
July 14, 1925 ~
July 20, 2017
Date of Service: July 25, 2017


Joyce Lien
September 2, 1947 ~
July 11, 2017
Date of Service: August 03, 2017


Wade "Bud" Kumlien
November 12, 1924 ~
July 18, 2017


William Parrack
October 29, 1966 ~
July 18, 2017


James Gossell
January 8, 1938 ~
July 16, 2017


Cora Friedberg
July 4, 1931 ~
July 13, 2017


Merle Young
February 7, 1939 ~
July 11, 2017


Barbara Postlewait
December 4, 1927 ~
July 06, 2017


Rose Carney
August 16, 1933 ~
July 06, 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

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"One of the most important components of this stressful time were the services you provided and the smooth operation that ensued.  We can sincerely say that your services were absolutely top-notch and we feel that things simply could not have gone better.  The professionalism and experience of your staff was clear and it extended to every person we dealt with.  We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

~ Sharon B.
 
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