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Dolla Weaver
May 5, 1934 ~
August 17, 2017
Date of Service: August 22, 2017


Willard Van Dyke
May 25, 1936 ~
August 17, 2017
Date of Service: August 22, 2017


Yvonne Pickett
November 8, 1915 ~
August 14, 2017
Date of Service: September 02, 2017


Kathleen Wheeler
December 13, 1933 ~
August 17, 2017


Geneva Garneski
April 8, 1925 ~
August 08, 2017


Bonnie Riddell
May 24, 1940 ~
August 07, 2017


Anne Karp
March 30, 1913 ~
August 07, 2017


Sandra Merwin
November 16, 1949 ~
August 06, 2017


Randy Chaney
May 20, 1953 ~
August 04, 2017


Norma Murdoch
August 18, 1941 ~
July 31, 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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"Thank you for all you did for us regarding our Dad's funeral.  I know many times you went the extra mile for us and we appreciate it.  As hard as it was, you made the planning easier.  Chris, you have a gift and may you continue to bless people.  We will always be grateful for you."

~ Darlene D. & Family
 
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