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Sarah Mason
January 16, 1920 ~
July 26, 2017
Date of Service: October 21, 2017


Ronald Batchelor
January 14, 1930 ~
September 26, 2017
Date of Service: October 21, 2017


Juanita Cooper
August 29, 1938 ~
October 13, 2017
Date of Service: October 22, 2017


Albert Skaar
March 2, 1920 ~
October 14, 2017
Date of Service: October 25, 2017


Marietta Johnstone
November 1, 1939 ~
October 12, 2017
Date of Service: October 28, 2017


Elizabeth Bean
January 21, 1926 ~
October 11, 2017


Virginia Milne
April 16, 1939 ~
October 07, 2017


Melanie Sullivan
October 6, 1932 ~
October 06, 2017


Laurel Burgess
December 13, 1951 ~
October 04, 2017


Raymond Swanson
December 28, 1934 ~
October 03, 2017


Shirley Vander Stelt
November 12, 1939 ~
October 01, 2017


Darlene Robinson
October 18, 1930 ~
September 29, 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; 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 would like to thank you for everything you have done for our family.  Dad's service was beautiful.  Your kindness and compassion helped all of us feel peace with dad's passing.  You will never know how much your services were truly appreciated-and as dad would say 'unbelievable.'  Thanks again for everything."

 
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COMPASSUS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
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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

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

 


     
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