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Mary Simmons
January 25, 1926 ~
January 10, 2019
Date of Service: January 15, 2019


Marilyn A. Carter
January 16, 1939 ~
January 12, 2019
Date of Service: January 17, 2019


Berdena Ulmer
November 3, 1923 ~
December 24, 2018
Date of Service: January 18, 2019


Wallace Weber
November 12, 1937 ~
January 09, 2019


Roberta Brown
April 6, 1968 ~
January 08, 2019


Michael Bashore
October 6, 1951 ~
January 08, 2019


David Ng
December 24, 1942 ~
January 07, 2019


Stanley Gromek
March 30, 1922 ~
January 07, 2019


Viola Green
December 10, 1952 ~
January 06, 2019


David Gould
January 7, 1963 ~
January 05, 2019


 

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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"Thank you for the marvelous way you handled the last rites.  I never would have expected so much.  I am so grateful to you that words fail me."

 
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