Funerals aren't about death—
they're about celebrating life.

Services & Obituaries

Carleen Crouse Parker
May 7, 1915 ~
April 17, 2014

Roger Edward Dunn
October 23, 1961 ~
April 17, 2014

Bettye White
March 16, 1923 ~
April 12, 2014

Brent 'B.J.' Vining
August 13, 1973 ~
April 10, 2014

Sydney Peterson
July 2, 1942 ~
April 09, 2014

Willard 'Bill' Keightley
October 8, 1927 ~
April 07, 2014

Shirley Sales
January 2, 1935 ~
April 07, 2014


Local Grief Resources

The staff at Dokken-Nelson is always available if you need assistance.  And following are some local grief resources that are free and open to the community. 


Journeys:  A healing journey to life during and after loss.

     Weekly-Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Pine Room

     Facilitated by Deb Gertiser, licensed bereavement counselor, 406.414.1644

SHARE:  Perinatal Loss Support

     Monthly-First Tuesday, 7pm, Bozeman Deaconess Chapel, 522.1644

Suicide Loss / Saving Lives:  Suicide Loss Support

     Monthly-First Thursday, 7pm, Bozeman Deaconess—Pine Room

     Facilitated by Ken Mottram, Bozeman Deaconess Spiritual Care, 570.8353


“Second Year and Beyond” Grief Support Group

     Second Tuesday of Each Month, 5:30-7pm, Cancer Support Community, 102 S. 11th, 582.1600

           Sponsored by Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory


Living with Grief Support Group

     Weekly-Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm, Cancer Support Community, 102 S. 11th

     Facilitated by Jennifer Welton, Grief Services Coordinator, 522.1839


Bereavement Support

     Please call for current sessions and support information, 556.0640

     Upcoming 9-Week Sessions:  Located at Rocky Mountain Hospice

     Tuesdays, starting February 11, 5:30-7pm

     Facilitated by Cindy Pipinich, Chaplain and Social Worker


Support for those who have experienced the death of a child.

     Call for current meetings:  Facilitated by Kathy Braun, 539.3491


Author, Educator, Grief Counselor ~

Family Feedback

"We greatly appreciate your help with the service.  Rachelle, your guidance and thoughtfulness made difficult decisions easier and helped to personalize the service.  Marilyn, you went above and beyond, securing an ideal reception location and helping throughout the luncheon.  T.J., thank you for your help during the service and the transition to the reception.  The DVD of photos & music will be loved for years to come.  We were all very pleased with dad's service and know we couldn't have done it without your help."

~ The B. Family
News & Events

Bereavement Support Group
9 Weeks:  Starts 2/11, 5:30pm

NEWS RELEASE: Cell Phones for Soldiers Phone Drive Results
Memorial Day Phone Drive Provides More Than 30,000 Minutes to Troops

Dokken-Nelson Partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers
$1,000 Memorial Day Match

NEWS RELEASE: Green Burial
Dokken-Nelson Receives GBC Three Leaf Rating

D-N Team Members Travel to Harvard


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