Why Do Mourners Wear Black?

Dark-colored funeral attire dates back at least as far as the 8th Century A.D., when ancient Romans wore the toga pulla – a grey, brown or black garment made of dark wool – during mourning periods. While plain black clothing remains traditional for funerals in most...
How to Help Mom Cope with Losing a Parent

How to Help Mom Cope with Losing a Parent

It’s difficult enough to lose a grandparent. For many of us, the grandparent-grandchild relationship can feel closer and more special than other familial bonds. After all, a parent must discipline a child and ensure his or her safety while grandma can focus on having...
5 Things To Look For In A Funeral Home

5 Things To Look For In A Funeral Home

Following the loss of a loved one, a family member is typically tasked with arranging funeral services. At Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, we understand that choosing a funeral home is a very personal decision. Funerals provide relatives and friends an...
How Pets Can Help You Cope With Loss

How Pets Can Help You Cope With Loss

For many pet owners, coming home to Max or Whiskers is the most enjoyable part of the day. There’s the happy wiggling tail and excited bark. The exploratory sniffing – where has mama been? With cats, it’s the tentative way she nuzzles her fuzzy tabby body around the...
How To Reach Out When Someone Is Grieving

How To Reach Out When Someone Is Grieving

Are you in a situation where you don’t know what to say to someone who is grieving? We’ve all been there. It can be difficult to come up with just the right sympathetic words. You may even decide to say nothing at all. Reaching out and letting that person...
Join Us For Our 2017 Memorial Day Event

Join Us For Our 2017 Memorial Day Event

This year, Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 29, 2017. Many people mix up Memorial Day with Veterans Day for understandable reasons. They both honor those who have served in the U.S. military. But there is a slight nuance distinguishing one holiday from the...
Choosing Direct Cremation

Choosing Direct Cremation

Cremation is an option for final disposition that is becoming more and more popular. For those who choose to keep arrangements simple and cost-effective, the decision for direct cremation is often made. What Is Direct Cremation? Some people choose to have a funeral...
Benefits Of Writing Your Own Obituary

Benefits Of Writing Your Own Obituary

Facing your own mortality is never easy. Writing your own obituary (also known as an autobituary) may seem like an exercise that brings the subject too close to home. After all, creating the very words that others will read after your death is about as stark a reality...
Planning A Post-Funeral Reception

Planning A Post-Funeral Reception

In the United States, it is customary to hold a reception after a funeral or memorial service. This provides time for family, friends, and others paying their respects to gather, share memories, and offer support to one another. While the reception is not typically...
Creating A Moving Tribute Video

Creating A Moving Tribute Video

Eulogies are often hard to make, especially when you are in an emotional state. While it is still customary to say a few words, when you really want to show the heart and soul of a deceased love one, video can be an incredible help. Whether a slide show set to music...