Choosing A Memorial Service Venue

Choosing A Memorial Service Venue

A memorial service can be a therapeutic way to remember your loved one and share memories. This type of service is helpful if some family members or close friends were unable to make it to a previously held funeral due to distance or timing. It can also be the right...
How To Care For Cremation Urns

How To Care For Cremation Urns

Choosing a cremation urn for your departed loved one takes careful thought and consideration. You want to select something that reflects your feelings or your loved one’s personality. Perhaps you prefer an urn that coordinates with your home decor. While your...
Irish Catholic Funeral Traditions

Irish Catholic Funeral Traditions

Every culture in the world practices some sort of ritual or ceremony in recognition of a death. Such traditions give surviving family and friends an opportunity to gather together, comfort one another, and share memories of their loved one. The Emerald Isle...
Guidelines For Visiting A Gravesite

Guidelines For Visiting A Gravesite

Even though visiting a loved one’s gravesite is commonplace in our culture, you may still have questions regarding how such visits should be carried out. Are there things you should or shouldn’t do? How can you ensure that you show respect during your visit? Most...
A Brief History Of Embalming

A Brief History Of Embalming

The art of preserving deceased individuals dates back thousands of years. This practice has taken different forms in various civilizations. Method have involved everything from spices and perfumes to arsenic-laced solutions. Motivations have varied as much as...
Ways To Keep Your Loved One Close

Ways To Keep Your Loved One Close

Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience with long-lasting repercussions. This difficult event can leave a void in your life which nothing can replace. Many people find comfort in retaining the cremated remains (cremains) of their loved one. With multiple people...
What It Takes To Become A Mortician

What It Takes To Become A Mortician

Whether you’re considering becoming a mortician yourself, or you want to ensure that you’re working with highly trained funeral professionals, you may be curious about the process of entering a funeral services career. Here are some details about what it takes to be a...
What To Include When Planning A Memorial Service

What To Include When Planning A Memorial Service

Planning a memorial service takes some thought and consideration. Naturally, you want to honor your loved one in a special way, but you may not know what that should entail. At Mountain View Funeral Home, we have assisted families with many memorials and would like to...
Step-By-Step Funeral Planning

Step-By-Step Funeral Planning

Preplanning a funeral is practical for many reasons. The first, of course, is that you are able to make your own choices about your own funeral. You can make decisions about whether you want to have a traditional burial or if you prefer cremation. You can also leave...
What To Know If Someone Dies While In Another State

What To Know If Someone Dies While In Another State

According to the U.S. Travel Association, Americans go on a total of more than one-and-a-half billion trips each year. While passing away during travel is not typically something people anticipate, life is always uncertain. Should someone die while out of state, it is...