What You Should or Should Not Bring to a Funeral

What You Should or Should Not Bring to a Funeral

Just as there is no rule book detailing the “right” thing to say to someone at a funeral, it can be difficult to know what you should or should not bring to a service. Funerals and memorials are a time for quiet reflection, bonding with loved ones and...
How to Cope with Difficult Emotions at a Service

How to Cope with Difficult Emotions at a Service

When you lose a loved one or close friend, emotions of all kinds are close to the surface. Grief is generally the foremost, but you may also be feeling sadness, desolation, futility . . . and perhaps even the tiniest bit of relief if your loved one had been suffering...
Advantages of Pre-Planning a Funeral

Advantages of Pre-Planning a Funeral

No one wants to consider what happens after we pass from this life, but there are inevitably tasks that will fall upon family members who are left behind — and who may be ill-equipped to handle them in their delicate emotional state. While it can be challenging...
5 Types of Funeral Services

5 Types of Funeral Services

When a loved one passes, many people believe that there is only one type of funeral service available. Typically, it is whatever service or practice is proscribed by their culture or religion. This may be the only type of service they have attended in the past. In...
What Does a Funeral Home Do?

What Does a Funeral Home Do?

The death of a loved one can be difficult – especially if you’re the one tasked with making funeral arrangements. If you’ve never been responsible for planning a service, you may be wondering where to start and what decisions need to be made. This is where your...
What a Typical Funeral Schedule Looks Like

What a Typical Funeral Schedule Looks Like

If you’re unsure what to expect at a funeral, you’re not alone. An estimated 2.4 million funerals take place in America every year. Yet, many guests don’t understand the intricacies of planning, or attending, a funeral service. To help, here is a general overview of...
How to Handle Yourself at a Funeral

How to Handle Yourself at a Funeral

The grieving process looks different for every person and every loss. Sometimes, it involves long periods spent crying, or reminiscing about the good times you spent with your loved one. Other times, mourners appear stoic and steady – perhaps they want to stay strong...

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. Traditionally, people wore black after the death of a loved one to...
How to Help Your Parent Cope with Losing a Parent

How to Help Your Parent Cope with Losing a Parent

At Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, we understand that as an adult child, supporting a parent can be very difficult after they have just lost one of their own parents. When someone dies, many are left to mourn and grieve and it can sometimes be difficult for...
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...