No one likes to think about an impending loss, but there are certain steps that are important to keep in mind when you’re on the cusp of a major life event such as the death of a loved one. When death is expected to come soon, knowing these funeral preplanning steps in advance can allow you time to grieve and say your last goodbyes with no regrets. From the first call you need to make to financial planning, our caring staff from Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery is here to help support you and your family.
Making the Call
Notifying friends and family members of your loss is important. However, the most important first call should be to the mortuary to arrange for transportation for your loved one. We can help guide you to determine whether the deceased needs to be moved again in the future, as well.
Funeral Service Planning
If the loss was unexpected, our team will work quickly with you to make the necessary arrangements. You will certainly find that we will be respectful of your time, your family, your personal needs and your budget. Funeral preplanning involves making decisions about everything from funeral flowers, locations, interment options and more. Keep in mind that the funeral is for the family as a whole, and should bring comfort to those who are left behind during this emotionally challenging time. But, it is also important to consider the wishes of the deceased.
Cemetery or Cremation Arrangements
If your loved one expressed interest in cremation, we can help you understand exactly what this option means for you. If you need to acquire space in the cemetery or mortuary, we can work with you directly at that time. We can also help you select personal remembrance options as a way to cherish your loved one’s memory. Memorial jewelry, specialized grave markers and other customized options are all available, as well as a wide variety of caskets and burial tombs for your funeral preplanning needs.
Having some of these funeral preplanning conversations in advance, either with your loved one or family members, can help take away the need for making extensive arrangements later. Our trained and compassionate funeral directors are available to answer your questions during normal business hours, or you can always call our 24-hour line for important questions.