What To Expect
It is true that most people don’t know what to do when a death of a loved one has occurred. Often this is due to the fact that death happens later in life than ever before. After all, average life expediencies are significantly longer today, people take better care of themselves and our medical services vastly improved.
But there’s a downside; we can be ill-prepared to deal with a death of a loved one. Death can be expected like succumbing to a terminal illness or it can be sudden and unexpected. Either way, the death of someone you love can leave you feeling lost, alone, and unsure where to turn for guidance.
Within the first 24 hours of your loved one’s passing, you will need to meet with a funeral home to begin the final arrangements. Without a doubt, this is a difficult time for you and your loved ones. Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery would like you to know every member of the funeral home staff will be there to do their best to make this difficult time easier. The Funeral Director will guide you in making all the necessary decisions. It’s good to know you are not alone.
To assist Mountain View Funeral Home in preparing all the necessary documents, it’s helpful to bring some of the following things with you:
- Deceased’s Birth Certificate
- Deceased’s Marriage Certificate
- Deceased’s Military Discharge papers
- Deceased’s Funeral pre-arrangements documents (if available)
- Deceased Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
- Last Will and Testament and any Codicils
- Revocable Living Trust