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

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

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

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...

Choosing A Casket | Hardwood or Metal?

Choosing a casket, like any other funeral planning decision, is really a matter of choice. Still, many people ask us if one type of casket is better than another. The plain and simple answer is that it just depends on what is important to you. Consider the following...

World’s Most Expensive Funerals

Funeral costs can vary depending on the kind of funeral you want to have. You will want to consider your budget, as well as what is important to you when planning your own funeral or that of a loved one. Of course, we have all been witness to some of the most...

Who To Notify When Someone Passes

When a loved one passes away, the combination of grief and shock can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to focus on dealing with the personal business that needs to be addressed after someone dies. At Mountain View Funeral Home, we know that there can be a lot to...

How To Plan A Memorable Funeral

There are two schools of thought when planning a funeral. The first is that it should reflect the wishes of the deceased. The other thought is that it is a time for mourners to grieve and have a chance to say goodbye. The question is, is one of these approaches...

How Often Should You Revise Your Will?

Estate planning is an essential part of your funeral preplanning checklist. No matter what your age, it is important to have your affairs in order. Why is estate planning so important? The simple answer is that you want to protect your assets and your loved ones when...

How A Funeral Director Can Help

Making arrangements for a funeral involves many decisions. You want to honor your loved one’s wishes, but you also want to consider what would be helpful to you and other family members and friends who are in mourning. When emotions are in play, it can be challenging...