Military Funeral | Symbolism

Just like many other parts of service to our country, a military funeral is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Whether you're the parent, spouse or loved one of a fallen military member, it's good to understand the various symbols and what they mean as these thoughts...

What Is a Funeral Home?

No one wants to think about having to plan a funeral for a loved one, but death is an inevitable part of life and this final celebration is important to friends and family alike. When you are asked to take on this loving burden, you want to be sure that you're keeping...

Mortuary | Memorialize a Loved One

While cremation is becoming a more popular option in America, many people still have concerns when their loved one selects this option for their final disposition. At Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, we have a full crematory onsite as well as our mortuary, so...

Cemetery | Graveside Service

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, and if you're unfamiliar with the terminology or structure of a traditional service than it can be difficult to know where to start. Our knowledgeable and compassionate funeral directors and their staff will help answer any...

Funeral Music For An Elderly Parent

When planning a memorial service for an elderly parent, you want to be sure that the funeral music is appropriate, tasteful and meaningful. When your family has been impacted with a loss--expected or not--it can be difficult to think of favorite songs that would be...

Funeral Planning Services

Not every family is religious--in fact, more than 22% of Americans do not identify with any type of religion and consider themselves "unaffiliated" with faith backgrounds of any type. However, many traditional funeral services are firmly rooted in Christianity or...

Cremation Service | Growing Trend

Cremation is a growing trend in the United States, and one of the reasons why a cremation service is so popular these days is because of the low environmental impact. New cremation techniques are valued for a variety of reasons, and they are also significantly less expensive than a traditional ground burial. Cremation is also becoming a much more socially-acceptable option for families, with nearly half of the individuals in the U.S. currently choosing cremation. Here’s some of the reasons why you may want to consider a cremation service.

Funeral Assistance | Culture

Families today are incredibly blended, and may have individuals within the family who claim a variety of different cultural backgrounds. While it can be challenging to blend cultural uniqueness during holidays, a funeral is one time that you want to be sure to feature elements from all cultures to provide support and comfort to all family members. If you’re finding it challenging to incorporate all of the elements that you need be sure to request funeral assistance in planning from our friendly and knowledgeable team at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Burial Vaults | History

Many people are under the impression that the casket selected for underground burial is what will physically be in contact with the earth, but that is not the case. A burial vault, also known as a grave liner, is a container that is often made of concrete that the casket is placed inside of. The purpose of the burial vault is to prevent a grave from sinking or settling into the earth when maintenance equipment is driven over it. While original vaults were made of wood, today’s concrete is much more sturdy and durable.

Local Funeral Homes | Police Services

Every time a police officer leaves their home, there is a potential that they will not arrive home that evening. This dedication to the public good and upholding the law requires that we offer special tribute to them, whether they pass away from circumstances in the line of duty or otherwise. Local funeral homes offer a beautiful display of unity to these families, and the funeral parades often receive a full police escort and especially in the case of death in the line of duty–officers can come from miles away to pay their respects.