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 to think clearly about how to plan a meaningful memorial.
At Mountain View Funeral Home, our funeral directors understand the importance of making sure all of the details are in place and that the wishes of all concerned are being met. We have been helping families since 1951 and have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to provide the support needed during a very difficult time.
If you are planning a funeral for a friend or family member, we would like to offer these suggestions to help make the process just a little bit easier:
Include Your Family
While it can be counterproductive to ask everyone to help with the decision making, you might want to consider the feelings and wishes of close family members. Funerals are as much about closure for survivors as they are about honoring the deceased. Getting input from others can help ensure that no detail is missed.
Prepare For The Arrangement Conference
Don’t worry that you need to have everything thought through before meeting with a funeral director. However, you will want to have a few ideas about the important things that you want to include in your loved one’s memorial. For example, it is helpful to know ahead of time if your loved one is to be cremated or buried. You may also want to decide if you want a traditional service or an upbeat celebration of life. But, even if you are not sure what you want to do, your funeral director can offer options and suggestions to arrange a unique and personalized funeral.
Expect Support and Guidance
As we all know, funeral planning is not easy, especially if you have never had to plan one before. When factoring in grief and sadness, the process can be overwhelming. But no matter what your circumstances, you can rely on our funeral directors at Mountain View Funeral Home to guide you and provide every bit of support you need. We care about helping you through this difficult time and will do everything possible to make things easier for you.
For more information about how we can help you with funeral arrangements, contact us at Mountain View Funeral Home.