When you’re looking for funeral homes Phoenix to plan arrangements for a loved one, you want to find a place that will treat you and your loved one with care. At Mountain View Funeral Home, we understand that funeral arrangements need to honor the departed and treat them with respect and dignity.
Many of us are familiar with the funerals of famous people. We can recall several that have made an impression on us as we watched them on television. Some of these funerals have had tremendous affect on the public even though the person who passed was not known personally by most people.
One of the most memorable funerals of modern times was that of President John F. Kennedy. The state funeral of the 35th President of the United States of America was held on November 25, 1963. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22 in Dallas, Texas. The wake and the funeral procession were broadcast on television, and the nation was glued to their TV sets. This somber funeral captured the stoic grace of the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, as well as the heartbreaking salute from the President’s very young son, John, Jr.
There have also been many famous Hollywood funerals/memorials including those of Michael Jackson and, most recently, Joan Rivers. In the early days of Hollywood, in 1926 to be exact, Rudolph Valentino experienced a sudden death. He was known as the ‘first movie star” and the spectacle of his funeral demonstrated that. More than 100,000 fans took to the streets of New York and caused riots. It turns out that many people were paid to over react to his death as a publicity stunt. This is certainly not anything that would be planned by any funeral homes Phoenix.
One of the most famous funerals that received media attention worldwide was that of Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana’s funeral was held in London on September 6, 1997. Two thousand people attended the ceremony at Westminster Abbey and over 30 millions people watched it on television. Many people remember Elton John singing “Candle in the Wind” during the service, as well as the poignant eulogy given by Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer. And, who can forget the solemn faces of her two young sons as they walked behind the caisson carrying their mother’s draped casket.
While you may never see a memorial or funeral the likes of these here in our area, funeral homes Phoenix like Mountain View, can help arrange a respectful and dignified service for your loved one. Our professionally trained and licensed staff can walk you through options that will memorialize in a very special way. We have tastefully decorated and serene surroundings at our family owned and operated funeral home and cemetery. Mountain View Funeral Home serves all cemeteries in the Valley, including the National Cemetery.