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Kenneth Gengenbacher
February 18, 1937 ~
January 16, 2016
Date of Service: June 24, 2017


Rubie Cox
January 31, 1925 ~
June 20, 2017
Date of Service: June 26, 2017


George Van Noy
October 23, 1930 ~
June 08, 2017
Date of Service: June 27, 2017


Charles McGuire
May 13, 1929 ~
June 20, 2017
Date of Service: June 27, 2017


Ross Bellingham
January 16, 1953 ~
June 19, 2017


Alene Vogel
November 18, 1921 ~
June 19, 2017


Ross Bellingham
January 16, 1953 ~
June 19, 2017


Linda Sikveland
November 21, 1943 ~
June 18, 2017


Joseph Mallard
August 12, 1933 ~
June 14, 2017


Shirley Thompson
December 7, 1925 ~
June 13, 2017


Kail Hitchcock
March 3, 1993 ~
June 10, 2017


 

Understanding Green Burial

GBC LogoDokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the  Green Burial Council (GBC); a nonprofit organization working to encourage environmental sustainability in the field of funeral service. Dokken-Nelson received its certification, along with a Three Leaf rating—the highest available from the GBC.

 

When green burial is selected, all aspects of burial remain as “natural” as possible—including non-formaldehyde-based care and cleansing products, natural fiber caskets and shrouds, and no vault to facilitate a quicker return to the elements. Green burial limits the environmental impact by using products made of renewable resources.

 

Green burial funeral service options are similar to a traditional funeral service. The primary difference is the selection of fluids used for sanitation and preservation. Options for a green burial service include: 

  • No visSunset Hillsitation, no services (direct burial)
  • Private family visitation (usually no embalming required)
  • Public visitation, utilizing embalming with formaldehyde-free fluids
  • Home vigil

While there are no official “green” cemeteries in the state of Montana, the Gallatin Valley has several cemeteries that do not require the use of a vault: Sunset Hills Cemetery; Reese Creek Cemetery; Fir Ridge Cemetery (West Yellowstone); and Dry Creek Cemetery. With green burial, grave markers that don’t intrude on the landscape are typically selected—such as shrubs and trees, or an engraved flat stone native to the area. The available marker options vary by cemetery.

 

Understanding Green Burial PDF

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"Let me thank you for the care you took with my father and family.  You and all the staff at Dokken-Nelson were wonderful.  We appreciate all you did for us; it was wonderful not having to worry about anything during this very sad time."

~ M. J.
 
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