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Services & Obituaries
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Hayden Ferguson
September 12,1928 ~
October 08, 2019
Date of Service: October 26, 2019


David Bayne
March 1, 1958 ~
October 13, 2019
Date of Service: October 26, 2019


Edward Smith
October 6, 1930 ~
October 17, 2019


John D Sandmeyer
March 21, 1930 ~
October 15, 2019


Deborah Jacobs-Long
November 14, 1952 ~
October 12, 2019


Cammy Van Antwerp
December 15, 1952 ~
October 12, 2019


Barbara Bohr
September 26, 1932 ~
October 08, 2019


Anthony Stamm
January 22, 1931 ~
October 07, 2019


Russell Lubbers
November 20, 1927 ~
October 05, 2019


 

Understanding Green Burial

Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is the only funeral home in the state of Montana that is certified by the Green Burial Council (GBC); GBC is 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 visitation, 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; 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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"Thank you for the marvelous way you handled the last rites.  I never would have expected so much.  I am so grateful to you that words fail me."

 
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