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Robert (Bob) David Webster
June 24, 1928 ~
August 06, 2019
Date of Service: August 23, 2019


Dennis Haley
September 5, 1942 ~
August 15, 2019
Date of Service: August 23, 2019


Leslie Kay (Viedt) Hysell
February 16, 1943 ~
March 11, 2019
Date of Service: September 03, 2019


Gerald L Westesen
September 22, 1935 ~
August 18, 2019


Robert Ross
July 11, 1921 ~
August 18, 2019


Donald Wortman
December 29, 1940 ~
August 10, 2019


Terry Thormahlen
January 6, 1955 ~
August 09, 2019


Harriet Kamps
October 12, 1927 ~
August 05, 2019


Roger Van Dyken
November 20, `932 ~
August 03, 2019


Tracy Reamy
October 5, 1962 ~
July 29, 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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"This has been such a sad and painful time for me and my family.  Your kindness, patience, and guidance were greatly appreciated by me and everyone in the family.  You continually exceeded my expectations during a time when we needed it most."

~ The J. Family
 
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