Cremation is a growing choice in our country and one that is widely accepted within many religions. When a body is cremated, it is reduced to its natural elements, quickly and without chemicals. A variety of disposition options are available for those who choose cremation, including ground burial, cremation benches, urns, cremation niches, columbariums and scattering gardens. Mountain View funeral Home and cemetery operates our own crematory inside our facility. Your loved one never leaves our care during the entire process, we keep your family member on site the entire time Questions about Cremation Following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about cremation. Keep in mind that laws and procedures vary from state to state and from provider to provider. What Is Cremation? To begin with, it is probably easier to describe what cremation isn’t. By Arizona law, cremation is final disposition of the remains, but to a family’s needs it is not, nor is it a type of funeral service. Rather, cremation is the process of reducing human remains to basic chemical compounds in the form of gases and bone fragments. This is accomplished through high temperatures and vaporization. Contrary to popular belief, the cremated remains are not ashes in the usual sense, but rather dried bone fragments that have been pulverized in a device called an electric cremated remains processor. This leaves the bone in a fine sand like texture and color, able to be scattered without any foreign matter. Is Embalming Required Prior To Cremation? No, Embalming is required for a public viewing, and is a choice and your decision. You will be asked by your funeral director for permission to embalm after he...Read More
Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery operates our own crematory inside our facility. Many funeral Homes in the Valley contract with third party Crematories to transport the deceased and deliver the cremated remains back to the funeral home. Many times, this will increase the time for the return of the cremated remains up to a week or more. Rest assured as your loved one never leaves our care during the entire process of cremation at Mountain View Funeral Home. The same licensed funeral directors that meet with you to arrange for your every need, are also our licensed Cremationists....Read More
Planning ahead is always a great idea. It provides peace of mind in knowing that you are prepared, especially for those life events that we have no control over. Many major decisions and purchases require careful thought to consider the emotional and financial impacts they may have. In your lifetime, you will most likely purchase 6-8 automobiles, 3-5 houses, and 1-3 funerals. A funeral can be among the most emotional experiences that we can go through. Properly planned though, it can be a celebration of life, and a reflection of the individual. Left to the time of need, surviving family members can be overwhelmed by questions and second thoughts and oftentimes, finances can be depleted because of a long illness or because the estate was not properly protected. Planning ahead encompasses many different aspects. It really goes beyond having a Will prepared or purchasing life insurance. There are many different pieces of information that need to be gathered as well as several decisions that need to be made pertaining to services and merchandise. No one likes to be forced into making quick decisions. Most people want to investigate their options before making any important decision, but when a death occurs, and no plans are made in advance, there is an urgency created. Oftentimes, other family members are scattered about the country, which makes it that much more difficult. Now decisions have to be made rather quickly and not always in the best frame of mind. There is also the added stress of where the money is going to come from. That is a lot to go through, in addition to the emotional roller coaster that an individual might already...Read More
Our deepest appreciation to those families that made the effort to acknowledge the care and compassion we try to give each and every family. Experiencing the death of a loved one can be overwhelming emotionally, spiritually, and financially for even the most prepared individual. Phoenix funeral service arrangements provided by the qualified staff at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery can ease and make bearable this unavoidable part of life. February 14, 2014 Thank you so much for the beautiful and thoughtful time you took for us. Theresa P. and Family Steve, Clint and Staff, Thank you for your care and help in planning my husbands funeral. Terri and Family January 2014 Dear Shannon and Mt. View Crew, Never could I have imagined my life without one of my parents – but now I must live without my Dad. I thought, when the time came, it would be a horrifically grievous occasion, but thanks to you and the sincere kindness of others at Mtn. View – it was beautiful and dignified. Thank you for giving so freely the gift of your love and thank you for the gift of the cards. you brought love and joy into a very sad event in our lives. Love, Lori M. October 2013 Mr. Lewis: Receiving your letter, I thought it a good opportunity for me to send some thoughts your way. I cannot tell you how wonderful I felt your team was that dealt with my family these past 2 months. My mother passed the 28th of August, and that day I met Shane and Jay. The gift my mother and dad left of having everything planned, chosen and paid for was truly a wonderful...Read More
Today, there are many types of unique and personalized interment options to fit individual or family needs and preferences. The trained counselors at our Mesa Cemetery will be happy to provide additional details on any of the following options, or to answer any questions you may have. Ground Burial Mausoleum Entombment Cremation Columbariums Silk Flowers for Cemetery...Read More
Since 1951 we have been a family owned funeral home and cemetery.