Losing a loved one is difficult for everyone. There are things that you can do, however, to make the process a little easier on your family. At Mountain View, our full-service funeral home and Mesa mortuary staff can help take you through the process of making arrangements and provide you with comfort during this challenging time.
Obviously, the first thing to do when a loved one passes away is to contact immediate family. Bringing the family together can provide a strong support system that can help you through the difficult process to come. This can also give the family the opportunity to discuss any wishes that the deceased may have expressed in regards to cremation, burial, etc. If at all possible, it is always best to have a plan. As with any difficult situation, having and executing a plan is much easier than making difficult decisions. However, Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery knows that having a plan is not always possible and have provided a checklist below to get you moving in the right direction at this trying time.
First, choose a funeral home, such as Mountain View Funeral Home, and call to begin the process. As we have spoken about previously, the first conversation will be to gather as much personal information as possible about the deceased in order to fill out the death certificate. Once the funeral home has been contacted, arrangements will be made to transport the body to the funeral home. At this time, it is necessary to decide on the budget, if one has not previously been made, for the burial process. Once the budget has been created, a decision on whether your loved one will be buried or cremated must be made. After that, preparations for the funeral or memorial service will need to be made. These preparations are unique to each family and consideration should be made for the circumstances of the death and what will help your family the most through the grief process.
We know that you have many options in choosing your Mesa mortuary, but Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery is here to help you and your family with all of your funeral and burial arrangements.