When a death occurs, emotions often override clear thought. In an effort to assist you, we have provided a list of some of the important information needed when making funeral arrangements. You will find it helpful to review this information prior to meeting with one of our funeral directors.
Data needed to prepare and file the death certifiatc, which is required by Montana State Law
full legal name
date of birth
City and State of birth
mother's first and maiden name
father's full name
name of spouse including maiden name
Years of education
Social Security Number
Other helpful information to be brought to the funeral home when making arrangements
Military Discharge Papers (Form DD214)
List of surviving relatives and their cities of residence
Insurance Papers (if used to pay for the funeral)
Pre-arranged funeral details (if any)
A full complement of clothing is utilized, including undergarments and outer clothes of your choice. Shoes are not needed. For women, a dress or outfit closed at the neckline and long sleeves are desirable. For men, a suit , sport coat, or collared long sleeve shirt and pants are appropriate.
Other personal items
Jewelry, eye glasses and religious items (rosary, medals) may be brought in when arrangements are made, or prior to the visitation and service. On the day of the funeral, we will confirm which items you wish to be left in the casket and which are to be removed.
Although not required, we prefer that the family bring in clothing if desired. We strongly suggest that any personal items such as jewelry, pictures and other memorabilia be removed prior to the cremation as they will be destroyed during the cremation process. These items may, instead, be placed into the selected urn after the cremation has taken place.
Arrangement appointment time
To assure availability of one of our directors and to give you the personal attention and time needed to make the arrangements, please call to schedule a convient time. Although the majority of arrangements are conducted during normal business hours, we are available on weekends as well.