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About Us

The Mountain View Difference

Our Purpose

Since 1915, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Tacoma community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.

Words we live by
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
Our Family is here for yours

Our pledge

What we stand for

We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.

Care
We treat you and your loved one as if you were our part of our own family, providing the support and serenity you need.
Comfort
We go the extra mile to ensure that families are given the compassion they so desperately need during this time.
Plan
We are your trusted guide in times of immediate need, as well as when you're ready to make plans for the future.
History & Staff

Our Story

Learn the legacy

We invite you to discover who has made Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.

1915

Mountain View draws on rich heritage, beginning in 1915 when James Thompson created the Memorial Park.

1942

James’ son, J. Arthur Thompson added the funeral home on the cemetery grounds. At the time a revolutionary idea, it was only the second funeral home/cemetery combination in the United States.

1956

Arthur’s son, Brewer B. Thompson, came to Mountain View. Under his leadership, Mountain View continued to grow. A second funeral chapel was built on the grounds, the operation was computerized, the staff grew in size to 68 full time employees, 80 more acres were acquired and the company became debt free.

2000

Cindy Thompson, 4th generation President of Mountain View built the Celebration of Life Center, which includes the Aspen Chapel and two reception rooms.

Growing beyond the family heritage

Seeing the need for Mountain View to grow beyond the family heritage from which it began, Cindy arranged for NorthStar Memorial Group to acquire the park. For nearly 100 years, Mountain View Memorial Park has been part of life for the people of Tacoma.

Continued expansion

In the past few years, we have developed an additional urn garden with over 3,000 inurnment spaces and another mausoleum structure, which brings the total of such structures to 10 with over 5,000 casket spaces and over 10,000 niches for cremated remains. The cemetery also includes five veterans sections and 53 other separate gardens for burial. 

Preserving beauty & peace

Mountain View Memorial Park has an array of flora and fauna, including 181 different varieties of trees, 575 rhododendrons, a rose garden and many varieties of birds and wildlife.

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Mountain View by the numbers

100K+

Legacies Honored

107

Years in Business

5.7M+

Moments Remembered

Our team

Meet our amazing staff

We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.

Caitlin Baranko

Caitlin Baranko

Funeral Home Manager

Chace Ward

Chace Ward

Cemetery Superintendent

Tyler Laubsch

Tyler Laubsch

Assistant Cemetery Superintendent

Neil Beck

Neil Beck

Family Service Advisor

Bob Johnston

Bob Johnston

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Richard  Wallace

Richard Wallace

Funeral Director

Vanessa Pedrotti

Vanessa Pedrotti

Funeral Director

Sue Boggs

Sue Boggs

Administrative Specialist & Historian

Anthony Dluzak

Anthony Dluzak

Family Service Advisor

Steve McCown

Steve McCown

Family Service Advisor

Elayne Best

Elayne Best

Administrative Specialist

Jenifer Spencer

Jenifer Spencer

Receptionist

Mary Lou Colorossi

Mary Lou Colorossi

Clerical Administrative Specialist

Christine Moore

Christine Moore

Clerical Administrative Specialist & Hobbs The Therapy Dog's Human

Locations

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Our Locations
Why Us

We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.

Memorable Tributes
Full-Service Arrangements
We proudly provide both funeral and cemetery arrangements to make the process seamless and customized to your needs.
Online Funerals
We've adapted our services to make it easier for friends and family to participate from home. Please call us at (253) 948-9895 talk through your options.
24/7/365 Care
For generations we have stood by our commitment to caring for our community. We're here for you anytime you need us.
Virtual Appointments
All arrangements can now be made remotely. We'll work together however you feel comfortable, whether it's by phone, video conference or email.
Testimonials

What Families Are Saying

Real Stories from Real People

Taylor Hamon was great. She covered the bases. Great decorum.

Jerome S Martin 5 stars

Thanks Neil and Katrina for making my mothers final service days beautiful. It was beyond what I expected. thank you both for being patience and was always available for our needs and questions. you both and your assisting team made our mothers day beautiful and i am extremely impressed. Thank You again.

J & T Hunt 5 stars

I want to thank the entire staff of Mountain View Funeral Home for their sympathetic smiles and understanding of the thousands of questions being asked. Everyone was great. Richard and Daniel were amazing, we appreciate all of your help and for being available and good listeners. Thank you for making a hard time a little more bearable.

Vernonda Williams 5 stars

Bob, After all this time - I finally came up for AIR! Much gratitude for all of your wisdom and hard work - it was truly and adventure I will never forget. I could not have walked through it without such a kind, patient, and multi-tasking director - Like you! Forever Grateful, T.B.

T.B. 5 stars

Thank you to all who helped with the service for N.A. The funeral was beautiful & your caring attitude was very much appreciated.

The Family Of N.A. 5 stars

Cheryl, Wow! I am speechless - this is truly amazing! Thanks so much to you and all three teams - every team is a winner in our eyes. We are so grateful for this huge donation and for your support.

Puget Sound Pet Food Bank 5 stars

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Why Plan Ahead?

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By planning your funeral, you can make sure your life is celebrated the way you want, and give your loved ones the peace-of-mind they need when the time comes.
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