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We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Hi Paul, I wanted to express my personal thanks for the thoughtfulness and kindness for the entire Mt. View staff. I lost both of my parents within 22 days of each other. They were buried 14 days apart. I'm sure that there are many people that deserve my thanks so please extend them to everyone! In particular I want to thank Donya and Roland! There kindness, support and professionalism helped me through this difficult time. I was born in Lakewood and have lived nearby all of my life. I have already told many and will continue to tell people that Mt. View is the best place to entrust your loved ones. We are grateful for the referral to Pastor Michael Durka to officiate the burial of both of my parents! He performed outstanding services! We may well be visiting to make arrangements for ourselves some day.

  • Brenda, Words can’t do justice to the Great appreciation are family feels toward you and all the wonderful people at Mountain View. You have taken such great care of our little angel and we are forever grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. C & J. D

    C & J.D
  • Caitlin, Thank you again for your kindness and support you showed to our family. In love and light. -The S. Family

    The S. Family
  • I just wanted to say thank you to Rick and the wonderful staff at mountainview. You helped us make my mom's home going very special. The service was beautiful. Sincerely. J.J

  • Dear Mountain View Staff, Thank you for guiding us through the final arrangements for mom. Your accommodations for her memorial service and life celebration were very nice. Most of all, we appreciate the professionalism of everyone with whom we had contact. Sincerely, P.S for The Family of D.W P.S. - The memorial candle you made for us was a special gift

  • Dear Mr. Friden, Please accept our sincere gratitude for your help with the arrangements for our family members. We appreciated your time and thoughtful consideration as we went through this difficult time. We thank you, S.B. & J.H.” Thank you!!

    S.B & J.H
  • “Caitlin, Thank you for your kindness and compassion while organizing the services, the graveside service and honor guard were perfect. K.B. & Family”

    K.B. & Family
  • “Roland, Thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness and the generous heart in helping us at a most difficult times such as these. Your kindness does not go unnoticed. Blessings, P.H.”

  • Today my mother and I came in to make arrangements for my sister's headstone. Aaron Caulfield was exceptional. He wasn't pushy or insensitive, as a matter of fact he was quite the opposite. He took his time with us and made sure we understood everything and had exactly what we wanted. Not once did we feel anything but warmth and caring from him. It's people like him that keep us returning to Mt. View in the time of need. Thank you again for the loving way you have handled our needs.

  • Caitlin- Thank you so much fro everything you have done for us! We were truly blessed having you as our director! You had mentioned you sometimes bond with your clients, I think we were two people who did and I am grateful. You are wonderful at what you do and we greatly appreciate! Thank you, K. M.

  • “To the staff of Mountain View, Thank you so much for your wonderful service to our family. Our mother was much loved and your kindness allowed us to honor her like we wished. Sincerely, E.”

  • “Dan, You were a beacon of light during a dark time for our family. You thought of everything and understood exactly what we needed…even when we didn’t. The military service for my dad was memorable and the perfect send off for our proud patriot. Thank you for making it possible. The Family of Lt. Col. E.C.”

    The Family of Lt. Col. E.C.
  • “To Chris and Pastor Kai, Thank you so much for all you and everyone did to make my father’s ‘day’ so nice. The H.P. Family”

    H.P. Family
  • “To the Staff and Management of Mountain View, Mountain View Funeral Home has been the choice for the final resting place for most of my family spanning 3 generations. IT was a pleasure working with Neil Beck in fine-tuning the format, service and reception. He was receptive to all the unusual ideas to make the celebration as unique and personal as we created. He bent over backwards to make certain every detail was carried out – even to the point of actually seeing over everything on the day of the event – and adding his personal touches to our unique ideas. The celebration couldn’t have been more perfect, and I attribute Neil and the Mountain View Staff members to the success of this event. Gratefully, the Family of M.P.”

  • Marvin, …Your gentleness, patience and attention to detail were evident throughout the entire process. Thank you for all your work in making the services at both the Garden Chapel and Tahoma National Cemetery wonderful and special to us. I know this is what you do, but in our eyes, your service to us was exemplary, and God has truly blessed you with the perfect disposition and demeanor for what you do…

    With Heartfelt Thanks, The D. & P. Family
  • Mountain View is very special. You care for our loved ones.

  • Marvin, You were a wonderful host in a difficult time. We hope you can join us in celebrating Mom’s life. Thank you,

    M. & R. M.
  • Brenda & Team, Thank you so much for all your help and support with putting the service together to honor our grandson’s life. It’s a blessing and was a beautiful day with many surprises we will all remember for many years – especially the doves – we loved it. Thank you again,

    W & L. J.
  • To the Staff of Mountain View, I cannot express to you how all of you dealt with us so very sincerely in our hour of grief and need. My daughter and I were so impressed be the entire office. And to Marvin, for you to make the kind of gesture of lowering the cost of cremation was above and beyond “customer service.” We were all grateful for your kindness. So, to the entire staff, we say a big thank you, and I have also gone online to Yelp.com and given your establishment a raving review.

    M, K, & N. S.
  • Marvin, We wanted to again say thank you for everything you did in regard to his mother’s service from our iitial meeting and through the gathering at Tahoma national Cemetery. You have a high level of professionalism and also are a very caring individual. The flowers you took care of for us were beyond beautiful. Thank you again.

    R. & N. M.
  • Jason, Thank you for you kindness and concern. The slideshow you created was awesome – several people commented on it. Making the Diet Coke run was way above and beyond!

    M. & L. H.
  • Paul, Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness during our family’s sad time – it was much appreciated.

    M. & L. H.
  • Clarke, Thank you for your help and advice during this difficult time. We were better prepared for the memorial service because of your thoughtfulness. You must be one of the best if your one Rich’s “Team.”

    M. & L. H.
  • Staff of Mountain View, Our family appreciates the beautiful flowers provided for our Mom’s funeral. Thank you for your concern and thoughtfulness.

    M.V. Family
  • Dear Carl, Thank you so much for your diligence in making sure that our marker and bench were as perfect as possible. I truly appreciate the patience, kindness, and professionalism you showed me as we worked through this project. You knew how important is was to me to have everything turn out beautifully and I’m very pleased with the results. I would never have been as satisfied without all your help and perseverance.

    K. O.
  • Dear Marvin, My family was very impressed with the professionalism and caring nature that the service was conducted. Several in attendance remarked about the releasing of the doves and we thank you for the suggestion. Our experience with your services were excellent at this difficult time.

    S. & R. C.
  • Dear Marvin, Thank you so much for your kindness and the care you gave to my dad. You are a blessing!

    Y.P. and Family
  • Kirk Oberg- Our thanks for the beautiful job you did with my brother’s service. Your attention with us and the details you handled were much appreciated. Thanks again!

    C & H. N., North Dakota
  • Christmas eve I delivered large wreath's to family buried at Mountain View. I had driven 1 1/2 hrs to get there, and was short on time. I had purchased all the stands available, and was short one wreath metal stand. A young man named Tyler was working in the area and took the time to listen and came to my rescue . He quit what he was doing, found a heavy duty stand and made sure I had everything I needed. The graveside looked beautiful. His positive attitude , and kind heart made my day. Please Thank him for simply caring .

  • Dear Dan, Best regards and thanks for all you, Neil, and Jason, and the staff at Mountain View did for the B's and Sheriffs Dept. Your support and professionalism during a difficult time for the B. family and community was phenomenal and most appreciated-to say the least!

  • Thank you for getting Christmas Wreaths for my mom and brother. Have a wonderful holiday season. Again this year I so appreciate what you do for the graves of my loved ones and for the children.

  • Our family would like to thank you for your personal attention during the loss of our Mom. Your kindness is more appreciated than we can express. We are truly blessed, not only to have each other, but also wonderful people like you. Thank you again and God Bless.

    -The Family of P. H.
  • Just wanted to say thanks on behalf of the family. Everyone on your staff was exceedingly kind and helpful. Kirk Oberg was our director and he did an outstanding job and he's really a nice guy. It was a very hard day but your team helped us through it and we're forever grateful.

  • Dear Kai, Thank you for replacing a bent flower vase on my father's headstone, your professionalism and kindness were reassuring.

  • "Hi Bob, Thank you for your compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience and all the hard work!

  • "Mr. Thomason, Thank you for everything. I appreciate all that you did to ensure my father's services were done with elegance and style.

  • Kirk and Neil, We just wanted to thank you again for the care and kindness you showed to our family going through this difficult time. With much appreciation to you both-

    T & R J.
  • Marvin: Just a note to thank you for all your assistance in helping us on P.'s passing. It was a comfort to be able to work with someone who did not just do his job - but someone who really cared for the sorrow and shock we were experiencing, and showed the compassion and care you did, and going to the extremes to answer our questions and the follow up. I am sincerely grateful to you and the Mountain View Staff for your professionalism and care to our family.

  • My husband, R. W., and I made our end-of-life plans with you in July 2011. My husband passed away at home shortly after midnight April 30, 2013. Emergency personnel and a husband/wife chaplain team were here for hours and sometime contacted your two representatives. All personnel performed their duties flawlessly with utmost kindness and respect. That afternoon my family, pastor and I met with our funeral director, Bill Straley. In our 2011 preplanning we had established cremation with an opportunity for viewing, if desired, with the urn going to Tahoma National Cemetery. Bill directed us to perfect choices for our family---additional urns to go to family in Alabama and to favorite family place...escorting W. from funeral home to crematorium. He arranged our first viewing for that afternoon and a second viewing on May 5 so everyone had an opportunity. Bill did EVERYTHING right for all of us, giving logistics for each request...TNT obit, Alabama obit...fresh Levis and handkerchief for W....picking up urns and flag...picking up death certificates...receiving wedding band after last viewing.. .notes, photos inside urn...inscription for in-ground marker...protocol for Tahoma. We all liked him and we all trusted him. We think Bill Straley is THE BEST. We would recommend him to all persons anywhere.

  • Thanks for doing so much for us and being so caring and going out of your way for us. I can't thank you enough.

  • August 11, 2013

    In July Sacia helped me with the planning of my Husband funeral and she was awesome in every way the support and listening of the concerns I had with his family I can not say thank you enough for the job she did all the way around I would recommend her to any one."

  • August 09, 2013

    : Our family wants to THANK YOU for your outstanding guidance and services during our mother's death. We dealt with Greg Morley and Sacia Vik mostly, and were very pleased with them. The Willow room was perfect, and your staff was so helpful and nice during our huge turnout. Every aspect of dealing with you was positive. Again, thank you.

  • April 30, 2013

    Jeff - Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did as Celebrant for my sister's Memorial in April. For not knowing our sister, you handled the service as if you knew her and were so respectful of all the attendees. You did an amazing job of picking up on cues and building them into the service. The memorial was a fitting celebration of her life and her impact on others. We couldn't have done that without you. Thank from the bottom of our hearts

  • March 28, 2013

    The funeral services you performed gave comfort and inspiration to everyone present. Thank you very much for your support during his difficult time.

    D. Family
  • March 12, 2013

    "Thank you for creating such an amazing job on our Mom's video. Your work exceeded our expectations and made the service so nice. Thank you again! N. H."

  • March 12, 2013

    "Just wanted to send a note of thanks for all your help with my husband's service arrangements. You were both very kind a professional, and made it easier to go through this difficult process. Many thanks and blessings, R.S."

  • March 12, 2013

    "We, as a family, truly want to thank you for your kind and supportive love and care during the time of my Grandmother's passing. You all have been a blessing to us and it will never be forgotten. God bless you all! A.K."

  • March 12, 2013

    "Thank you so very much for helping my family and I make arrangements for our Mother's funeral. The compassion and kindness you extended to us is greatly appreciated and I wanted to thank you personally - also for the rosary!"

  • March 12, 2013

    "On behalf of my sons, I would like to thank you for all your help in their time of sorrow. We as a family thank you and Mountain View for your services. You were great!"

  • March 12, 2013

    "Dear Mountain View, We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you for all of your support in our time of need after the death of our son. Your kindness meant a great deal to us and our family. Thank you."

  • March 12, 2013

    "Thank you for the lovely care and service for our mother's funeral . Everything was truly so nice and so appreciated from this pick up of the casket to the thoughtful, kind & good services and help you provided.

    J. & Family
  • March 12, 2013

    "To all Staff members at Mt. View, We would like to thank you for all the help for our mother's final resting place. James was a very big support at this difficult time.

    H. & Family
  • March 12, 2013

    "Thank you for the consideration you showed to me during the the loss of my wife. We the family thank your staff for a job well done. Everything was run efficient, as always, at Mt. View. Again, thank you.

    E.A. & Family
  • "Thank you so much for the gracious and gentle care you provided us in the handling of our beloved Dad's funeral services. You were a perfect fit for us with your professional demeanor and your sense of humor. What a lovely man you are. We are grateful for the way the slumber room was set up and were so very happy with the service the entire staff provided. You will forever have a special place in our heart!"