(Effective Until Further Notice)
COVID-19: We remain deeply committed to the health and well-being of our Montana community, our guests and our staff.
In response to this emerging public health concern, we have taken certain precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus by:
- No Visitation or Funeral Services will be hosted onsite pursuant to the CDC recommended restrictions to public gatherings
- Conducting enhanced cleaning procedures, while increasing the frequency of sanitizing, in line with recommendations from the CDC.
- Offering phone and email arrangements to meet the needs of families and guests.
- Adjusting services as directed by state and local authorities.
Hardin, Montana — March 16, 2020 — Bullis Mortuary remains committed and prepared to safely care for the deceased and the families in which we are privileged to serve during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Terry Bullis, and his staff of licensed morticians are actively monitoring new developments related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montana and across the United States. As a member of the National Funeral Director’s Association (NFDA), Bullis Mortuary receives informational updates through the NFDA in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as other governmental agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services.
At this time, the CDC guidance states, “There is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of COVID-19.” However, the CDC also notes, “People should consider not touching the body of someone who has died of COVID-19.” Also, with further precaution, large public events of 50 people or more such visitations or funerals may, at times, be prohibited to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Bullis Mortuary will continue to offer families alternative ways to honor their loved ones including making funeral arrangements by telephone, immediate burial or cremations, graveside services, delayed memorial celebrations and webcasting of funeral services.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, and funeral services are an essential part of the recovery process. Acknowledging your loss with family and friends through a funeral service gives everyone the opportunity to express their emotions, share memories and find comfort through the support of others. A funeral service provides those who are grieving with the support they need to begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with their loss.
We can help you create a personalized funeral ceremony that expresses the individuality and unique traits of your family. We can assist you in creating a service that will both heal hearts and honor the life of your loved one. No matter the setting or style you choose, our staff are honored to assist you in creating a service that reflects your loved one’s unique life. Please contact us to begin the process.
Planning your own funeral is not something that many like to think about. In fact, many people choose to avoid it altogether. When you preplan your arrangements, you make those first 24 hours easier for your loved ones. You also save them money. The stress of making last minute funeral arrangements often causes people to incur unnecessary expenses. By taking care of the arrangements yourself, you free them from spending more than they need too.
When you pre-plan, you can do so at your own pace, when you feel calm, healthy, and rational.
You can also make pre-arrangements for a loved one. If you have any questions or would prefer to speak to someone directly, please contact us.
We understand how you will be devastated by the loss of a loved one and will need help and assistance in arranging a cremation.
One reason that people choose cremation over a burial is cost. The cost for cremation is lower than the cost of arranging a burial because you do not have to pay for the land, its preparation and then the long-term upkeep.
Some feel the experience of attending a cremation is less traumatic than that of attending a graveside service. A cremation ceremony can focus more on the person who has died rather than the ceremony.