Sunset Hills Cemetery Mountain View

Cadavers can be used for 1 to 5 years depending on the program they are used in. After studies are finished, the Montana Body Donation Program will arrange for final disposition of the body, either by burial or by cremation, according to the wishes outlined     by the donor and the family at the time the Declaration of Consent was signed. The MBDP will, in every case, confirm the final dispostion wishes with the next of kin before final disposition.

Donors and families have 3 choices for final disposition of the donor after the anatomical studies are complete:        

  1. Remains will be buried in a shared plot and coffin, without a named stone, in the Bozeman City Cemetery, at no expense to the donors’ estate or next of kin. Names are not included on the gravestone to protect the privacy of the individual donors. The simple gravestone acknowledges the donors' gifts to medical education (see picture below).
  2. The donor or next of kin can make arrangements with a funeral home of their choice to have the remains cremated and returned to the family. Such arrangements are at the expense of the donors’ estate or next of kin.
  3. The donor or next of kin can make arrangements with a funeral home of their choice to have the remains returned for local burial, recognizing that such arrangements are at the expense of the donors’ estate or next of kin.

MBDP Gravestone    If standard burial is chosen by the donor then the burial is performed in Sunset Hills Cemetery in     Bozeman.This is a common plot without names on the gravestone to protect privacy of donors. A     gravestone with the phrase "Dedicated to the Advancement of Medical Education" is placed on the     gravesite. This is paid for by the MBDP.Sunset Hills Cemetery

 

If cremation is chosen by the donor then the funeral home chosen by the donor is contacted by the MBDP at the time of final dispostion. If the funeral home is not in close proximity to Bozeman the selected funeral home will commonly select a Bozeman funeral home to pick up the remains and perform the cremation. The cremains are then sent to the funeral home chosen by the donor and are returned to the family. This is at the expense of the estate or next of kin.

If local burial is chosen by the donor then the funeral home chosen by the donor is contacted by the MBDP at the time of final dispostion. If the funeral home is not in close proximity to Bozeman the selected funeral home will commonly select a Bozeman funeral home to pick up the remains and transport the remains to the funeral home where the burial will occur. This is at the expense of the estate or next of kin.