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Funeral service students provide planning guidance for decisions that come at a difficult time

COURTESY PHOTO: ADRIANNA GEO FOR UNSPLASH - Mt. Hood Community College funeral service students will help with mock funeral arrangments online this year.

Nobody wants to think about death, their own or that of a loved one. When it happens, there are countless details to be worked out, all when a grieving family can be paralyzed with anguish.

The funeral services students at Mt. Hood Community College can help people explore the many options when it comes to funeral arrangements with a practice session.

The college's funeral services department offers a mock funeral arrangements opportunity every year, but this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be more convenient for many folks, because it will all be done online.

The mock funeral arrangements event will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. No in-person appointments are available. The online appointments can be made now.

Second year funeral services education students will assist participants in "planning" a funeral for a loved one or even themselves. This includes going over all options to consider when preparing for an actual funeral, such as cost and determining if they would prefer a traditional funeral or cremation. Students work with participants one-on-one, answering any questions and help participants establish a budget.

Virtual appointments for Mock Funeral Arrangements are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

In addition to providing a service to the community, the event serves as an important opportunity for second-year students to put what they are learning in class into practice in a supportive learning environment, the college said in offering the appointments.


Get an appointment

All mock funeral arrangements will be held online from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2.

Registration is required in advance.

Register by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-217-0693.

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