Bowman Funeral Directors

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10254 West Carlton Bay Drive, Garden City, ID, USA
1 (208) 853-3131

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Bowman Funeral Parlor has been helping the treasure valley since 2004. We offer cremation services starting at only $795. In addition to cremation services, we have other funeral service options at very reasonable rates. Whether you are pre-planning or preparing services for the loss of a loved one we are here to help. 


About Us

At Bowman Funeral Parlor we offer the least expensive options first. Our goal is to help customers make informed financial decisions at a difficult time.

In 2014 we moved to a new location, just east of State Street and Horseshoe Bend Road. We continue to provide clear merchandise and services options and fair prices, in a modern setting. We are still aware that family budgets are an appropriate element of funeral discussions with our customers.

Our goal remains the same and judging by our growth, a growing number of consumers agree.


OUR RESOURCES

When a friend or loved one dies or death is expected to take place soon, there are many details to take care of. This can be a very stressful time. You are grieving and may have assumed a great responsibility by taking on the task of making funeral arrangements for someone you care about. The following information will make this difficult time easier for you.

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Digital Services

In an effort to improve access, we are pleased to offer a variety of digital services and availability for those who are unable to attend visitations, services, or arrangement conferences.

We believe in the importance of the funeral rite to help family members, friends and loved ones process their grief. We also recognize some are unable to participate in person due to travel, health concerns, or work schedule. In an effort to include everyone as much as possible, we offer live-streaming for our services and online condolences for obituary pages.


Veterans

The basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag to the veterans’ family and the playing of Taps. The ceremony is performed by a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two members of the Armed Forces.

The Funeral Honors rendered to you or your veteran will be determined by the status of the veteran. The type of Funeral Honors may be Full Military Honors, 7 Person Detail or a Standard Honors Team Detail.

At least one of the funeral honors detail will be from the Armed Force in which the deceased veteran served. Taps may be played by a bugler or, if a bugler is not available, by using a quality recorded version. Military Funeral Honor Teams may act as Pall Bearers if requested by the veteran/family.


Grief Support

We offer bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below.

Crisis, Grief and Healing
Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.

Willowgreen
Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality. The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.

Grief and Loss
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.

Growth House
Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.


Social Security Benefits

Some of the deceased’s family members may be able to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased person worked long enough under Social Security to quality for benefits. You should get in touch with Social Security as soon as you can to make sure the family receives all of the benefits to which it may be entitled. Please read the following information carefully to learn what benefits may be available.

A one-time payment of $255 can be paid to the surviving spouse if he or she was living with the deceased; or, if living apart, was receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased’s record. If there is no surviving spouse, the payment is made to a child who is eligible for benefits on the deceased’s record in the month of death.


Frequently Asked Questions

When a friend or loved one dies or death is expected to take place soon, there are many details to take care of. This can be a very stressful time. You are grieving and may have assumed a great responsibility by taking on the task of making funeral arrangements for someone you care about. The following information will make this difficult time easier for you.

Getting Started

1. Shop around. Compare prices from at least two funeral homes. Remember that you can supply your own casket or urn. Click here to print out a price comparison worksheet. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this form.

2. Ask for a price list. The law requires funeral homes to give you written price lists for products and services.

3. Try to resist pressure to buy goods and services you don’t really want or need.

4. Avoid emotional overspending. It’s not necessary to have the fanciest casket or the most elaborate funeral to honor a loved one.

5. Recognize your rights. Laws regarding funerals and burials vary from state to state. It’s a smart move to know which goods or services the law requires that you purchase and which are optional.

6. Apply the same smart shopping techniques you use for other major purchases. You can cut costs by limiting the viewing to one day, or one hour before the funeral, and by dressing your loved one in a favorite outfit instead of costly burial clothing.

7. Plan ahead. It allows you to comparison shop without time constraints, creates an opportunity for family discussion, and lifts the burden from your family.


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BOWMAN FUNERAL HOME

10254 West Carlton Bay Drive
Boise, ID 83714

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