By Stephen Hunt
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 12/26/2008 05:43:58 PM MST
Imagine you or your loved one buried simply, in a plain pine box without the use of toxic embalming fluid and laid to rest in a place in harmony with the native landscape. Memorial Cemeteries and Mortuaries -- the first funeral company in the state to offer a "green burial" option -- can make it happen. They promise an eco-friendly funeral with a biodegradable casket. So far, Memorial has set aside one area, in the foothills above Bountiful, which meets the criteria for a green burial ground. However, a green funeral may be followed by burial in a conventional cemetery at any of memorial's seven locations including Redwood Memorial Mortuary at 650 S. Redwood Road.