Cremation Services

in Olympia and Thurston County, WA

Our experienced professionals pride themselves on providing simple, easy-to-arrange cremations to Olympia families at an affordable cost. Compare cremation costs and save up to 83%.

An Easy Process

The Best Value

We’re With You Every Step of the Way

Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to guide you through all aspects of arranging a cremation service.

Online Arrangements

Planning a cremation online eliminates the need to meet with a funeral director in person, which lowers your cost and saves you time. You can review all of the available options from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Cremation Services

We’ve provided cremation services to friends and family throughout Washington since our beginning. We’re here to assist and guide you through the arrangement process and help you explore all of the options available.

Planning Ahead

Pre-arranging your own cremation service in advance will help to ease the burden of your loved ones. It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can sometimes occur among family members after a loss.

Imminent Need

When a death is expected within the next six months our imminent need arrangements are the simplest way to prepare for a loss. Arranging today means you’ll be able to spend more time with your loved ones when it matters most.

About Us

Washington Cremation Alliance is a trusted provider of cremation services to families in Olympia and Thurston County, WA. We provide affordable and caring cremation services to the many Washington families who prefer a simple yet dignified cremation option. Whether you’re looking for a direct cremation or are planning ahead we’re here to help make this difficult process a little easier for you and your family. Call our cremation service specialists today for pricing and to learn how to begin the planning process.

What does an Olympia cremation cost?

The average cost for a direct cremation in Washington is $1,363 and ranges up to $4,090. We compiled this Olympia cremation cost table in 2016.

Washington Cremation Alliance$794
Mills & Mills Funeral Home$2,595
Funeral Alternatives of Washington$895
Forest Funeral Home$872
Southwick / Prairiewood Funeral Home$817
Woodlawn Funeral Home$817

Everything In One Package

We provide a simple direct cremation package that can be arranged online or over the phone. No funeral home visits or sales pitches. Our simple cremation package includes everything you need:

Transportation Services
Travel Safe Urn
Notification of Social Security
Filing of the Death Certificate
Return of the Cremated Remains

Pre-Arrangements

Taking care of your cremation arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family. It’s comforting to know that you’ve done all you can do to ease their burden. You can be assured that they will appreciate that your caring for them continued after you are gone.

 Planning Ahead Alleviates Pressure when the Time Comes

Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a cremation service within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own cremation services in advance. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of intense grief and emotional stress. Pre-planning your cremation online is simple and convenient.

What Our Families are Saying

I highly recommend calling Washington Cremation Alliance. Everyone was very helpful and kind. They made everything so easy and took care of all the details. Thank you again!

Yvette Lowery

Seattle, WA

Very professional

 

 

Ben Pritchard

Vancouver, WA

Washington cremation alliance in Vancouver WA was so helpful and professional. I would highly recommend them for anyone going through the loss of a family member.

J. Tal

Vancouver, WA

Meet Our Team

Adrien Hunter

Adrien Hunter

Managing Funeral Director

Adrien Hunter is a Washington licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Mt. Hood Community College in 2008 with an Associates of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education. For over a decade, Adrien has been serving Pacific Northwest families with dignity and pride. In his free time, Adrien enjoys live music, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Olympia Cremation Information

About eight out of ten Washington families choose cremation for a variety of religious, philosophic, economic, and environmental reasons. Many simply feel that cremation affords them a more comfortable pathway toward a closure harmonious with their lifestyle.

Where are you located? Can I come in to make arrangements?

While we are licensed to be able to serve every part of Washington State, our administrative mailing address and arrangement counselor staff are located in Seattle and Vancouver, respectively. We have partner crematories in Kent, Marysville, and Portland, with transportation centers in these locations as well. Please keep in mind, however, that part of the reason we are able to keep our service prices low is because we do not have the ability to meet families to make arrangements in these locations. Instead, the families we serve complete the arrangement forms online.

Where do I get a copy of an Olympia death certificate?

To order a death certificate in Olympia contact Thurston County Public Health. Visit 412 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506 or call 360-867-2618. Certified copies cost $20.00 each. Detailed ordering information is available here.

How do I publish a newspaper obituary in Olympia?

Paid obituary notices are available in The Olympian. Obituaries can be submitted online. For more information please contact The Olympian 522 Franklin St SE, Olympia, WA 98501. Call 360-570-7768 or email obits@theolympian.com.

What are the laws for scattering ashes in Washington?

You can scatter ashes on any private land with permission. To scatter on National Park land you need permission from the Chief Park Ranger. For state trust uplands you need permission from the regional manager. You should scatter ashes on the ground at least 100 yards from any trail, road, building, or waterway. Memorial markers are not allowed and publicity of the scattering is not permitted.

You may scatter in the Puget Sound or any navigable inland waterway under state control. You may also scatter at sea outside the 3-mile limit enforced by the EPA. Report such scatterings to the EPA within 30 days.

Washington State Ferries also allow scattering. Please provide a 3-5 day notice for a scattering memorial service. Ceremonies can only take place during non-peak sailing times & if weather conditions permit. Ashes must be in a biodegradable container.

What help is available with Olympia cremation costs?

There is a $255 lump-sum death payment from Social Security for those who qualify. The family must contact Social Security to apply for benefits. Please contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or 402 Yauger Way SW, Olympia, WA 98502.

Veterans and their dependents may receive some benefits. Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent is the Veterans cemetery nearest to Olympia. Interment and the grave marker are free of charge to an eligible veteran and dependents. For more information contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000.

The county runs its own indigent cremation program and, in some cases, may pay for a direct cremation. For more information please contact the Thurston County Coroner’s Office. Call (360) 586-2091 or visit 2925 37th Ave SW, Tumwater, WA 98512.

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