Washington Cremation Alliance – Shelton, WA
Washington Cremation Alliance is a trusted provider of cremation services in Shelton, WA, offering simple cremation services without the cost of traditional funerals. We offer competitively priced cremation services and will work within your budget to provide a dignified cremation for your loved one. Washington Cremation Alliance is an active and respected member of the Shelton community. We’re family owned and operated and our professionally licensed staff has been providing end of life services to local families for over a decade. 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 Shelton cremation service specialists today for pricing and to learn how to begin the planning process.
Online Direct Cremation Services in Shelton, WA
1. Choose Services
Select the services and merchandise you need and pay online with your credit card. View our General Price List.
2. Complete Form
Fill out our convenient cremation arrangement form to send us information for the filing of the death certificate.
3. Sign Paperwork
We’ll email you the necessary paperwork to authorize the cremation. Simply follow the easy instructions to legally sign online.
Our professional staff will respond as soon as possible to the place of passing to bring your loved one into our care. The cremation usually takes place within 7 – 10 days of receiving all signed paperwork.
How much does an average Shelton cremation cost?
The average cost for a direct cremation in Washington is $1,363 and ranges up to $4,090. We compiled this Shelton cremation cost table in 2016.
|Washington Cremation Alliance||$794|
|Funeral Alternatives of Washington||$895|
Shelton Cremation Information
Where do I get a copy of the death certificate?
To order a death certificate in Shelton contact Mason County Public Health. Visit 415 N 6th, Shelton, WA 98584 or call (360) 427-9670 x400. Certified copies cost $20.00 each. Detailed ordering information is available here.
How do I publish a newspaper obituary?
The Shelton-Mason County Journal does not charge for a death notice – a brief news notice that includes the name, age, place of residence, date and place of death, the name of the funeral home making the arrangements, and the date, time and location of the service. A death notice is published one time only. All obituaries are prepaid. The cost is 25 cents per word. One photo may also be included for an additional $25. Obituaries may be submitted online. For more information please contact The Shelton-Mason County Journal. Call 360-426-4412 or write 227 West Cota Street Shelton, WA 98584.
What are the laws for scattering ashes in Washington?
You can scatter cremated remains 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 permitted and publicity of the scattering is not allowed.
You may scatter in the Puget Sound, Pacific Ocean, Lake Washington, or any inland water within the 3-mile limit enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency. Such scatterings should be reported 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 cremation expenses in Shelton?
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.
Veterans and their dependents may receive some benefits. Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent is the Veterans cemetery nearest to Shelton. 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 Mason County Coroner’s Office. Call (360) 427-9670 ext. 752 or visit 414 N 5th St, Shelton, WA 98584.
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Communities we serve in Mason County
Shelton, Allyn-Grapeview, Belfair, Hoodsport, Kamilche, Skokomish, Union, Eldon, Harstine Island, Lake Cushman, Lilliwaup, Matlock, Potlatch, Tahuya, and more.