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Washington Cremation Alliance – Tacoma, WA

Washington Cremation Alliance is a trusted provider of cremation services in Tacoma, WA, offering simple cremation services without the cost of traditional funerals. We offer low cost 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 Tacoma community. We’re family owned and operated and our professionally licensed staff has been providing end of life services to Washington 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 Tacoma cremation service specialists today for pricing and to learn how to begin the planning process.

Online Direct Cremation Services in Tacoma, WA

How it Works

If a death has occurred, please call us at (253) 299-3025 for immediate help.

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.

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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.

What's Included?

Our all-inclusive simple cremation package includes:

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Transportation
We’ll transfer your loved one directly into our care.
Travel Safe Urn
We include a basic urn that’s suitable for air travel.
Notifying Social Security
We’ll notify Social Security that your loved one has passed.
Filing of the Death Certificate
Our rapid e-file process quickly submits the certificate.
Online Tribute
We’ll place a tribute online that you can easily share.
Return of Cremated Remains
We’ll return the urn to you at your convenience.

What’s Included?

Transportation
We’ll transfer your loved one directly into our care.
Travel Safe Urn
We include a basic urn that’s suitable for air travel.
Notifying Social Security
We’ll notify Social Security that your loved one has passed.
Filing of the Death Certificate
Our rapid e-file process quickly submits the certificate.
Online Tribute
We’ll place a tribute online that you can easily share.
Return of Cremated Remains
We’ll return the urn to you at your convenience.

How much does an average Tacoma cremation cost?

 

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

 
 
Washington Cremation Alliance$694
Mountain View Funeral Home$2,570
Powers Funeral Home$2,190
Neptune Society$2,091
Weeks Funeral Home$2,005
Gaffney Funeral Home$1,990
Weeks Dryer Mortuary$1,905
Haven of Rest Funeral Home$1,890
Fir Lane Funeral Home$1,860
Smart Cremation$1,449
Piper-Morley-Mellinger with Oakwood Hill$1,149
New Tacoma Funeral Home$990
House of Scott Funeral Home$699

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Tacoma Cremation Information

 

Where do I get a copy of a death certificate?

To order a death certificate in Tacoma contact the Pierce County Health District. Call (253) 798-6418 or visit 3629 South D Street, Tacoma, WA 98418. Certified copies cost $20.00 each. Detailed ordering information is available here.
 

How do I publish a newspaper obituary in Tacoma?

All obituaries in the News Tribune, Puyallup Herald, and Peninsula Gateway are paid notices. The cost of a notice depends on its length. You can submit obituaries online. For questions please email obits@thenewstribune.com or call (253) 597-8605.
 

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 allowed and publicity of the scattering is not permitted.

You may scatter in the Puget Sound, Commencement Bay, or any inland water within 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 3-5 days 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 costs in Tacoma?

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 2608 S 47th St, Ste A, Tacoma, WA 98409.

Veterans and their dependents may receive some benefits. Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent is the Veterans cemetery nearest to Tacoma. 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 contact the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. Call (253) 798-6494 or visit 3619 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98418.

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