Simple Cremation

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

Starting at $694

We pride ourselves on providing simple and easy-to-arrange cremations at an affordable cost.

We’ve designed the simplest arrangement process in the industry. Get a free online quote in seconds and make arrangements in under fifteen minutes.

How It Works

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

Arrangements

Online arrangements are simple and affordable. You can review all of the available options from the comfort and privacy of your own home and pay with your credit card. We’ll email you the required paperwork to easily authorize cremation online.

 

Transfer

At the time of death, our professional staff will respond as soon as possible to the place of passing to bring your loved one into our care. We are usually able to arrive to the location within one or two hours inside our local service area.

 

Documentation

Our rapid e-filing process quickly submits the death certificate to the certifying physician for signature. Upon filing the death certificate we’ll secure a cremation permit from the state and schedule cremation as soon as possible.

 

Return

When the cremation is complete we’ll arrange for the return or disposition of the cremated remains. We offer hand delivery within our local service area, shipping via USPS Priority Mail Express, or disposition by unattended scattering at sea.

 

Simple Cremation – $694.00

Simple cremation takes place in the days immediately following passing and without embalming or funeral services beforehand. Many families hold a memorial or celebration of life service at a later date. With a simple cremation you’re able to arrange a much more personalized service without the time and cost-pressure of a traditional funeral home.

Whether you need our services now, or you’re planning for the future, we promise a simple process, transparent prices, and 24/7 best-in-class care. We’re here when you need us the most.

What to Expect

Easy online planning
Transparent prices
24/7 availability
Affordable cremations
Dignified services

What Not to Expect

High-pressure sales
Funeral home visits
Surprise hidden fees
Caskets or embalming
Merchandise up-sales

Everything In One Package

We provide a simple direct cremation package that you can arrange online or over the phone. No funeral home visit required. 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

Cremation Pricing

Mandatory Administrative Fees

A Medical Examiner’s review fee of $70.00 must be paid if death occurs in King County. A Death Certificate filing fee of $20.00 must be paid if death occurs in Oregon.
 

Fees for Standard Options

Fingerprints and Locks of Hair
Taken at our partner facility and returned to the family.
$15.00
Shipping of Personal Effects
By USPS Priority Mail within the continental United States.
$35.00
Shipping of Cremated Remains
By USPS Priority Mail Express within the continental United States.
$99.00
Expedited Cremation
Cremation process occurs 36 hours after permits & authorizations are secured.
$199.00
Private ID Viewing
At our Kent or Portland partner facility; maximum of five people for up to one hour.
$250.00
Witnessed Placement
At our Kent or Portland partner facility; maximum of five people for up to one hour.
$300.00
 

Additional Crematory Fee

For deceased weighing over 300 lbs. Includes upgraded cardboard alternative container.

For deceased weighing between 300-450 lbs$399.00
For deceased weighing between 451-500 lbs$499.00
For deceased weighing between 501-550 lbs$599.00
For deceased weighing between 551-600 lbs$699.00
For deceased weighing over 600 lbsPlease Call
 

Additional Travel Time

This fee, based upon the county of death, covers any additional travel time outside of our local service area; ferry and/or tolls are billed at cost.

Kitsap, Thurston, Lewis, Skagit, Kittitas, Cowlitz, Klickitat, or Mason Countyadd $100
Whatcom, Island, or Skamania Countyadd $200
Clallam, Jefferson, Pacific, or Grays Harbor Countyadd $300
Yakima Countyadd $400
Chelan, Douglas, or Grant Countyadd $500
Benton, Franklin, or Adams Countyadd $600
Spokane, Okanogan, Walla Walla, Garfield, Columbia, or Lincoln Countyadd $700
Whitman, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Countyadd $900
San Juan, Ferry, or Asotin Countyadd $1000

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people choose cremation?

Nine out of ten Seattle families choose cremation for a variety of religious, philosophic, economic, and environmental reasons. Many simply feel that cremation options afford them a more comfortable pathway toward a closure harmonious with their lifestyle.

Can a cremation be witnessed by the family?

Yes, in most situations, the cremation provider will permit family members to be in attendance when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. Actually, a few religious groups include this as an integral part of their funeral practice. We offer families the opportunity to witness their loved one’s cremation at our Kent or Portland partner locations. Up to five people may attend for up to one hour.

Can more than one cremation be performed at once?

No. Not only is it a practical impossibility, but it is illegal to do so. The majority of modern cremation chambers are not of adequate size to house more than one adult. No reputable funeral home or crematory engages in practices such as this.

Are all cremated remains returned to the family?

With the exclusion of minuscule and microscopic particles, which are impossible to remove from the cremation chamber and processing machine, all of the cremated remains are returned to the family.

How am I sure the cremated remains I receive are those of my loved one?

Washington Cremation Alliance has strict controls and monitoring in place to ensure that every person in our care is tracked properly. From the second your loved one is brought into our care, they’re identified with an ankle tag including their name and date of death. Before cremation, an ID number is assigned and stamped on a metal disk – this then accompanies your loved one throughout the cremation process, so we always know who is who.

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