Let Us Lend a Helping Hand
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 created the most convenient and simple arrangement process. Get a free online quote in seconds and complete arrangements in fifteen minutes or less.
How It Works
Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to guide you through all aspects of arranging a cremation service.
Online arrangements are simple and affordable. You can review all of the available options from the comfort and privacy of your own home and provide your billing details online. Everything can be easily completed in fifteen minutes or less.
We’ll email you the required paperwork to easily authorize cremation online. No need to print, fax, or mail. Upon filing the death certificate we’ll secure a state cremation permit and schedule the cremation as soon as possible.
At the time of need, our professional staff will respond as soon as possible to the place of passing to bring the deceased into our care. We are usually able to arrive to the location within one or two hours inside our local service area.
When the cremation is complete we’ll arrange for the return or disposition of the cremated remains. We offer shipping via USPS Priority Mail Express, hand delivery within our local service area, or disposition by common scattering at sea.
Simple Cremation Package
Simple cremation occurs in the days directly after passing without visitation or traditional funeral services prior to completion. Many of our families choose to hold a memorial service or celebration of life at a future time and place of their choosing. One advantage to a simple cremation is that you’re not subject to the same decision making pressure of a traditional funeral home and can arrange a much more meaningful service as a result. Whether you’re in need of our services immediately or you’re planning ahead, we’re here to help make this process a little easier for you and your family.
What to Expect
Easy online planning
What Not to Expect
Funeral home visits
Surprise hidden fees
Caskets or embalming
- Basic services of funeral director and staff.
- Transportation within our service area.
- Use of a climate-controlled holding facility.
- Electronic filing of the death certificate.
- Notification of passing to Social Security.
- The actual process of cremation itself.
- Shipping of the cremated remains within WA state, hand delivery within our local service area, or disposition by scattering at sea.
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.
|Shipping of Personal Effects|
By USPS Priority Mail within the continental United States.
|Shipping of Cremated Remains|
By USPS Priority Mail Express within the continental United States.
Cremation process occurs 36 hours after permits & authorizations are secured.
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 lbs||Please 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.
|Whatcom, Island, Wahkiakum, Kittitas, or Klickitat County||add $200|
|Clallam, Jefferson, Pacific, or Grays Harbor County||add $300|
|Yakima County||add $400|
|Chelan, Douglas, or Grant County||add $500|
|Benton, Franklin, or Adams County||add $600|
|Spokane, Okanogan, Walla Walla, Garfield, Columbia, or Lincoln County||add $700|
|Whitman, Stevens, or Pend Oreille County||add $900|
|San Juan, Ferry, or Asotin County||add $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 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.