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 completed in 15 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 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 scattering at sea.
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:
Compare Costs & Save up to $3,271
The average cost for a direct cremation in Washington is $1,570 and ranges up to $4,165. We compiled this cremation cost comparison in 2020.
|Western Cremation Alliance||$894|
|Sunset Hills Funeral Home||$4,165|
|Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home||$3,540|
|Greenwood Memorial Park||$2,970|
|Brown Mortuary Service||$2,725|
|Mills & Mills Funeral Home||$2,525|
|Bonney-Watson Funeral Home||$2,665|
|Sticklin Funeral Chapel||$2,625
|Beck's Tribute Center||$2,490|
|Edline-Yahn Funeral Chapel||$2,415|
|Lemley Funeral Chapel||$2,395|
|Butterworth Funeral Home||$2,095|
|Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home||$2,195|
|Mountain View Funeral Home||$1,920|
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 Western Cremation Alliance. Everyone was very helpful and kind. They made everything so easy and took care of all the details. Thank you again!
Western 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.
Meet Our Team
Owner & Managing Funeral Director
Adrien Hunter is a 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located? Can I come in to make arrangements?
We serve the Pacific Northwest including Clark, Cowlitz, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties in Washington and Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties in Oregon. Our administrative mailing address and arrangement counselor staff are located in Seattle and Tacoma, 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.
Once my loved one is taken into your care, where do they go?
Your loved one is immediately transported to our closest partner cremation facility. Our partner cremation facilities are located in Kent, Marysville, and Portland. Each cremation facility maintains licensed holding facilities which are secure and climate controlled. Your loved one is taken care of there until all required paperwork and documents are completed, at which time we will proceed with cremation.
How long does this process usually take?
We must obtain a signature on the death certificate from the deceased’s attending physician or the medical examiner prior to receiving a cremation permit from the county health department. While some doctors are good at signing a death certificate immediately, others take several days. On average, the cremated remains should be ready in about 7 to 14 days.
How do I obtain certified copies of the death certificate?
Once the death certificate is completed and electronically filed with the state, certified copies may be obtained at the health department in the county where death occurred. If you paid for copies at the time of arrangement we will order them on your behalf. Death certificates filed by Western Cremation Alliance may be ordered online using this form for up to one year from the date of death. If it has been longer than a year since your loved one’s passing you may also order online via VitalChek.com (Shipping & handling may apply). Certified copies of death certificates are presently $25.00 each.
How am I sure the cremated remains I receive are those of my loved one?
We have 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.