We Take a Great Amount of Pride in What We Do
Western Cremation Alliance is a trusted provider of cremation services offering simple cremation services without the cost of traditional funerals. We serve the Pacific Northwest with heartfelt care, personal attention, and professional service coupled with a commitment for excellence.
“We understand loss. It is our commitment to provide the families of the Pacific Northwest with the highest quality of care possible. Please call us at any hour, we are always available to assist you in your time of need.”
Providing Love In Hard Times
We are a family owned and operated business that provides affordable options for cremations and will work within your budget to provide a dignified cremation for your loved one. Our professionally licensed staff has been providing end of life services to Northwest families since our beginning. We offer a variety of choices at an exceptional value. Call our cremation service specialists today for pricing and to learn how to begin the planning process.
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 signed death certificate from the deceased’s attending physician or the medical examiner prior to filing the cremation permit with the state. 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.