Imminent Need

When a Death is Expected

When a death is expected within the next 30 days. Arranging today means you’ll be able to spend more time with your loved ones when it matters most. Planning further in advance? Click Here

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 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 disposition by scattering at sea.

Peace of Mind in Minutes

Completing your cremation arrangements today means that you’ll be able to spend more time with your loved ones when it matters the most. Our imminent need arrangements are the simplest way to prepare for an expected loss.

Make your cremation arrangements in 15 minutes or less
Complete all of the needed legal documentation in advance
We collect the necessary vital statistics during arrangement
Your information is securely stored until the time of need
Payment is only taken after transportation into our care

Some Providers We Work With

We pride ourselves on the relationships we foster with our hardworking partners in hospice and palliative care

Imminent Need Questions

Where are you located? Can I come in to make arrangements?
We serve the Pacific Northwest including Clark, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, 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.
What should I do when I require your services?

Simply call our 24/7 toll free number and our licensed professionals will help you through the next steps.

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.

When is payment due for services?

We’ll store your payment information securely until transportation is arranged and only then will we charge your credit card for the amount due.


Our Service Areas

Seattle Metro Area

King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, and Thurston County, WA

Portland/Vancouver Metro Area

Clackamas County, Multnomah County, and Washington County, OR and Clark County, WA

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