Cremation Services

in Seattle and King County, WA

Seattle direct cremation services starting at $994. Easily make arrangements online or by phone with our supportive care team – no funeral home visit needed.

We’re With You Every Step of the Way

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.


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.


We’ll email you the required paperwork to easily authorize cremation online. There's no need to print, fax, or mail. Upon filing the death certificate we’ll secure a cremation permit and schedule the cremation as soon as possible.


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.

$994 Simple Cremation

We provide a simple direct cremation package that can be arranged online or over the phone. No funeral home visits or sales pitches. Our $994 Simple Cremation package includes everything you need:

Transportation Services

Travel Safe Urn

Notification of Social Security

Filing of the Death Certificate

Delivery of the Cremated Remains

About Us

Western Cremation Alliance is a trusted provider of cremation services to families in Seattle and King County, WA. We provide affordable and caring cremation services to the many Washington families who prefer a simple yet dignified cremation option. Whether you’re looking for a direct cremation now or are planning ahead, we’re here to help make this difficult process a little easier for you and your family. Call our cremation service specialists today for pricing and to learn how to begin the planning process.

What does a Seattle cremation cost?

The average cost for a direct cremation in Washington is $1,570 and ranges up to $4,165. We compiled this Seattle cremation cost table in 2020.

Western Cremation Alliance$994
Sunset Hills Funeral Home$4,315
Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home$3,690
Greenwood Memorial Park$3,215
Bonney-Watson Funeral Home$2,950
Edline-Yahn Funeral Chapel$2,715
Cedar Lawns Funeral Home$2,535
Butterworth Funeral Home$2,240
Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home$2,195
Forest Lawn Funeral Home$1,945
Marlatt 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.

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Meet Our Team

Adrien Hunter

Adrien Hunter

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 fifteen years, 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.

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Seattle Cremation Information

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

Where are you located? Can I come in to make arrangements?

We serve the Pacific Northwest including Clark, King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties in Washington and Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties in Oregon. Our administrative mailing address and arrangement counselor staff are in King County, WA. 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 can 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.

Where do I get a copy of a death certificate in Seattle?

To order a death certificate in Seattle contact the Office of Vital Statistics. Call 206-897-4551 or visit 908 Jefferson St, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98104. Certified copies cost $25.00 each. Detailed ordering information is available hereDeath certificates filed by Western Cremation Alliance may be ordered online using this form for up to one year from the date of death. 

How do I publish a newspaper obituary in Seattle?
Paid obituary notices may be published in the Seattle Times. All notices are subject to verification with a funeral home or cremation society prior to publication. Notices also require the approval of cost and prepayment prior to publication. For more information call (206) 464-2059.
What are the laws for scattering ashes in Washington?

You can scatter cremated remains on any private land with permission. To scatter on National Park land you need permission from the Chief Park Ranger. For state trust uplands you need permission from the regional manager. You should scatter ashes on the ground at least 100 yards from any trail, road, building, or waterway. Memorial markers are not permitted and publicity of the scattering is not allowed.

You may scatter in the Puget Sound, Lake Washington, or any navigable inland waterway under state control. You may also scatter at sea outside the 3-mile limit enforced by the EPA. Such scatterings should be reported to the Seattle administrator of the EPA within 30 days. Call 206-553-1200 or write 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

Washington State Ferries also allow scattering. Please provide 3-5 days notice for a scattering memorial service. Ceremonies can only take place during non-peak sailing times & if weather conditions permit. Ashes must be in a biodegradable container. To find out more contact the Seattle WSF administrator at (206) 264-3554.

What help is available with cremation costs in Seattle?
There is a $255 lump-sum death payment from Social Security for those who qualify. The family must contact Social Security to apply for any benefits that are due. Call 866-494-3135 or visit 915 2nd Ave, Ste 901, Seattle, WA 98174.

The county runs its own indigent cremation program and in some cases may pay for a direct cremation. For more information contact the King County Medical Examiner's Office. Call (206) 731-3232 or visit 908 Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98104.

Veterans and their dependents may receive some benefits. Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent is the Veterans cemetery nearest to Seattle. Interment and the grave marker are free of charge to an eligible veteran and dependents. For more information contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000.


Our Service Areas

Seattle Metro Area

King County, WA
Pierce County, WA
Snohomish County, WA

Portland Metro Area

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

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