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.
Planning a cremation online eliminates the need to meet with a funeral director in person, which lowers your cost and saves you time. You can review all of the available options from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
We’ve provided cremation services to friends and family throughout Washington since our beginning. We’re here to assist and guide you through the arrangement process and help you explore all of the options available.
Pre-arranging your own cremation service in advance will help to ease the burden of your loved ones. It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can sometimes occur among family members.
For families expecting a death in the coming six months. Arrange today, so that you can get back to the things that matter. Our online imminent need arrangement service is the easiest way to prepare for a loved one’s passing.
Western Cremation Alliance is a trusted provider of cremation services to families in Shelton and Mason 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 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 Shelton cremation cost?
The average cost for a direct cremation in Washington is $1,363 and ranges up to $4,090. We compiled this Shelton cremation cost table in 2016.
|Western Cremation Alliance||$894|
|Funeral Alternatives of Washington||$895|
$894 Simple Cremation
We provide a simple direct cremation package that you can arrange online or over the phone. No funeral home visit required. Our simple cremation package includes everything you need:
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
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.
Shelton Cremation Information
Over eight out of ten Washington 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, 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.
Where do I get a copy of a Shelton death certificate?
To order a death certificate in Shelton contact Mason County Public Health. Visit 415 N 6th, Shelton, WA 98584 or call (360) 427-9670 x400. Certified copies cost $25.00 each. Detailed ordering information is available here. Death 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 Shelton?
The Shelton-Mason County Journal does not charge for a death notice – a brief news notice that includes the name, age, place of residence, date and place of death, the name of the funeral home making the arrangements, and the date, time and location of the service. A death notice is published one time only. All obituaries are prepaid. The cost is 25 cents per word. One photo may also be included for an additional $25. Obituaries may be submitted online. For more information please contact The Shelton-Mason County Journal. Call 360-426-4412 or write 227 West Cota Street Shelton, WA 98584.
What are the laws for scattering ashes in Washington?
You can scatter ashes 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 allowed and publicity of the scattering is not permitted.
You may scatter in the Puget Sound or any navigable inland waterway under state control. You may also scatter at sea outside the 3-mile limit enforced by the EPA. Report such scatterings to the EPA within 30 days.
Washington State Ferries also allow scattering. Please provide a 3-5 day 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.
What help is available with Shelton cremation costs?
There is a $255 lump-sum death payment from Social Security for those who qualify. The family must contact Social Security to apply for benefits. Please contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.
Veterans and their dependents may receive some benefits. Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent is the Veterans cemetery nearest to Shelton. 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.
The county runs its own indigent cremation program and, in some cases, may pay for a direct cremation. For more information please contact the Mason County Coroner’s Office. Call (360) 427-9670 ext. 752 or visit 414 N 5th St, Shelton, WA 98584.