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 families 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 after a loss.
When a death is expected within the next six months our imminent need arrangements are the simplest way to prepare for a loss. Arranging today means you’ll be able to spend more time with your loved ones when it matters most.
Western Cremation Alliance is a trusted provider of cremation services to families in Tacoma and Pierce 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 Tacoma cremation cost?
The average cost for a direct cremation in Washington is $1,363 and ranges up to $4,090. We compiled this Tacoma cremation cost table in 2016.
|Western Cremation Alliance||$894|
|Mountain View Funeral Home||$2,570|
|Powers Funeral Home||$2,190|
|Weeks Funeral Home||$2,005|
|Gaffney Funeral Home||$1,990|
|Weeks Dryer Mortuary||$1,905|
|Haven of Rest Funeral Home||$1,890|
|Fir Lane Funeral Home||$1,860|
|Piper-Morley-Mellinger with Oakwood Hill||$1,149|
|New Tacoma Funeral Home||$990|
$894 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 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.
Tacoma Cremation Information
About 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 death certificate in Tacoma?
To order a death certificate in Tacoma contact the Pierce County Health District. Call (253) 798-6418 or visit 3629 South D Street, Tacoma, WA 98418. 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 Tacoma?
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 allowed and publicity of the scattering is not permitted.
You may scatter in the Puget Sound, Commencement Bay, 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 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.
What help is available with cremation costs in Tacoma?
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 or 2608 S 47th St, Ste A, Tacoma, WA 98409.
Veterans and their dependents may receive some benefits. Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent is the Veterans cemetery nearest to Tacoma. 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 contact the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. Call (253) 798-6494 or visit 3619 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98418.