Cremation Pricing

We’ve provided cremation services to families throughout the Northwest since our beginning. We’re here to guide you through the process and help you explore all options available.

$994 Simple Cremation

We pride ourselves on providing simple and easy-to-arrange cremations at an affordable cost.

We’ve created the most convenient and simple arrangement process. Get a free online quote in seconds and complete arrangements in fifteen minutes or less.

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.


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.

Simple Cremation Package


Direct Cremation is for families who want a simple and flexible farewell without embalming, viewing, or a service prior to completion. Many of our families choose to hold a memorial service or celebration of life at a future time and place of their choosing. Our Simple Cremation package does not include additional services, burial services, use of facilities and staff for funeral ceremonies, viewing of the deceased, memorial services, or embalming.

What to Expect

Easy online planning
Transparent prices
24/7 availability
Dignified services

What Not to Expect

High-pressure sales
Funeral home visits
Surprise hidden fees
Overpriced services

Package Includes

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff.
  • Transportation within our local service area.
  • Use of a climate-controlled holding facility.
  • Electronic filing of the death certificate.
  • Notification of passing to Social Security.
  • The direct cremation process.
  • A travel-safe plastic utility urn.
  • A cardboard alternative container.
  • The return or scattering at sea of the cremated remains.

Additional Services and Fees

  • Certified copies of the death certificate – $30.00 each
  • Surcharge for weight from 301 – 500 lbs – $399.00
  • Shipping of cremated remains – $150.00
  • Local filing fees and medical examiner’s fees:
    • Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Fee – $215.00
    • King County Medical Examiner’s Fee – $100.00
    • Clark County Medical Examiner’s Fee – $70.00
    • Oregon State Filing Fee – $30.00
    • Snohomish County Filing Fee – $15.00
    • Pierce County Filing Fee – $10.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people choose cremation?

About eight out of ten Northwest families choose cremation for a variety of religious, philosophic, economic, and environmental reasons. Many simply feel that cremation options afford them a more comfortable pathway toward a closure harmonious with their lifestyle.

Can more than one cremation be performed at once?

No. Not only is it a practical impossibility, but it is illegal to do so. The majority of modern cremation chambers are not of adequate size to house more than one adult. No reputable funeral home or crematory engages in practices such as this.

Are all cremated remains returned to the family?

With the exclusion of minuscule and microscopic particles, which are impossible to remove from the cremation chamber and processing machine, all of the cremated remains are returned to the family.

How am I sure the cremated remains I receive are those of my loved one?

Western Cremation Alliance has 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.

How long does this process usually take?

We must obtain a signed death certificate signed by the deceased’s attending physician or the medical examiner prior to filing the cremation permit with the State of Washington. 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.


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