September 2020 - Cremation Society of Washington
Available 24/7  844-682-6800
When do you need our services?
Immediately, a loved one has passed
Soon, a loved one is about to pass
I'm planning for the future
Which county is your loved one currently in?
Where is your loved one currently located?
Nursing Home
Private Residence
Coroner's Office
Funeral Home
Does your loved one have an implanted medical device like a pacemaker or defibrillator?
I Don't Know
How much does your loved one weigh?
0-299 lbs
300-500 lbs
Direct cremation normally takes 1-2 weeks. After paperwork has been received, do you want to cut in line?
Yes  ($200.00)
No Thank You
Since cremation destroys DNA, would you like a personalized DNA ancestry report for your loved one?
Yes  ($300.00)
No Thank You
Tell me more about your DNA service
What type of cremation would you prefer?
Fire Based  (Included)
Water Based  (+$1000)
What is the difference?
After the cremation, would you like us to:
Pick up the ashes at a contracted office
in Auburn or Tacoma  (Included)
Provide an unattended scattering at sea  (Included)
Ship the ashes within the U.S.  ($100.00)
Hand deliver the ashes within 75 miles  ($200.00)
Ship the ashes in 30-35 solidified Parting Stones  ($595.00)
Please Choose an Urn
Basic Plastic urn
Deluxe Wood Urn
+ $100
Premium Metal Urn
+ $200
Who are these arrangements for?
Who is making these arrangements?
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Understanding the Cremation Process

Burial is a process that many people are comfortable with, as it is familiar, and most families do not opt for anything else. However, some people are now veering towards cremation and are also pre-planning for the same.

The Cremation Process

We at Cremation Society of Washington have seen that many people and families struggle with understanding what is involved in cremation. Here we provide you with some information to get a better understanding of what it entails:

  • During the cremation process, the family members of the decedent would have to approve it. One member would have to sign documents that give the funeral director the approval to go ahead with the process.
  • The body will be prepared to be cremated after the funeral director has received approval from the family member. Things such as medical devices, jewelry pieces, etc. that cannot be put into the incinerator would be removed. Some items, such as medical devices, can explode when exposed to excessively high levels of heat.
  • If the family wants to conduct a memorial service, the body will then be put into a casket. In case the cremation has to be taken place at a later date, the body would be embalmed. Before the cremation, the body will be removed and placed in an easily inflammable wooden box before being put in the cremation chamber.
  • It takes approximately 2 hours for the cremation to be completed.
  • After the cremation, any small bones or metal pieces that are left over will be cleared carefully by the person at the crematorium. They will then mill all the fragments in a processor until a fine powder is formed. These are the ashes or cremains that they will hand over to the family.

If you need any more information or need to organize for cremation, please contact the Cremation Society of Washington with your requirement today.

Cremation Facts – Everything You Need to Know

Many people now prefer cremation over burial for various reasons. Despite this, most aren’t aware of what is involved in the process and how it works. Here are some cremation facts that will give you a better understanding of what’s involved.

Some Cremation Facts

  • When you opt for cremation, you don’t have to purchase a burial place, which accounts for a large portion of the funeral expenses. No embalming is needed, and you also have the option to keep the ashes at home in an urn. Alternatively, you can scatter them in the sea or place the urn in a columbarium at a cemetery. Regardless of the option you choose, it proves to be cheaper than a standard burial.
  • Once the ashes are placed in an urn, they can easily be transported to any location, but a burial place is fixed. If you live in some other part of the world than a loved one who has passed, you can carry the ashes to your location. It means you can pay homage whenever you want instead of coming back to the burial place every time.
  • Many people wonder whether they would be able to conduct a memorial service if they opt for cremation. The answer is yes- you can conduct a memorial service- place the urn with the ashes at a venue of your choice and run the service as you like.
  • Burial is an eco-friendly way to dispose of the body after a person’s death. You would not have to opt for burial space and pay for its maintenance.

As you can see, there are numerous benefits to opting for burial rather than cremation. If you need any more information or need to organize for cremation, please contact Cremation Society of Washington with your requirement today.