Cremation Types - 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?
Clark
Cowlitz
King
Kitsap
Lewis
Mason
Pierce
Snohomish
Skagit
Thurston
Where is your loved one currently located?
Hospital
Nursing Home
Private Residence
Coroner's Office
Funeral Home
Does your loved one have an implanted medical device like a pacemaker or defibrillator?
Yes
No
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
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:
Ship the ashes within the U.S.  (Included)
Provide an unattended scattering at sea  (Included)
Hand deliver the ashes within 100 miles  ($200.00)
Ship the ashes in 30-35 solidified Parting Stones  ($595.00)
Who are these arrangements for?
Exit Quote

What are my cremation options?

Fire-Based Cremation

This type of cremation uses flame and heat to reduce the body to bone fragments, otherwise known as cremated remains. This process is completed with a machine called a cremator. Flame based cremation is the most common type of cremation available. It is available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Water-Based Cremation

This type of cremation uses a water-based process to reduce the body to bone fragments with water, alkaline chemicals, heat, agitation and pressure to accelerate the natural decomposition process. The bone fragments are more specifically referred to as hydrolized remains but you can still call them cremated remains. Water based cremation uses one-seventh of the energy it takes to complete a flame based cremation. It is currently available in 21 states and is under consideration in other states.