When a death occurs in your family, you’ll be faced with legal duties and major decisions. It’s a very difficult time, and you may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. That responsibility can be overwhelming.
Fortunately, Cremation Society of Washington is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you make those necessary arrangements. Our secure online service makes the whole process of arranging a cremation easy and gives you control from your home or office. No appointment with a funeral director is necessary.
The first step is to call us toll-free at 844-682-6800 as soon as possible. We’ll ask a few questions, such as the name and size of the person who has died, where the death took place, and the name of the attending doctor and of the next-of-kin. Once we have those essential details, we can transfer your loved one into our care.
Once you have called us to notify us of your loved one’s death, you can go to our website and start arranging the cremation. Everything can be done online, but if you need any guidance, you can call us toll-free at 844-682-6800 at any time.
We will prepare and send you documents for you and other next of kin to complete and sign electronically, even on your smartphone. Once these are complete, we can file the death certificate and schedule the cremation at our crematory.
When the cremation is complete, we’ll prepare your loved one’s ashes for their journey home with USPS Priority Mail Express. You may also choose to have the ashes scattered at sea, or to have them hand-delivered for an additional cost.
* The cremation process can take up to two weeks, depending on the availability of the medical examiner, completion of paperwork and scheduling at our facility.