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Keeping It Personal Award: Most Personalized Service or Memorial Honorable Mention

We are proud to announce that Evergreen Washelli received the Honorable Mention for the Most Personalized Service or Memorial in the 2016 Keeping It Personal (KIP) Awards.  Our funeral home was recognized for Remembering Chase.  The KIP Awards were started in 2001 by the ICCFA to encourage the sharing of ideas…

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Meet the Locals: Clinton S. Harley

Clinton S. Harley (1878—1966) was the founder and chairman of Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park Company, he also served as a politician in the House of Representatives and the State Senate. Clinton established the Tenakee Fisheries Company, one of the early Alaskan salmon canneries, during World War I. In 1919, he…

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Meet the Locals: Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke was an early Seattle lawyer, businessman, and civic activist who was instrumental in shaping much of the Seattle area. In addition to serving on the bench and starting his own railroad, Burke supported higher education and was very involved in developing our school system. Judge Burke also had…

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Meet the Locals: George Washington Carmack

George Washington Carmack (9/24/1860 – 6/5/1922) Carmack reportedly started the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896 after spotting a gold nugget while fishing. George Carmack, whose father was a Forty-Niner, was born on September 24, 1860, in Contra Costa County, California. An orphan since age 11, he joined the United States…

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Meet the Locals: Louisa Denny

Louisa “Liza” Boren Denny (6/1/1827 – 8/18/1916) was a young Seattle pioneer who saved several of Seattle’s earliest settlers from certain death. Louisa Boren was born on June 1, 1827, in White County, Illinois, to Richard and Sarah Boren. Her father, a young Baptist minister, died when she was an…

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Edmond S. Meany Memorial Pool

Take a stroll through the cemetery and visit Edmond S. Meany Memorial Pool, portrait medallion created by sculptor James Wehn in honor of Edmond Meany, WA State Legislator and professor of Botany and History at the University of Washington. Located in Washelli Cemetery.             

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Meet the Locals: Frances Willard

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was once considered to be the most influential and famous woman in America. Frances Willard was born in Churchville, New York, to Josiah and Mary Willard. Both of her parents were educators, and soon after her birth, they moved…

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Valentine

Valentine: As you gaze at this sculpture, created by George W Lundeen, let your eye wander to the woman’s hand. She is holding a heart-shaped valentine that we can imagine she’s just opened. Allow your imagination to wander- you can tell a story about the couple sitting on the bench.…

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