Breast Cancer Awareness

September 9th, 2014

Pink-RibbonOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is designed to educate everyone, especially women, about the importance of early detection. Since the program (NBCAM) began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation one in eight women will be diagnosed positive at some point in their lives and, while less common, approximately 2,150 men are diagnosed each year as well.

The week of October 13th to 17th, as part of our Think Pink Week, Evergreen Washelli will be raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We would like to invite the community to join is in donating to this important cause. You can donate to the foundation at their website.



8th Annual Chili Fest

August 31st, 2014


5th Annual Wreaths Across America

August 28th, 2014


Saturday, December 13th, 2014 – 9:00 AM

Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park

11111 Aurora Ave N. – Seattle, WA 98133

Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park is hosting an annual wreath laying ceremony in conjunction with the Navy Wives Club of America, Totem #277 and Wreaths Across America.

This year Evergreen Washelli will be celebrating veterans buried within its Veterans’ Cemetery section on December 13th, 2014 at 9:00 am. Following a brief ceremony there will be laying of donated wreaths by volunteers.

This special wreath laying ceremony is to occur simultaneously with Arlington National Cemetery and other Veterans Cemeteries in all 50 states (such as the one at Evergreen Washelli) along with veteran’s burial grounds around the globe.

Wreaths Across America organizes this event with the message of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.

This event is being made possible through donated funds and hard work done by the Navy Wives Club of America. It is their vision that has made this 4th annual wreath laying ceremony possible.  Wreaths will be laid throughout the Veterans Cemetery and also at the graves of the Medal of Honor recipients. One wreath for each branch of service will be displayed at Evergreen Washelli’s Doughboy statue in memory of all who have served.

It is interesting to note that each section with the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery was named for a battle in which the United States Armed Forces participated. Bronze plaques in keeping with the military theme identifying each section of Evergreen Washelli’s Veterans Cemetery were contributed by the Puget Sound Navy Yard at Bremerton.

Donations and Volunteers are needed,  If you would like to participate in this year’s wreath laying ceremony, please contact Lorraine Zimmerman of the Totem #277 Navy Wives Club of America.  Or for more information about this event, please contact Brenda Spicer at Evergreen Washelli, 206-362-5200. For wreath donations, please refer to the link for more details. Donations need to be received by November 26,2013 in order to benefit the 2013 wreath laying ceremony.

About Evergreen Washelli’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery is America’s most renowned veterans’ cemetery, but for the Seattle-area veterans and their spouses, being interred in Virginia would greatly hinder their loved ones from being able to visit their graves as often as they would prefer, especially prior to the jet age. As early as 1904, local veterans of the Spanish America war began to search for ways to honor their fallen comrades with a local cemetery of their own, but the start of the First World War delayed their efforts. Their search finally ended in 1927 when Clinton S. Harley, then General Manager for Evergreen Washelli, a veteran of the Spanish America War himself, offered a large section of the cemetery for the burial of veterans and their spouses. Today Evergreen Washelli has over 5000 Veterans in its care.

Previous ceremonies have been covered by Seattle’s KING TV and its affiliates, the video for 2012 is available below.

King 5 Coverage of 2012 Wreaths Across America Ceremony


17th Annual Holiday Remembrance Service

August 28th, 2014

Join Evergreen Washelli on December 7th to remember your loved one.

Evergreen Washelli invites you, your family, and friends to join us in remembering your loved ones at our 17th Annual Holiday Remembrance Service Sunday, December 7th, 2014

5:00 PM- Evergreen Washelli at Bothell: 18224 103rd Avenue NE – Bothell, WA

5:00 PM- Evergreen Washelli Tribute Center: 11111 Aurora Avenue North – Seattle, WA

Services include:

•Candle lighting ceremony

•Life tribute DVD

•Light refreshments

To have a photo of your loved one included in the Life Tribute DVD, email us or call the number below. Photos need to be submitted by November 25th, 2014.

For more information, please call 425.486.1281


5th Annual Rose Placement to Honor Veterans

August 28th, 2014

Rose Placement April 2nd, 2011

On Saturday May 9th 2015, the UW Naval ROTC will be placing roses from the “Ten Grands” concert at gravesites at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. The roses are a gift from  The Seattle Symphony and “Ten Grands” Seattle. They will first be used on stage at the 8th annual “Ten Grands” concert at Benaroya Hall the previous evening.

Individual roses will be placed at the gravesites honoring veterans during a brief ceremony starting at 10 a.m. and will take approximately one hour to complete. The public is invited to observe this notable event. The event will take place at the Doughboy statue in the Evergreen Washelli Veterans Cemetery.

 The Seattle Symphony has been “giving the gift of music” since its inception in September of 1999. Its purpose is to promote the performing arts and to make them accessible to all youthful and “at risk” members of the community. Inspired by the vision of composer/pianist Michael Allen Harrison, Seattle Symphony, Inc. (501) © (3) provides instruments, scholarships and musical programs to underserved students in the State of Washington. The Seattle Symphony has raised more than $2 million in the past ten years including both Oregon and now Washington. All funding has gone directly to helping serve the youth in our communications through music.

2000 Roses to Honor Veterans

Seattle University ROTC Honored Veterans in 2011

Ten Grands” presented by RBC Wealth Management is a benefit for The Seattle Symphony, a concert whose proceeds will enable the funding of several music programs, supporting targeted groups where music would make a positive difference in the lives of many children. On May 8th, 2014, the “Ten Grands” concert will be held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, beginning at 7pm. The “something for everyone” concert includes classical, jazz, blues, gospel, boogie woogie, pop, and contemporary music (including some original compositions). The musicians will play simultaneously, as soloists, in duets, quartets and other combinations. Tickets for this worthy cause are available at the Benaroya Hall Ticket Office.

Evergreen Washelli thanks The Seattle Symphony for their generous donation of the roses and supports their efforts in funding music education programs and activities.

Evergreen Washelli would like to thank The Seattle Symphony and the NROTC University of Washington for making Sunday’s rose placement a success. Below is a KOMO news story covering the event.

Presented just once a year in Seattle at Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony, the next concert is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015.


National Grandparents Day 2014

August 3rd, 2014

National Grandparents DayIn the wake of Mothers Day and Fathers Day, we now turn our attention forward to National Grandparents Day. In 1978, U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation creating the holiday, knowing it was important to recognize the millions of grandparents in the country for the love and support they give their families. As President Carter wrote, “Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that so strongly affect our lives and the world around us.”

The official flower of National Grandparents Day is the Forget-Me-Not. Adopted in 1999, it is a spring blooming flower that encourages us to pursue lasting memories between generations while also serving as a somber reminder that the time to do so is limited. In honor of this, Evergreen Washelli is offering free Forget-Me-Not seed packets.

Please visit our main office at our Seattle location any time between 9am and 5pm on Sunday, September 7th to receive a seed packet and plant some beautiful flowers in honor of your grandparents.



Unveiling: Life Celebrations by Washelli

July 9th, 2014

2013-03-12 12.15.36 Evergreen Washelli’s Bothell funeral home has recently undergone an extensive transformation. Life Celebrations by Washelli now showcases its multifunctional memorial and events center. Our event center, caterers and skilled staff are available for weddings, funerals/memorials,  receptions, business meetings or any celebration of life.

                We invite you to attend our open house to showcase the facilities changes. There will be music by Michael J Good, hors d’oeuvres, and prize drawings. Invite your family and friends, and come explore our innovative event facilities.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

18224 103rd Ave NE
 Bothell, WA 98011

BFH rectangle tables


June Caregiver Award

July 3rd, 2014


Evergreen Washelli would like to introduce the Caregiver of the Month Award winner for June – Linda HaptonstallKing County Chaplain and Pastoral Associate.  Linda helps families in many different capacities.  She went above and beyond in helping assist families that were effected during the recent tragedy in Oso, as well as those that were involved in the search and rescue efforts.  Linda makes many personal sacrifices in order to console, counsel or just be a listening ear for people in her community & county. Linda is a blessing to all she comes in contact with! A sincere thank-you, Linda, from the entire Evergreen Washelli Family and from our community!


Bothell Funeral Home Open House

June 16th, 2014



Taiwanese Community Center Meeting

June 12th, 2014

You are cordially invited to attend a workshop for Taiwanese Community Center members and friends on Monday, June 16th, 2014, at the Evergreen-Washelli Celebration Hall, 11111 Aurora Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98133. The presentation begins at 11:00 AM and will be followed by a complimentary lunch buffet. In order that we may comfortably serve all attendees, we appreciate your RSVP by Saturday, June 14th.. Please RSVP to: Reneé Hargrave, 206.362.5200, ext 309, or by email to:

At this meeting we will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Review your file if you are a lot owner to assess what is done and what remains to complete
  • Purchase our Guaranteed Travel Assurance Plan coverage, which protects you while traveling anywhere in the world (nationally and internationally)
  • View a map of the existing section showing current lot owners as well as limited available graves
  • Discuss if there is a need and interest to expand the section
  • Discuss the plans for the development of a landscaped feature area
  • Tour the Tribute Center, Celebration Hall and brand new crematory (optional)
  • Caravan to tour the Taiwanese Garden Section at Abbey View, Brier for those who have never been there or who have trouble finding it  (optional)

In addition, you will learn about the Taiwanese Discount Program on:

  • Additional cemetery space for family members as very few graves are left!
  • Any cemetery items you still may need (i.e., monuments, vaults, opening & closing of the grave)
  • Pre-arranged funeral plans which freeze future funeral costs at today’s price (Important notice:  our funeral prices are scheduled to go up July 1st !  Why not save twice by taking advantage of the old prices while they are still in effect and receive a discount besides?)

In addition to the above Taiwanese Discount Program, anyone prepared to complete their purchase at the workshop will receive an additional incentive discount that is applicable that day only*!

We look forward to meeting you on June 16th and know that you will find our meeting extremely beneficial!