Losing someone close is always a difficult experience.
At Evergreen Washelli, we understand the importance of keeping the ones we love close to our hearts. We offer Memory Glass keepsakes, designed to memorialize a loved one. Keepsake jewelry and glass pieces, made with crystal glass, allows grieving families to retain a small portion of their loved ones cremated remains in a beautiful and functional work of art. Available in many different designs and color patterns, it is a perfect expression of remembrance. Our heart keepsakes provide a beautiful reminder of your loved one and helps to keep the person dear close at heart. Multiple Memory Glass keepsake urns can be made to provide family members or friends with an inspirational and elegant memorial that will be cherished for generations to come. To order Memory Glass Keepsake, please contact our funeral directors at (206) 362-5200.
Introducing an innovative approach to memorialization—the Living Headstone. This is a new type of headstone that provides an interactive living memorial legacy for future generations. Users can connect to a personalized website by scanning the code on the headstone with a smart phone or device. This code may be added to new or existing headstones, and there are options for cremation as well. Please watch our video below, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, Evergreen Washelli will celebrate Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the United States flag in 1777. The American flag flies free – a unifying symbol of our nation that soars proudly above our homes, camp sites, small businesses, corporate offices, hospitals and schools. The U.S. Flag Code states that the flag “when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
Evergreen Washelli is in need of 5’ x 9 ½’ flags for The Avenue of Colors in our Veterans Memorial Cemetery, as well as for retiring flags upon Veteran’s cremations.
You may donate by:
Bringing in a flag for donation
Donating any dollar amount towards a new flag
Donating $70 for a new flag in memory of a loved one
If you wish to donate a flag or funds to purchase them, please contact Brenda Spicer at 206.362.5200
Evergreen Washelli is proud to offer The Natural Legacy green plans. These were designed with the intent to minimize our impact on the environment.
Our plans include eco-friendly, handcrafted Sea Grass and Willow caskets, which may be used for either burial or cremation. Each casket is hand-crafted by skilled weavers and features a natural cotton interior. Also included in the earth-friendly package is a memorial or funeral service in our chapel, forget-me-not seed packets, plantable programs, and an online, paperless guestbook.
Why willow or sea grass? These plants are sustainable crops that grow quickly, require no fertilizer and are easy to harvest. In addition, willow plants can rehabilitate soil fertility and bird and insect habitat, as well as preventing erosion.
We have also introduced the zero-impact Savannah urn. With its handcrafted rattan and cotton materials and biodegradable packaging, it is a perfect choice for the ecologically-minded.
As 2011 unfolds, ask yourself, Is My House In Order?
Evergreen Washelli is proud to welcome the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild to attend our free educational seminar, How Do I Get My House In Order? This seminar will teach what legal documents are needed to protect yourself while you are alive and your loved ones when you are gone, and also common misconceptions about cemetery, cremation and funeral arrangements. Complimentary Personal Planning Guides will be provided to each person who attends.
Three seminars are being offered: Monday, January 24th at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM & Tuesday, January 25th at 1:00 PM
Each will take place in the Evergreen Washelli Chapel, located at 11111 Aurora Avenue North in Seattle.
RSVPs are appreciated, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Samantha Dodd at (206) 362-5200 ext. 191.
These seminars are offered for members of the Seattle Police Officers Guild only. If you would like to arrange similar seminars for your community or organization, please contact us at (206) 362-5200.
Your loved one left a legacy which could be described through thoughts, feelings and emotions. Throughout their life special memories marked their passions and interests which can be captured in their final farewell. The choices can seem overwhelming, but there are really only five key steps to making cremation arrangements.
A service or gathering can help pay tribute to a life well lived. It can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, and the experience can be as unique as the individual being honored.
The selection of a cremation casket or container is an important and necessary step. Your choice of service will help determine the right cremation container. Beautifully detailed cremation caskets suitable for a traditional memorial service, to the most basic container for transport are available in our extensive casket line.
Where do you wish to spend your remembrance visits? The selection of a permanent remembrance site allows family and friends to reflect on memories and pay respect. Whether it is the prestige of custom estate niches, the personalization options of glass front niches, or the serenity of in ground cremation burial, there are many options to best fit your personal preferences.
Another important and necessary step is the selection of a permanent memorial container. The final tribute and selection will be guided by personal preference and your selection of a permanent remembrance site. Another selection opportunity is keepsakes and jewelry, which allow you to create individual tributes to cherish.
Personalization can be anything from simply engraving to symbolic tributes, a number of options are available to help honor the life of your loved one while reflecting on meaningful memories.
On Monday, June 14th, 2010, Evergreen Washelli will celebrate Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the United States flag in 1777.
The American flag flies free – a unifying symbol of our nation that soars proudly above our homes, camp sites, small businesses, corporate offices, hospitals and schools. The U.S. Flag Code states that the flag “when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
We are in need on 5’ x 9 ½’ flags for the Avenue of Colors in our Veterans Memorial Cemetery, as well as for retiring flags upon Veteran’s cremations.
You may donate by:
-Bringing in a flag for donation
-Donating any dollar amount towards the purchase of a new flag
-Donating $70 for a new flag in memory of a loved one
If you wish to donate a flag or funds to purchase them, please contact Brenda Spicer at 206.362.5200 or feel free to bring your donation by the office Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 8:00pm, Saturday to Sunday from 8:30am to 6:00pm. We will accept flags for retirement on Monday, June 14th, from 8:30am to 8:00pm.
Over the past sixty years, cremation has become an increasingly popular alternative to interment. The Evergreen Washelli Crematory has been doing cremations since the early 1920s. We continue to grow in our industry, while maintaining the standards that have made us the experts in the industry; over time we have seen many new cremation providers come and go.
There are several factors that should be considered when selecting a cremation provider: Who is your trust being given to? Do they contract out or outsource your trust to other companies to do the cremation? How many people and how many times is your loved one transported prior to cremation? Are they properly identifying your loved one? Are you certain the cremated remains returned are your loved ones?
These are important issues. In the Seattle area many cremation providers do not own or operate their own crematory. Many cremation providers are never in possession of your loved one, nor are they able to identify them. Often, the initial removal of the deceased, refrigeration facility, and the cremation process will all be contracted out to third party vendors. They typically will not allow public access, nor will they show photos of their facility. Many cremation providers are newly founded and have not established any type of reputation, good or bad. We encourage families to visit and meet the staff in whom you are placing your trust.
Today, advertisements would lead you to believe the price of cremation is the only difference between cremation providers. We are suggesting there is a greater difference— peace of mind.
Evergreen Washelli is the best value in Seattle. The family receives that peace of mind knowing that from the time their loved one is entrusted to us, their family member never leaves our care. We own and operate our own crematory located on our Aurora property, and have for more than fifty years. We control all of the procedures and processes, from start to finish. We do not cremate for any outside organizations. All cremations are individually performed, and our crematory is available to be inspected or toured at a moment’s notice. It is important that families are confident that the cremated remains we are returning to them are indeed those of their loved ones. At Evergreen Washelli, you will know in whom you are placing your trust, where your loved one will travel, and if the crematory is adequately maintained. We encourage you to gather the necessary information in order to make an informed decision. Feel free to contact us with questions or to learn more about cremation at (206)362-5200 or visit us on our website.