Choosing A Funeral Home

Unless your loved one previously expressed their wishes in writing (signed in the presence of a witness) or made prearrangements with a licensed funeral establishment or cemetery authority, it is the responsibility of the legal next of kin to select and contact a funeral home.  The order of priority for next of kin who wish make arrangements, as established by the Washington State Legislature in RCW 68.50.160, is the following:

  1. The surviving spouse or state registered domestic partner
  2. The majority of the surviving adult children of the decedent
  3. The decedent's surviving parents
  4. The majority of the surviving adult siblings of the decedent
  5. A court-appointed guardian for the decedent at the time of their death 

If they are unable to locate the legal next of kin as listed above following a good faith effort to do so, a licensed funeral establishment or cemetery authority may allow any responsible party to control the disposition of the remains of a decedent. 

Procedure

Once you have selected a funeral home, please let them know that the decedent is under the jurisdiction of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.  Please call our office at (425) 438-6200 to confirm your authorization to release to the funeral home you have chosen.

The medical examiner's office will notify the funeral home when the decedent is ready for release.  Attempts to release the deceased are made as soon as possible after the examination is complete as a long as a funeral home has been selected by the family.  

List of Local Funeral Homes & Crematoriums

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office is not able to recommend a funeral home or cremation service.  The following is a list of licensed establishments in Snohomish County.  For a state-wide list of licensed providers, please visit the Washington State Department of Licensing business and professional licensing search.

A Sacred Moment

1910 120th Pl SE, Ste. 102

Everett, WA 98208

(425) 316-8290

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Beck's Funeral Home

405 5th Ave S

Edmonds, WA 98028

(425) 771-1234

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Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery

4504 Broadway

Everett, WA 98203

(425) 252-2244

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Neptune Society

4320 196th St SW, Ste. C

Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 672-8688

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Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home

804 State St

Marysville, WA

(360) 659-3711

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Weller Funeral Home

327 North Macleod Ave

Arlington, WA 98223

(360) 435-2509

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American Cremation & Casket Alliance

3710 168th St NE, Ste. B209

Arlington, WA 98223

(360) 659-2266

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Choice Cremation of the Cascades

3301 Colby Ave

Everett, WA 98201

(425) 231-0809

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Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County

1321 State Ave

Marysville, WA 98270

(888) 381-6993 

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Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home

409 W Main St

Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 794-7049

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Solie Funeral Home & Crematory

3301 Colby Ave

Everett, WA 98201

(425) 252-5159

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Premiere Mortuary Services

1727 E. Marine View Drive

Everett, WA 98201

(206) 502-1318 

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Bauer Funeral Chapel

701 First St

Snohomish, WA 98290

(360) 568-4126

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Common Sense Cremation

5017 Claremont Way

Everett, WA 98203

(425) 212-9283

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Gilbertson Funeral Home

27001 88th Ave NW

Stanwood, WA 98292

(360) 629-2101

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Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills

409 Filbert Rd

Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 672-1800

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