BONNEY WATSON has extensive and affordable options for cremation, burial, entombment, and scattering — all of which we offer final placement at our beautiful Washington Memorial cemetery in south Seattle. The 70-acre property, owned by BONNEY WATSON, is one of the premier cemeteries in the region, offering a funeral home on-site for added convenience.
We want you to have peace of mind with the decisions you make for your loved one. Our professional staff will help you understand the full range of options available to you and assist with the necessary arrangements.
Why Do Families Choose Burial?
People may choose burial because it gives them a permanent location to visit on important occasions such as anniversaries and holidays — a physical place where family and friends can go to mourn, remember and pay respects to their loved one. In addition, the burial ritual itself gives family and friends the opportunity to say one last goodbye.
Washington Memorial offers a complete range of mausoleum placement, including entombment in the indoor Chapel of Memories Mausoleum. This beautiful structure features crypt fronts made of book-match marble in varying colors, custom memorialization options, and beautiful stained glass.
The cemetery also offers outdoor options, including our Terrace Garden Mausoleum, which features exterior crypts surrounding a fountain and peaceful reflecting pool.
Washington Memorial has more than 50 acres of ground burial options, including 21 specially developed gardens, from traditional ground burial to double-depth lawn crypts. Two of our gardens allow families to use upright memorial monuments; other sections feature flat markers. Many of the gardens include features and statuary art that reflect the sanctity and serenity of the cemetery.
There are many ways you can create a lasting memorial for your loved one at Washington Memorial. Options include flat memorial tablets, upright monuments, memorial benches, floral vase offerings, and more.
Choosing a Cemetery for Burials
When you select a cemetery, you place an important part of your heritage in the care of others. Your family will be visiting that cemetery for many years, therefore, top priorities should include:
- Well-maintained grounds
- Friendly, confident and knowledgeable staff
- A willingness to show and discuss a wide range of options and prices
- Good recommendations from sources such as neighbors, the Better Business Bureau, and other consumer groups
- Management by a well-established and respected firm
BONNEY WATSON works with many cemeteries throughout the Puget Sound region, giving our clients more options to fulfill proximity or personal preferences.
The Cemetery at Washington Memorial
BONNEY WATSON’s own Washington Memorial cemetery is located on 70 beautifully landscaped acres in the City of SeaTac, about 10 miles south of downtown Seattle. The cemetery sits atop a hill with commanding views of the Cascades and Mount Rainier to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west.
An endowment care cemetery, Washington Memorial has numerous grave, columbarium, mausoleum, and niche sites, offering everything from simple urn scattering gardens to private family estates.
Washington Memorial was developed in the 1920s, and the first burial took place in 1931. Since then, we’ve been entrusted to handle the permanent placement of over 30,000 people. Through proper planning, we have room to serve families for the next 100 plus years.
The BONNEY WATSON Difference
The convenience of an all-in-one location with funeral home, reception center, crematory, and cemetery is a significant feature that differentiates Washington Memorial from other cemeteries.
Washington Memorial cemetery offers a full range of above-ground and below-ground burial options. We also feature several columbariums, mausoleums, and several niche and memorial gardens, along with designated veterans sections.
A highlight of our veteran’s services, Washington Memorial is home to the first and only POW/MIA Living Memorial Plaza in the United States. Built in 1992, this memorial includes a repository where people can permanently enshrine their POW/MIA bracelets. The adjacent Freedom Shrine features historical documents representing the history of our country.
For generations, families who choose BONNEY WATSON appreciate the broad range of options for burial or memorialization at Washington Memorial cemetery and the ease with which they can lay their loved ones to rest.
Additional Grief and Family Support
Our services extend beyond the ceremony and remain long after the guests leave. We continue to provide you with value-added services such as grief resources, programs to honor and remember your loved one throughout the year, and opportunities to connect with others through community events.
Undoubtedly, you’ll have questions. BONNEY WATSON has the answers that will help you and your family during this transitional time. Contact us today.
Your BONNEY WATSON funeral director will order the necessary amount of certified death certificates on your behalf. If you need additional copies later, you may order them from the local county health department.
Questions About Our Burial Services?
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