Lynnwood

4320 196th Street SW, Suite C,
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Spokane

98 E Francis Avenue
Spokane, WA 99208

Tacoma

3730 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Recent Testimonials from Washington Families Served

My parents prepaid for cremation here a few years ago.... Read More

My parents prepaid for cremation here a few years ago. When the time came to use this for my mother Sherry met with our family and did what was agreed to and didn’t try to sell us extra anything. That was a relief during this most stressful time. She was very kind and attentive to our wishes.

Carrie T.
Greenacres, Liberty Lake, WA

John could not have been kinder or more efficient. He... Read More

John could not have been kinder or more efficient. He made the process as easy as possible. He answered any questions that I had, always returned phone calls or e-mails in a more than timely manner and was very courteous. I have no complaints and highly recommend John Moody and the Neptune service that he provided for us.

Diane V.
Lynnwood, WA

After my brother passed away suddenly, Neptune was contacted as... Read More

After my brother passed away suddenly, Neptune was contacted as he was a member. Through the
entire process, I have been so pleased by how Neptune calmly, quietly and respectfully took care
of my brothers’ remains. I could not have asked for more. Thank you to all concerned at Neptune
Society, especially John Moody.

Francis H.
Seattle/Lynnwood, WA

The level of service and kindness is unmatched. John and... Read More

The level of service and kindness is unmatched. John and his team bent over backward to help my family feel comfortable. They handled the necessary details with such care and kept us in the loop the entire time. Such an amazing staff. Thank you, Neptune Society.

Brooke K.
Burbank, CA

My mom purchased a Neptune Society over 25 years ago.... Read More

My mom purchased a Neptune Society over 25 years ago. My brother and I have had complete peace of mind for all these years and our recent loss justified our confidence in the Neptune Society. One call started the procedure and every step was handled quickly and efficiently with guidance for us along the way. I already had a policy for myself, but this experience convinced my husband to purchase one for himself.

Pamela D.
Port Orchard, WA

John ** and his staff guided my family through the... Read More

John ** and his staff guided my family through the difficult process of the arrangements for a loved one. Answered all our questions in a timely manner. John worked with the physician to obtain the death certificates. He called daily and kept us informed of each step in the process of cremation thru transportation and confirmation that the urn had reached the out of state burial site.

Linda H.
Seattle, WA

This is a thank you to Mr. Brent ** and... Read More

This is a thank you to Mr. Brent ** and the others at the Neptune Society in Lynnwood, Washington for the timely and thorough service and help that many including my family have little experience and knowledge. All the many questions we had were answered and many answers were given to things we didn’t even know about. At the same time, this was given with sympathy and kindness in our time of sadness.

This re-enforces that the decision, by the others in my family that have the Neptune Society, was a very good choice. The only thing remaining that we know of is to schedule the memorial service at the National Cemetery, The efforts to stage this have been completed by Mr. ** with the offer to let him know when we want to schedule it and he will make the necessary contacts. Please share this with Mr. ** and others as you wish.

Marc S.
Kennewck, WA

Handling the affairs of a family member after they have... Read More

Handling the affairs of a family member after they have passed and while you are heart-broken is an awful situation.  My mother pre-arranged her cremation with the Neptune Society and it made the saddest days a bit better.  John Moody was compassionate, caring and knowledgeable.  Everything was handled swiftly, professionally yet in a calm, caring manner.  My best recommendation will be when I pre-arrange my cremation as well.  I can’t think of a more kind, caring thing to do for my son to help ease the way and ease the pain of loss.

Cathy C.
Seattle, WA

I have used Neptune Society twice in the past. Back... Read More

I have used Neptune Society twice in the past. Back in 2011, my father passed away and I didn’t know what to do. Neptune Society had a fire sale so I got a hold of them, made arrangements for him and it worked out well. The Neptune team gave the information I needed and they were pretty patient. I’m not the best with figures, so the local rep, Glen, spent a lot of time helping me understand this math. He even went a step further and got my husband’s military separation record for us since we also bought a policy for ourselves. Since I knew what I wanted, I went with a basic package. I brought in a couple of friends that signed up as well such as my girlfriend and her husband.

It was bizarre that Neptune sent the cremation urns when we purchased those packages. It’s off-putting and really nothing that we’re interested in storing it for 20 years. We would have preferred to buy our packages, get our little wallet-size cards with the policy numbers – which I’m waiting for delivery – and when we need to use them, we can specify which urn we wanted. When I bought my mom’s policy back in 2013, they sent that urn in advance, too, and that freaked me out. I bought it from the Reno office because my mom was down in Reno. I got a hold of the manager down there and sent it back to him. He was nice enough to keep it. Then my mom moved up here to Washington and I used her policy last month. I advised Neptune of that and Glen was great because he got hold of the Reno office and did whatever he needed. They provided an urn which was fine. Other than getting the urns in advance, my experience with Neptune was great.

Chris W.
Seattle, WA

Brent ** was great! He went out of his way... Read More

Brent ** was great! He went out of his way to give us above and beyond service. Took his time in explaining all our options with kindness and compassion. I would recommend Neptune to anyone. Thanks for the great customer service.

Paul K.
Everett, WA

Neptune was highly sensitive especially during the period immediately following... Read More

Neptune was highly sensitive especially during the period immediately following the death of our loved one. We were so glad our parents had this in place. They were thorough and helped us through the process.

Laurel P.
Tacoma, WA

My mother chose Neptune Society among other cremation service providers... Read More

My mother chose Neptune Society among other cremation service providers and had it in her files. Because of her, I’ve interacted with their team for the first time and they were fantastic. The preplanning service was all done and all we had to do was bring in the basic material. They made it so easy and they were very comforting.

Sharon H.
Spokane, WA.

I have had two experiences with Neptune Society. One in... Read More

I have had two experiences with Neptune Society. One in Reno, NV in 2011 when my Dad passed and one in 2017 in Lynnwood, WA when Mom joined Dad. The 2011 experience was more traumatic because Dad passed and I had NO PLAN…FORTUNATELY I contacted Neptune Society and they save my sanity and helped me through the whole process. With that experience behind me I became more proactive and purchased a policy for Mom in 2013…which she didn’t use until just recently in 2017. I purchased Mom’s policy in NV, but later relocated her to WA. All it took was a simple phone call to advise of the relocation. It is so wonderful that Neptune offices are EVERYWHERE! I AM SOO THANKFUL that I was ahead of the curve this time. The whole experience was way less traumatic and so remarkably well handled I cannot thank Neptune enough.

Chris W.
Lynnwood, WA

No one wants to think that they would have to... Read More

No one wants to think that they would have to experience a loss in the family, but if you find yourself searching for a place to help you with these kinds of needs I would highly recommend Neptune Society. Sherry ** in the Spokane office was so great to work with. She cares about her clients’ needs and genuinely loves people. All of the people I spoke with at the Spokane office were so kind and helpful.

Carolyn D.
Spokane Valley, WA

Neptune Society provided peace of mind at a time when... Read More

Neptune Society provided peace of mind at a time when I needed it the most. It was wonderful to be able to make one phone call and know that everything was going to be taken care of. The communication from the funeral director was much appreciated and very timely. I was kept aware of each step along the way. I highly recommend this service.

Sandra M.
Omak, WA

I highly recommend the Neptune Society for the ease and... Read More

I highly recommend the Neptune Society for the ease and compassionate care provided. They made the process of decision making so simple and they were prepared with answers to questions we didn’t even know we needed to ask. Brent at the Lynnwood location was always available to answer our questions and provide information and options. I would recommend Neptune Society.

Kris T.
Lynnwood, WA

My father recently passed away. He lived in Idaho and... Read More

My father recently passed away. He lived in Idaho and I (his oldest son) live in California. The Neptune Society handled all the arrangements in a kind and professional manner through personal conversations and electronic correspondence. This made this difficult time much easier to bear.

Michael H.
Spokane, WA

What a gift this plan was from my parents.  Mom... Read More

What a gift this plan was from my parents.  Mom and Dad passed away within 3 weeks of each other.  Neptune Society did a great job helping with paperwork etc.  They showed much empathy as well as sympathy.  We are considering doing the same thing for our kids.  It was so nice not to have to think about funeral home, caskets, etc. at such a hard time.  Thanks Very Much Neptune!!

Katherine B.
Wenatchee, WA.

Could not have been happier. Bought the service in 2006... Read More

Could not have been happier. Bought the service in 2006 & I was very impressed with the service Brent gave me on the death of my husband George. I have recommend Neptune Society to my sister (who has purchased) & to many friends & now I’m very glad to know firsthand of the wonderful service you provide. I have no complaints. Thank you so much is all I can say.

Sallie R.
Ferndale, WA

My wife bought her cremation plan in 1998 so that... Read More

My wife bought her cremation plan in 1998 so that made it a lot easier to deal with her death.
Sherry Paul handled all the paperwork and the cremation. This was a very easy and painless
process when you set up your plan early. Thank You for everything Sherry Paul.

Jim C.
Spokane, WA.

Neptune Society, in particular, John E. Van de Water, was... Read More

Neptune Society, in particular, John E. Van de Water, was extremely helpful, taking care of so many difficult tasks when my husband died. Neptune arranged for the removal of my husband’s body, having it cremated, ordering the death certificates, arranging for me to pick up the cremains and flag. John met me in Bremerton to provide everything, swapping the original wooden box I received when I originally signed up for Neptune Society with a biodegradable urn required for Burial at Sea. Mr. Van de Water was so respectful and accomplished all of this in a very timely manner.  He also arranged for an Honor Guard to render honors and present the flag to me.  No additional costs were incurred for any of this except for paying for extra Certified Death Certificates.

Barbara W.
Bremerton, WA

My husband and I decided over 15 years ago to... Read More

My husband and I decided over 15 years ago to make plans for our end of life care, and created our health care directives, and decided on cremation at that time. The Neptune Society was very helpful in the process of decision making, and reasonable in paying for final expenses. My husband became ill this summer, and received Hospice care. Neptune Society then stepped in and made all of the arrangements smooth and calming.

Anna Q.
Spokane, WA

Trevor and his team were very professional in handling all... Read More

Trevor and his team were very professional in handling all the details of my husband’s cremation and returning his cremains to me within 10 days of his passing.  Thank yo, Neptune Society from me and my family.

Judy S.
Bremerton, WA

Sherry Paul was exceptional and compassionate with helping me during... Read More

Sherry Paul was exceptional and compassionate with helping me during a very rough time. My husband and I will also get ours set up so our children,won’t have to go through this not knowing what our wishes are. My mom is now at peace and I will follow through with her wishes. I can’t thank the Neptune Society enough to make this as painless as possible

Sharon H.
Spokane, WA

My Husband passed on Aug 16 2017. Trevor of the... Read More

My Husband passed on Aug 16 2017. Trevor of the Tacoma Neptune Society provided me with utmost professionalism and care. My Son, Daughter and I were very fortunate to have Trevor facilitate the process in a very timely and calm manner. He was very patient and understanding. We are grateful. I highly recommend Tacoma Neptune Society.

Mrs. Morales
Tacoma, WA

Sherry Paul was a very, wonderful, friendly and Caring lady... Read More

Sherry Paul was a very, wonderful, friendly and Caring lady to have met through a most difficult time! I may preplan cremation with them. They were so inviting!! And they were there to figure out and take the time to find what is suitable for you!

Tamira A
Spokane Valley, WA

The funeral director Sherry Paul was very helpful to me... Read More

The funeral director Sherry Paul was very helpful to me when my mom passed away in July 2017.  My dad was able to get the initial stuff out of the way the day of her passing, but from the second day after she passed, I was the one who dealt with the Neptune Society.  Sherry was very kind in dealing with all of my questions and concerns, and most importantly, with the loss of my mom.

Cheryl M
Coeur d'Alene, ID

My grandmother pre-arranged her cremation with Neptune Society, which made... Read More

My grandmother pre-arranged her cremation with Neptune Society, which made things easier when she passed.  Sherry Paul, Funeral Director, was compassionate and caring, and gently led us through the steps of the service they provide.  My grandmother’s final wishes were fulfilled and we were treated very well throughout.  The memorial folders and prayer cards turned out beautiful, and the mini-urn with locket of hair is a lovely, ever-lasting keepsake.

Christina S
Spokane Valley, WA

My husband passed away this month over 2 weeks ago.... Read More

My husband passed away this month over 2 weeks ago. Neptune Society took care of everything. Shannon is the one who helped me. She is so good and prompt. She updates me by emails and phone calls to make sure I am okay and everything I requested gets done. I will definitely recommend her and Neptune society for friends to get the same help I got from them, They care and give good assistance. Shannon  thank you so much for helping me and all the rest of the team at Neptune you guys are so nice. God bless you all. Keep helping others like I do. I am so happy and thankful for all the help.

Jordana S
Spokane, WA

The Neptune Society of Spokane was a great help when... Read More

The Neptune Society of Spokane was a great help when my Mom passed away. I was out of town at the time and we were able to complete arrangements over phone and email. They seemed to care about my feelings and I appreciated their assistance. There were a couple documents missed in the beginning but everything was taken care of in the end. There was no up-sell pressure.

Dave C.
Spokane, WA

Sherry did a wonderful job, in keeping me in touch... Read More

Sherry did a wonderful job, in keeping me in touch with my mom’s arrangements. The paperwork went smoothly as well. I was, and my mother was treated with utmost respect. Sherry was very courteous and kind. I too have my cremation plans with Neptune, and now, I can comfortably say how happy I am to have made that decision. Thank you!

Pamela M.
Spokane, WA

I just want to thank Debbie Van Straten who sold... Read More

I just want to thank Debbie Van Straten who sold me my Aunt ( who really was doing okay at the time) the package on a Friday then on the following Sundaymy Aunt passed away and having never doing this before Neptune and John Moody did practically everything for me in my time of need. I couldn’t have done it without them. From organizing and just helping me through this all of the processes went seaming less and that way I could morn in a more quite or stress less time. Thank you for everything I just can’t thank you enough

Kristi Nelsen
Lynnwood, WA

I just want to thank John Moody for the most... Read More

I just want to thank John Moody for the most wonderful help he gave me my Aunt passed away in April and if it wasn’t for John I wouldn’t know what to do about anything. He was right there for me from the start all the way to the end and during a very sad time for myself and my family made my dear Aunts final resting moments one she really wanted. Thank you John and Neptune Society for your kindness.

Kristi Nelsen
Lynnwood, WA

I had been thinking of taking care of my end... Read More

I had been thinking of taking care of my end of life business for decades. I had checked out the Neptune Society online many times. When they called, it was the right time. Everything was carefully explained, I felt no pressure (other than from myself). I feel confident that my body will be responsibly and respectfully taken care of and my children will feel support from the Society. I have recommended the Neptune Society to many friends.

Nancy Murphy
Washington

I personally experienced three times the procedures of Neptune. Both... Read More

I personally experienced three times the procedures of Neptune. Both my parents had prepaid their cremation packages. First on August 11, 2010 when my father passed. One phone call and response was quicker than I had expected. They treated my father with respect and explained what they were going to do. Second time was on December 26, 2010 when my mother passed. Once again one phone call and the response was very good. The third time was February 9, 2016 when my life time friend passed. One phone call and all was well. Each time Neptune representatives treated my loved ones with respect. The business end of these events was also easily done. All went so well I bought a Neptune package for my husband and myself as did my brother and his wife. I have all good things to say about Neptune. It was the easiest ordeal of this kind in my life. The staff in the office are very caring and sensitive to our emotions. We have a total of nine prepaid packages with Neptune. I encourage anyone to check them out. It is comforting to know arrangements are made and the stress level on the family is somewhat lessened.

Sheila D.
Spokane, WA

My experience with Neptune Society of Tacoma was professional and... Read More

My experience with Neptune Society of Tacoma was professional and pleasant. John Z. took all the time I needed and answered all of my questions so I was confident that choosing this plan meant my children will not go through the expense and family conflict I went through when my father passed. All of my kids have the details of my plan and know that it’s simple transportation and cremation, nothing more and nothing more is needed for my wishes. The additional $400 or so for transportation anywhere in the world is an extra peace of mind well worth it as I intend to spend my last years travelling extensively. 😀 Thanks again, Neptune!

D.B.
Tacoma, WA

My mother had pre-arranged her own cremation in 2012 and... Read More

My mother had pre-arranged her own cremation in 2012 and had given me a card to carry in my wallet, which it was my unfortunate need to take out and use on January 10. The hospital where she passed was undergoing a change of procedure, and for a brief time the hospital was unable to locate her remains. I called the number on the card, where I was automatically transferred to the Tacoma office. The funeral director there took charge at a time when I really couldn’t think straight, and soon I was contacted by the funeral director at the Lynnwood office, who had everything under control. Two days later, my sister and I met him at their office to sign some paperwork, a process that took all of 15 minutes and where all of my questions were answered. There was no up-selling, and everything was handled respectfully and efficiently.

Dan B.
Lynnwood, WA

I thought I would take the time to write a... Read More

I thought I would take the time to write a review about this company, their staff and the service our family received recently. Last year when my father died, we were recommended by a hospice service to use a local company to have my father cremated, and while they were less in cost; so was the information we received as well as the service they provided. This time we decided to call the Neptune Society in Tacoma, and while the price was higher so was the professional service rendered to our family. The gentlemen we dealt with seemed interested in who my mother was, how long she was ill; and how we were holding up. He them proceeded to take us through, what I will describe as a journey of caring for my mother. There weren’t any hidden costs, in other words we didn’t have to pay more to have the Neptune Society pick the death certificates up from the local Health Department; nor were we charged to complete the document’s to have my mother buried with my father at the National Cemetery. Instead we found the service to be one of caring, understanding professional people, who truly cared about us and our loss. At times we all try to save money, especially in this day and age…….however not when it comes to the care of someone we love. I would highly recommend the Neptune Society to anyone who has suffered a loss, this was an totally professional experience, something we didn’t feel when we lost our father.

Susan R.
Tacoma, WA

I didn't get a name, but the ladies there were... Read More

I didn’t get a name, but the ladies there were so gracious, friendly, and helpful. Thank you for your valuable service.

Charles Curtis
Spokane, WA

I am a licensed funeral director and embalmer, needless to... Read More

I am a licensed funeral director and embalmer, needless to say, I haven’t always had the highest opinion of cremation societies. However, I brother in law passed away in Spokane,WA, with any previous arrangements made, my sister chose Neptune of Spokane. I was very impressed with the way they handled themselves with my sister, I was not able to be present when the arrangement was made but in talking to my sister, things could not have gone smoother. Felicia in the Spokane office went above and beyond to see that my sister’s needs were met with honor and dignity. She lives in Montana, so distance was an issue, it was arranged for his created remains to be sent to her along with the death certificates and other needed information. This was all handled in a timely manner and done exactly as promised. My sister was extremely pleased and gives Felicia and the Neptune Society very high marks for the way they handled the arrangements

Brian A.
Spokane, WA

Places to Scatter Ashes in Washington

Mount Rainer National Park

When choosing a place to scatter ashes in Washington, consider the mountain that has become an icon throughout Washington: Mount Rainier. The active volcano is surrounded by a variety of environments and wildlife, giving a variety of locations to set your loved one to rest. The appropriate scattering permit can be found online.

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Olympic National Park

With beaches, rainforests, and mountains, you might think you were somewhere in tropical South America if it weren’t for the chill in the air. With so many places to explore, it allows for many interesting and fulfilling return trips in honor of a lost loved one. To learn more about scattering in Olympic Park, download their Special Use Permit and contact the park.

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Strait of Juan de Fuca

Washington allows the scattering of ashes on public, state-owned, navigable waterways. While this also allows one to scatter ashes in Puget Sound and other lakes and rivers, the Strait of Juan de Fuca offers a more isolated location for scattering. The Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway offers a beautiful drive along the northwest coast of Washington with many opportunities to venture out onto the water to memorialize a loved one.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Washington

Washington law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Places to Hold Memorial Services in Washington

Woodinville Lavender Farm

Located just outside of Seattle, this lush lavender farm offers a relaxing backdrop for a quiet memorial service. This is a smaller venue, but it is available throughout the year with indoor and outdoor accommodations. Schedule the memorial services in July to see the lavender in full bloom. For more information about holding an event, contact Woodinville Lavender Farm via phone or email.

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Ohme Gardens

This community park and garden is perched high on a rock outcropping with sweeping views of the mountains surrounding it. The park is located in the middle of the state and is open seasonally with wildflower blooms, small pools, and waterfalls from spring to fall. To support the park and memorialize a loved one at the same time, learn more by calling or sending them an email.

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Glover Mansion

In the heart of Spokane there is a Victorian mansion which has been repurposed to host events in the area, including memorial services. An elegant location with a modern feel, the Glover Mansion provides much flexibility in planning, and gives loved ones an easy-to-access place to gather. For more information about their events, visit their website.

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Washington Cremation FAQs

What happens if you can’t pay for funeral services in Washington?

There are limited burial reimbursement options for the extremely impoverished, but recently those programs have been severely cut back. Unclaimed remains are first offered to local medical schools with preference to the University of Washington, then they are offered to educational embalming programs in mortuary schools. If the remains are rejected for donation, then the county will either bury or cremate the remains, whichever is more convenient.

How many funeral homes are there in Washington?

There are 192 funeral homes in 118 cities of Washington.

Washington State Facts

Unofficial State Nickname: The Evergreen State

Unofficial State Motto: Alki, which is Chinook for “by and by”

State Population: 7,062,000

State Cremation Rate: 75.2%

State Bird: American Goldfinch

State Flower: Pacific Rhododendron

State Tree: Western Hemlock

State Marine Mammal: Orca

Bonus Fact 1: Washington has the most glaciers of any state in the contiguous US.

Bonus Fact 2: Seattle has the highest percentage of residents in the US holding a college degree.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.

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