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Simpler funerals, a natural choice.
More and more people are choosing simpler options for their final arrangements–It just makes sense. We at People’s Memorial have been a bit ahead of curve–In fact we were the first organization that made cremation available to the general public more than 70 years ago. We have grown to 19 Select funeral homes statewide. More than 190,000 Washington state residents have entrusted their final arrangements to a People’s Memorial contracted funeral home.
People’s Memorial Association (PMA) is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1939 to help the residents of Washington state avoid the confusion, sales pressure and high expense often associated with cremation and burial arrangements. We also provide education and advocacy for all consumers regarding end-of-life matters.
Members pay one low lifetime membership fee of $35 to join. As a member of People’s Memorial Association you are also a member-owner of The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial. Your membership entitles you to significant cost savings at not only our Seattle Co-op Funeral Home but at all of our contracted funeral homes, cemeteries and monument company. And you can rest assured that you will receive quality, caring services with no pressure to buy more than you want. In addition, we provide information and pre-planning documents to help assure that you receive the best value possible and your wishes are honored. Why not join today?
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The staff of People's Memorial Association may be reached Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
To report a death:
Please contact the contracted funeral home of your choice directly
(1-888-PMA-2PMA) and our answering service will guide you to one of our contracted funeral homes.
News & Announcements
- Kathy on 03/24/2015
"A Will for the Woods" is a documentary film which aims to spread knowledge about eco-friendly burial by focusing on the personal experiences of a North Carolina man with lymphoma, and his attempts to understand and promote "green burial".
- Nora on 03/06/2015
The Stranger reveals the results of PMA's 2014 Price Survey of WA state funeral homes.
- Nora on 03/04/2015
The Stranger looks into the funeral industry and the Urban Death Project
- Kathy on 07/23/2014
PMA Executive Director Kathy Long was interviewed by Jason Parker of Sound Retirement Radio about End of Life Costs. The interview aired July 19 & 20 on KKOL AM 1300.
- Nora on 07/15/2014
Capitol Hill Blog article on the Co-op Funeral Home's name change.