PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL Association Newsletters

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PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL Association in the News

  • The Northwest Cooperative Development Center featured People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative on the front cover of its newsletter  (Winter, 2009)
  • Rick Anderson of the Seattle Weekly writes an article entitled The Sliding Cost of Dying on the PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL 2009 Funeral Home Price Survey. (Oct 5, 2009)
  • Kristin Dizon from The Seattle PI writes about green burial and the grand opening of the first green cemetery in Western Washington — The Meadow at Moles Greenacres in Ferndale.  (Feb 2, 2009)
  • Connie Thompson from KOMO 4 News warns consumers about the pitfalls of prepayment, but encourages preplanning for funerals.  She recommends the PMA Funeral Home Price Survey as a resource to consumers.  (July 3, 2008 )
  • KUOW radio host, Steve Scher explores funerals by interviewing PMA Executive Director, John Eric Rolfstad and Char Barrett from A Sacred Moment on the show Weekday.  (March 19, 2008 )
  • Cydney Gillis from Real Change News wrote an article entitled “Death Tax” on Poor? regarding the King County Cremation Tax and its impact on the poor and religious minorities.  (January 9, 2008 )
  • Lori Matsukawa from KING 5 News interviews PMA Executive Director, John Eric Rolfstad regarding PMA Funeral Cooperative and contracted funeral home owner, Steve Barton regarding affordable funerals through PMA as well as provides information regarding the 2007 Funeral Home Price Survey. (December 31, 2007)
  • Seattle Weekly article entitled “Taxpayers Get Burned.  Again.” provides a humorous perspective on King County cremation tax, which was added by the county council as part of the 2008 budget and refers to the repeal effort by PMA.  (December 12, 2007)
  • The Oregonain Live has a posting from December 7, 2007 reporting on the King County Cremation Tax.
  • Seattle Times article on the King County cremation tax.  Article announces effort by People’s Memorial Assocation to get the tax repealed.  (December 7, 2007)
  • In the Seattle Times column Aging Deliberately, Liz Taylor writes a three-week series about the funeral industry and how to be proactive in planning your funeral.  She refers to People’s Memorial Association, and People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative.   November 12, 2007;  November 19, 2007;  November 26, 2007.
  • MSN Money mentions both PMA and People’s Memorial Funeral Co-op in an article on planning a funeral for under $800 (September 18, 2007).
  • The Funeral Industry publication, Mortuary Management includes an article regarding the 2007 Funeral Home Price Survey  (September 2007)
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer article in Business Section on People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative and 2007 Funeral Home Price Survey.  (July 10, 2007)
  • The industry publication, Funeral Monitor has a headlining article regarding the opening of People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative.  It is followed with an editorial wake-up call to the funeral industry.  (July 9, 2007)
  • Article in Real Change on People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative.  (June 6, 2007)
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer article on Home Funerals. (March 2007)
  • Press Release of the Day on The Stranger website (March 2007)
  • Article in the Seattle Weekly on Green Funerals discusses PMA plans. (May 2006)
  • As noted by the Seattle Times (November 2004), People’s Memorial Association produced its 2004 Washington State Funeral Price Survey of funeral homes.
  • Seattle Times story on “How to Plan Your Own Funeral” (March 2004) recommends People’s Memorial Association.
  • In her column, Growing Older, Seattle Times writer Liz Taylor writes about People’s Memorial Association. (March 2003)
  • 2014 Annual Meeting

    Please join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014 for our Annual Meeting. We’ll be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of People’s Memorial Association.
    Location is University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115 from 9:30-11:30 am.

  • Contact People’s Memorial Association

    The staff of People's Memorial Association may be reached Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

    Phone: 206-325-0489

    Fax: 206-529-3801


    To report a death:
    Please contact the contracted funeral home of your choice directly
    Call 1-888-762-2762
    (1-888-PMA-2PMA) for a menu of our contracted funeral homes.