Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Sandra Walker Vice President

Sandra Walker is a licensed Funeral Director and Life Insurance agent in the State of Washington. Sandra's career in funeral service began in 1999 after graduating from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and Political Science. The loss of her mother drives her passion to take care of families. Her hobbies include watching Seahawks Football, spending time with her family, taking long walks, reading and learning about self improvement. Sandra, her husband and their two daughters live in Spokane. 

 

Pacific NW Cremation - North Spokane

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Crystal Weaver Funeral Director

Crystal was born and raised in Spokane, graduating from Shadle Park High school. She attended EWU, graduating with a Bachelors of Science. Crystal attended Mortuary School at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR, graduating Valedictorian in 2012. She is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and pre-need insurance producer. Crystal is also the former secretary/treasurer of the Inland Empire Funeral Directors Association. She has been caring for families in the Spokane area since 2007 and joined our team in September 2016. She greatly enjoys her job, feeling blessed to serve people at such an emotional time in their lives. When not at work she enjoys the outdoors, raising her children and spending time with family.

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Elizabeth Howieson Funeral Director Intern

Pacific NW Cremation - Valley

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Jason Armstrong Funeral Director

Jason Armstrong has been serving as a funeral director since 2009.  He is an ordained pastor and enjoys caring for people.  Jason grew up in Spokane but has also lived in Kentucky and Alaska.  He enjoys traveling, having visited all 50 state capitol buildings and over 45 foreign countries.  He has two sons and enjoys cheering them on in their school events.

 

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Bart Ward Pre-planning Counselor

Bart is a native of Illinois and spent his formative years in San Mateo, CA. After serving a two-year mission for the LDS Church, he returned in 1972 and attended BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, ID. In 1976 he graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He has served in the funeral profession for over 40 years as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Over the past 23 years, he has had the privilege of serving many families of various faiths and backgrounds in the Spokane area. In his own life, he has experienced the loss of a spouse of over 30 years and both his parents, so he knows the difficulties one faces when they lose a loved one. In 2015 he became a licensed Insurance Producer and Pre-planning Counselor, using his funeral directing experience to help individuals with their pre-planning needs. He knows the peace of mind this brings and the financial burdens that are lifted from families when final wishes have been made and pre-funded. He and his family moved to Washington State in 1986 and to the Spokane Valley in 1993, where he currently lives in Otis Orchards with his new wife of three years, Jana. His four children were educated in the Central Valley School District. Bart is active in the community and his faith, where he currently serves as the Cubmaster for Pack 425 of the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Bill Zilys Pre-Planning Counselor

Pacific NW Cremation - South Hill

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Tammy Bowen Funeral Director

Tammy’s mission is to continue learning and growing with our superior team at Pacific Northwest Cremation to provide the best funerary services in our community. Tammy cherishes her family of four extraordinary daughters and five adorable (and perfect) granddaughters. She enjoys riding her motorcycles, and is always looking for an excuse to be in the great outdoors. She is prone to adventures, being spontaneous, and living in the moment! She considers herself a lifelong learner and continually educates herself about the world we live in. She relishes finding meaningful and reflective quotes particularly those relating to the human condition, two of her favorites are, “Life shrinks or expands, in proportion to one’s courage,” by Anais Nin, and, “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” Malcolm X.

 

Sandra Walker

Vice President
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Sandra Walker is a licensed Funeral Director and Life Insurance agent in the State of Washington. Sandra's career in funeral service began in 1999 after graduating from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and Political Science. The loss of her mother drives her passion to take care of families. Her hobbies include watching Seahawks Football, spending time with her family, taking long walks, reading and learning about self improvement. Sandra, her husband and their two daughters live in Spokane. 

 

Crystal Weaver

Funeral Director
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Crystal was born and raised in Spokane, graduating from Shadle Park High school. She attended EWU, graduating with a Bachelors of Science. Crystal attended Mortuary School at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR, graduating Valedictorian in 2012. She is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and pre-need insurance producer. Crystal is also the former secretary/treasurer of the Inland Empire Funeral Directors Association. She has been caring for families in the Spokane area since 2007 and joined our team in September 2016. She greatly enjoys her job, feeling blessed to serve people at such an emotional time in their lives. When not at work she enjoys the outdoors, raising her children and spending time with family.

Elizabeth Howieson

Funeral Director Intern
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Jason Armstrong

Funeral Director
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Jason Armstrong has been serving as a funeral director since 2009.  He is an ordained pastor and enjoys caring for people.  Jason grew up in Spokane but has also lived in Kentucky and Alaska.  He enjoys traveling, having visited all 50 state capitol buildings and over 45 foreign countries.  He has two sons and enjoys cheering them on in their school events.

 

Bart Ward

Pre-planning Counselor
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Bart is a native of Illinois and spent his formative years in San Mateo, CA. After serving a two-year mission for the LDS Church, he returned in 1972 and attended BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, ID. In 1976 he graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He has served in the funeral profession for over 40 years as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Over the past 23 years, he has had the privilege of serving many families of various faiths and backgrounds in the Spokane area. In his own life, he has experienced the loss of a spouse of over 30 years and both his parents, so he knows the difficulties one faces when they lose a loved one. In 2015 he became a licensed Insurance Producer and Pre-planning Counselor, using his funeral directing experience to help individuals with their pre-planning needs. He knows the peace of mind this brings and the financial burdens that are lifted from families when final wishes have been made and pre-funded. He and his family moved to Washington State in 1986 and to the Spokane Valley in 1993, where he currently lives in Otis Orchards with his new wife of three years, Jana. His four children were educated in the Central Valley School District. Bart is active in the community and his faith, where he currently serves as the Cubmaster for Pack 425 of the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Bill Zilys

Pre-Planning Counselor
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Tammy Bowen

Funeral Director
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Tammy’s mission is to continue learning and growing with our superior team at Pacific Northwest Cremation to provide the best funerary services in our community. Tammy cherishes her family of four extraordinary daughters and five adorable (and perfect) granddaughters. She enjoys riding her motorcycles, and is always looking for an excuse to be in the great outdoors. She is prone to adventures, being spontaneous, and living in the moment! She considers herself a lifelong learner and continually educates herself about the world we live in. She relishes finding meaningful and reflective quotes particularly those relating to the human condition, two of her favorites are, “Life shrinks or expands, in proportion to one’s courage,” by Anais Nin, and, “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” Malcolm X.