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If you need to make arrangements for a loved one immediately, click here or contact PNW Cremation & Funeral 24/7 365 days a year.

If you are ready to make arrangements for yourself (pre-plan) or have questions about why you should plan now or what actually goes into creating your own funeral or cremation plan, this page and the links found below should help you get started or find the answers you are looking for. 

four ways to start your plan
explore choices & learn

This page provides practical information for you to consider to make arrangements for yourself or a loved one,

plan online

Use our online planning tool to view and select your choices and begin your plan at your own pace from home.

start a plan at home

Our free 46 page guide to Pre-planning provides all the information you will need to get started.

work with us

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and need to make immediate arrangements, please click the button below to contact us any time.

Why Plan Ahead?
plan ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details.

If you are ready to start the easy process of creating a plan for yourself or another loved one, click the button below to learn more, or contact us if you would like to meet with us in person and discuss the options.

why plan ahead?

Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons for why planning ahead may be the best option.

  • IT'S EASY.
    You can take your time creating arrangements that best suit your needs and preferences, and all you have to do is fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you can make changes at a later date if you wish.
    Creating your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However you decide to be memorialized, pre-planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family, as well, if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect exactly what you envisioned them to be.
    When a loved one passes, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions, all while struggling through grief and a range of difficult emotions. By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you’re relieving them of that burden and giving them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They won’t have to ask themselves, “Am I making the right choices?” and can instead focus on what matters: saying goodbye and celebrating your life journey with those who cared about you most.
    While pre-funding your funeral is certainly not required in order to pre-plan, pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Your family won’t have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. We’d be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for pre-funding of your services.
    Once you create your pre-plan with us, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions. Your plan is easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States, so it can be used wherever you might choose to relocate. No matter where you live at the time of your passing, or which funeral home’s services you decide to use, we’ll make sure that your plan follows you there.
    We recommend that you download our free Pre-Planning Guide. This guide will help you understand all of the possibilities and features multiple checklists that you can use to gather all of the information you’ll need. Once you've reviewed and collected the information that is necessary, you can use our online pre-planning tool, or call any of our offices and work directory with one of our helpful funeral directors.
free pre-planning guide

Want more time to review, learn, or start collecting information and planning on your own? Review and plan at your convenience with our free, 46 page Pre-Planning Guide.

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benefits & memorial information

Selecting and choosing the right memorial, and knowing what information or benefits are available from Social Security or for Veterans are some of the most frequently asked questions that families have when faced with a loss. 


The resources below are provided to help answer these questions for you.

veteran benefits

Discover the benefits a qualified veteran is entitled to and the steps to apply.

social security benefits

The application process and eligibility for Social Security benefits.

cemetery information

Links and information related to local cemeteries and memorial parks.

frequently asked questions

Answers to a broad range of questions related to the most common subjects related to funerals, cremation and memorials.

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