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Our Policy Regarding Arrangements and Funeral Services Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak:

*Please note, these policies may change at any time to remain in compliance with Federal, State, and Local guidelines.

  • We encourage all families to make arrangements over the phone. You will need the ability to sign electronically, print and scan, or fax.
  • If you prefer to make in-person arrangements, we will do our best to protect your health and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
  • We recommend proceeding with cremation or burial, and holding a larger memorial service at a later date.
  • Washington State has prohibited all funerals, memorials, and graveside services through March 31st. This date may be extended.
  • Please support those who have lost a loved one, by sharing your condolences on our website, and by calling on the phone or video chat.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your family during your time of loss. We stand strong by our commitment to serve families and help them begin the healing process. If for any reason these policies change after arrangements have been made, our staff will do everything within our means to adapt and accommodate you so you can honor the life of your loved one.

Important Announcement from the Owner Regarding COVID-19:

Dear Friends,

Our hearts go out to the families whose loved ones have died from the coronavirus and to all those affected by the recent changes due to COVID-19. We extend our appreciation to the healthcare community for all they are doing to protect us. I pray that God will comfort those who grieve, protect those who are on the front lines, and grant wisdom and discernment to our elected leaders.

After reviewing the most recent proclamations from the Governor an under the direction of the Washington State Department of Licensing, Funeral and Cemetery Unit the following restrictions are in effect for Washington State:

Funeral, memorial, and graveside services are prohibited throughout the state of Washington until March 31st. This date may be extended.  

Most families are choosing to proceed with cremation or burial and schedule a memorial gathering at a later date.

We know this is a time of uncertainty for everyone and we want you to know that your safety is top of mind and that you can still support families and friends during a time of loss. Funeral, memorial, and celebration events help start the healing process. Please make an extra effort to support those that have lost a loved one during this unusual time. Your support is now more important than ever. We encourage supporting families via on-line condolences on our web site, and calling families on the phone or video chat.

If you have recently lost a loved one, or will soon, our team is here for you. To assist those who have travel restrictions or health concerns, and to comply with public health guidance, we will be making most arrangements by phone. If you prefer to make arrangements in person, please call ahead for an appointment and one of our licensed funeral directors will assist you. Every situation can and will be accommodated.

Losing a friend or family member is never easy. We are aware that these unsettling times can amplify feelings of grief and anxiety. Please know that we are here for anything you may need to honor life, support loved ones, and begin the healing process. The safety and well-being of you, your family, and your friends is of the utmost importance. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (360) 829-1171. We are available 24/7.


Russ Weeks, President
Weeks’ Funeral Homes 


Thank you so much for visiting the website of Columbia Funeral Home where our role is to provide the services you desire and to carry out your wishes, making sure that your loved one is cared for in a dignified way. Columbia Funeral Home and Crematory has been serving the Seattle area since 1907 and is still family owned and operated to this day.

Columbia Funeral Home is located in the heart of Columbia City on the Northwest corner of Rainier Avenue and South Alaska Street, within 5 miles of most major hospitals in and around the downtown Seattle area. All professional services are provided on site, including cremation. Our regular business hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sundays we are closed except for funeral services and arrangement conferences are by appointment only. A Funeral Director is on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year for immediate needs and can be reached by dialing our main number; (206) 722-1100. 

While exploring the website be sure to visit the Obituaries page. There you can check on details for upcoming funeral services, sign the online guestbook, offer condolences, or send flowers by purchasing an arrangement from the online catalog. All Obituaries on our site are provided at no additional charge to the families we serve. Other features on our site include a convenient Pre-Planning form, which can be submitted from the comfort of your home directly from our website. Once received a Pre-Planning Specialist will contact you to answer your questions and set an appointment.

Since its inception in 1907, Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory has remained independent and family-owned. It is a Seattle landmark, with many people from Seattle coming for its traditional Christmas display that attracts thousands to the Rainier District. We are known for being the oldest business in southeast Seattle and the oldest member of the chamber of commerce. Our compassionate, sensitive, and professional staff have served these areas: Seattle, Renton, and Mercer Island, WA.

Feel free to call or e-mail us with questions about any of the services we provide.

What Our Families Are Saying...

Contact Information:

Columbia Funeral Home
4567 Rainier Ave S,
Seattle, WA 98118
Cross Street: S Alaska Street
Phone: (206) 722-1100

Office Hours

The funeral home office is open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays and most major holidays. 

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

For urgent needs outside of our office hours please call:
(206) 722-1100
to page the on-call Funeral Director.
We are available by phone 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Tribute Videos by Tukios
Our website is integrated with online software that allows us to create and share memorial videos to remember your loved ones.

Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

What our families are saying...

We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve. Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.


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Member of the Following Associations

National Funeral Directors Association

Cremation Association of North America

Washington Cemetery and Funeral Association

Washington State Funeral Directors Association

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Rainier Chamber of Commerce

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Friend of the Green Burial Council

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