Our Staff


Russ Weeks

Russ Weeks

Owner

A Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and President of Weeks' Funeral Homes, Russ was born and raised in Enumclaw, WA. After graduating from Enumclaw High School, he received a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Puget Sound and an Associates degree in funeral service education from Mt. Hood Community College. In 1990 Russ returned to Enumclaw and joined the family firm. He is the only two-term President of the Washington State Funeral Directors' Association and was voted Washington's Funeral Director of the Year in 2002. Russ and his wife Kelley (also an Enumclaw native) have 3 children, Corissa, Trevor, and Ryan. They are active members of Wabash Presbyterian Church and believe their most important responsibility is to introduce their children to a personal relationship with Jesus.


Doug Weeks

Doug Weeks

CPA

Doug is a CPA and Vice President of Weeks' Funeral Homes. He is a graduate of Enumclaw High School, the University of Puget Sound, and the University of Washington. After a short time as a software engineer, he joined the family business in 1989 and became a CPA in 1993. Doug spent ten years as the treasurer of Encouragement Counseling Services, a non-profit, Christian counseling service in South King County. He also plays euphonium in the Gateway Concert Band. He and his wife, Rhonda and son, Owen, currently live in Enumclaw.


Roger Leger

Roger Leger

General Manager / Funeral Director, CCO

Roger has been a director with Columbia since 1989. He is a huge part of Columbia Funeral Home's day to day operations. Roger is very well known to the Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Philippine, Ethiopian and Eritrean communities for providing the very best service possible. The trust that so many cultures place into Roger and Columbia has made us the experts when it comes to the diverse cultural, shipping and services needs that our families request.   

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Len R. Burton-Hardin

Len R. Burton-Hardin

Licensed Funeral Director

Len is a native of Oklahoma. He attended Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas.  Len has been a fully licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for many years in Oklahoma, California, and Washington State. He has been with Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle and Columbia Funeral Home since June 2010.  Len is Past Club President of the Rotary Club of West Seattle . A past Board Member of the Southwest Youth & Family Services.  Has recently served as an Assistant Governor for Area 6 in Rotary District 5030 which includes West Seattle, Vashon Island, Burien and Southcenter. Len currently serves as the Secretary of the Puget Sound Funeral Directors Association which includes King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Len is a member of the "Unity In Lynnwood" church, serving as an Ambassador for the church's Shuttle Ministry.

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Summer Hardman

Summer Hardman

Funeral Director/Embalmer

More to come! 

Telephone: 1-206-722-1100

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Don 'Diego' Patlan

Don "Diego" Patlan

Funeral Director & Embalmer

A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Diego was born and raised in the Olympia area. After graduating from Bellarmine Prep High School, he ventured to warmer climates in Los Angeles, California where he received an Associates in Mortuary Science from Cypress College and a bachelor’s in Business and Leadership from Concordia University, Irvine. He started working in the funeral industry at the age of sixteen as a funeral attendant and errand runner at White-Emerson Mortuary in Whittier, California. It was the combination of art and science along with the fulfillment that comes from helping others in the community through their grief that motivated Diego to pursue his career in the funeral industry. Diego then returned to the Pacific Northwest to work a Funeral Director and Embalmer at Columbia Funeral Home in Seattle, Washington, until 2013 when he left for a four-year adventure in Chile. He has since returned to the Pacific Northwest.


¿Sientes más cómodo con una persona que entienda su cultura, costumbres y tradiciones? ¡Hablo español!

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Breanna R. Serrano

Breanna R. Serrano

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Hello, my name is Breanna R. Serrano, and I am a Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice here at Columbia Funeral Home. I am currently attending mortuary school at Lake Washington Institute of technology and will graduate in 2022. Through the college I have earned recognition for my excellence as a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.

I was born in Portland, Oregon, and moved to Seattle when I was 10 years old. I graduated from Eastlake High school in 2018. I am of Hispanic/Latino decent and use the pronouns she/her. My dog is a Leonberger (google that!) and his name is Apollo. I am an experienced world traveler, having been to the Philippines as well as Thailand, South Korea, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, and more!

I have always had a passion for helping people. My goal is to become an exceptional funeral director that is very diverse and grow to be a great embalmer.

Telephone: 1-206-722-1100

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Tony Turturice

Tony Turturice

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Tony Turturice - more to come

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Kelsey Hasson

Kelsey Hasson

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Born and raised in Kirkland, WA, Kelsey Hasson is no stranger to the greater Seattle area. A recent graduate of Lake Washington Technical College where she earned her Mortuary Science degree, she now looks forward to transitioning from Office Manager to Embalming and Funeral Director Intern here at Columbia. As a special education classroom volunteer and support of NAMI, Kelsey is passionate about advocating for the neurodivergent community and seeks to educate and bridge the gap whenever possible. It is through her interest in the legalization of new environmentally friendlier disposition options and experience caring for her grandfather before his passing that made her realize that funeral service was something she wanted to pursue.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and experiencing different cultures through the universal language of food. It’s her goal and desire to learn and grow with this community through compassion and a healthy curiosity as she earns her Directing and Embalming licenses. 

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Ruthie Ives

Ruthie Ives

Funeral Assistant

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Nikki Tuyền Nguyễn

Nikki Tuyền Nguyễn

Pre-need Counselor/Tư vấn nhà quàn và hỏa thiêu

Nikki was born in Vietnam and came to the US when she was 11. She is fluent in reading and writing in both Vietnamese and English. After graduating from the University of Washington, she worked with the elderly in the Vietnamese community assisting them to access in home services and other resources in the community. She has also been providing the same services to the elderly from other ethnic backgrounds.

 

Nikki is part of the Catholic Vietnamese Martyrs Church and is familiar with the community. She is passionate, dedicated and committed when assisting individuals and families in the community to plan their funeral services in advance to help them avoid the financial burden and having the peace of mind. Please don’t hesitate to contact Nikki if you have any questions regarding to funeral pre-arrangements.

 

 

Nikki Tuyền là một cô gái sinh tại Việt Nam và qua Mỹ lúc 11 tuổi. Cô nói và viết rất rành tiếng Việt và tiếng Anh. Sau khi ra trường tại đại học University of Washington, cô làm việc với những người lớn tuổi trong cộng đồng Việt Nam, giúp đỡ họ nhận chương trình chăm sóc tại gia và những nguồn lợi tức khác. Cô cũng giúp những người lớn tuổi trong những cộng đồng khác.

 

Nikki là một thành viên của nhà thờ Các Thánh Tử Đạo Việt Nam và rất quen thuộc với cộng đồng. Cô rất tận tâm và uy tín khi giúp đỡ những gia đình và người thân trong cộng đồng chuẩn bị trước việc hậu sự để giúp họ tránh ghánh nặng tài chánh trong tương lai và có được sự an tâm. Nếu quý vị có câu hỏi hoặc thắc mắc gì về chuẩn bị trước việc hậu sự, làm ơn liên lạc cô Nikki Tuyền. 

Telephone: 1-206-407-6190

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Charmaine Jovanovich-Miller

Charmaine Jovanovich-Miller

Community Outreach & Education

Charmaine’s role with Weeks’ Funeral Homes, is in Community Outreach & Education. To bridge partnerships with like-minded organizations in serving our communities. This includes churches of all faiths, veteran and service groups, first responder chaplains, and hospitals and hospice.

In sharing information and resources about death, bereavement, and healing, Charmaine’s goal is to help people talk about death before they need to, find their way through the darkness when death occurs in their friends and families, and connect with after-care programs to support their pathway to healing.

Charmaine’s background includes 20+ years as a business owner, trainer, and consultant in the area of human services and crisis communication. Throughout her career, Charmaine has served emergency services and 911 dispatchers, children’s organizations, and faith-based assistance programs. Her experience with funeral service dates back more than 20 years. Charmaine is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a graduate of the Pierce County Chaplains Academy, and a proud member of the Enumclaw Rotary Club.

Charmaine was born and raised in Minnesota. Early in her career, she transferred to Washington State, and immediately made it her forever home. She is married, the mother of three sons, and the grandmother of three children she adores.  She is also a lover of golden retriever dogs, and shares her home with three “furry” family members.

Charmaine has been a friend of the Weeks’ Family for many years, and we are pleased to have her as a member of our team.

Telephone: 1-360-825-3548

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Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Former Owner & Honorary Staff Member

Paul's father, Wilbert Lewis, owned and operated Columbia Funeral Home before him. Paul has spent most of his working life in the funeral industry affiliated with Columbia Funeral Home. 

Paul has been a fully licensed Washington State Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1964


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