McCOMB & WAGNER
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Does not include: Casket, outer burial container, cemetery charges, services not listed or government fees.
No Additional Mileage within our 7 county service area which includes King, Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Mason, and Kitsap Counties.
Minimum Preparation of an unembalmed body is required for any viewing (whether paying your respects for 5 minutes or an hour) in order to ensure a safe, clean, and peaceful experience for all. The Minimum Preparation charge includes the minimum preparations and use of facility and staff for a one hour ID viewing at our Shelton facility during the week M-Thurs before 5pm. Overtime is anytime after 5pm or Friday-Sunday. Some families prefer to upgrade to Embalming preparation for viewing even though it is not required for an ID viewing. Embalming is required for open casket viewing at a public gathering as well as for shipping a decedent by airplane or other. If you choose "No Viewing" then you acknowledge that no one will need to view the decedent prior to the burial. Autopsy Restoration is required for viewing if the decedent has had an autopsy. Dressing is optional and if not selected, then we will use the clothing that was on the decedent when they came into our care.
GRAVESIDE GATHERING: A graveside gathering adds any size gathering to be scheduled at the graveside. It is required even when just one person wants to simply witness the burial. We have found over our 12 decades of helping people that 1 person may often turn into 5-50 people and this requires a different level of service from both the cemetery and the funeral home. In the Complete Burial Package we coordinate and schedule with the cemetery to do a direct burial at a date and time of our choosing with no family present. The Gravside gathering allows the burial to be scheduled and witnesses to be present at the graveside for the burial.
FUNERAL GATHERING: A funeral is when the casket and family are present at a church or facility for a memorial gathering.
The Outer Burial Container is a container placed in the ground at the cemetery. It is a container that the casket is placed into. Almost all cemeteries require some kind of outer burial container. The casket does not go directly into the ground without an outer burial container. The most basic outer burial container is a concrete graveliner and is purchased directly at the cemetery. The concrete graveliner can be upgraded to a burial vault which has a single-reinforced wall that is concrete exterior with a plastic-reinforced cover and base. Burial Vaults are designed to seal out water.
Third-parties are not affiliated with McComb & Wagner. We have developed relationships with quality 3rd parties over the years but do not manage them. The place of the burial will be at a cemetery that is not connected with our firm. We will do our best to help facilitate and coordinate the burial process with the cemetery in order to lay your loved one to rest in a timely and appropriate manner. However, the cemetery will have its own paperwork, policies, timing, and charges that are separate from our firm and out of our control. Many cemeteries have their own grounds crew for digging the grave and setting up a tent and chairs for gatherings. In the event that the cemetery does not have its own grounds crew and/or equipment for preparing the grave for burial, McComb & Wagner can be hired to help facilitate this kind of work as well but it is an additional service outside the scope of the Complete Burial Package and will involve an additional charge.
Many cemeteries have their own grounds crew. In the event, that you use a cemetery that does not have it's own crew for digging the grave or setting up for services, then we can help in that process as well.
Our cemetery set-up includes: Scheduling with Cemetery, Scheduling with 3rd party company, Digging of marked site, Concrete Liner, Setting of Liner, Opening of plot, Closing of Plot, Tent and Chairs, Greens, Lowering Device.
*Monticello Vault is additional pricing
*Prices are subject to change without notice
Many families need one or more official certified copies of the death certificate to take care of certain estate, probate, or other business following a death. Certified Death Certificates are ordered and obtained from the local health department. You can have our firm order and obtain official certified copies of the death certificate from the health department for you to pickup at our office or for mailing. You may also order and obtain them directly. NOTE: Certain information you provide here in this online planner will be placed on the Death Certificate. If changes or corrections are requested after the Death Certificate has printed and the corrections required are due to family error, then an additional administrative fee of $75 will be incurred to reorder and reobtain new corrected Death Certificates.
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No Added Mileage Charges
Counties: King - Pierce - Kitsap
Thurston - Mason
Lewis - Grays Harbor
PHONE: (360) 426-4803