Stories tagged: cremation
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Coeur d’Alene artist helps others remember and heal through jewelry infused with their loved one’s ashes
After Twyla Jensen’s father died more than 18 months ago, her sister, Jeanine, wanted a special keepsake to hold his ashes.
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
Human composting to become legal next year.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
Thousands of Indians gathered Friday as the funeral pyre was lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who was respected across the political spectrum.
Mon., March 26, 2018
A local retiree spends his days sifting through cemetery records, updating lists of the dead. His work has led to some surprising discoveries – and even united families across more …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
A Portland woman is suing an Oregon cremation company for $2.5 million, claiming it gave her the remains of a stranger instead of her deceased father.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
“A good funeral is one that gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be,” writes undertaker and author Thomas Lynch. In response …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
People’s Memorial Association, a funeral education and advocacy group, researched prices as of Dec. 31 statewide among 178 funeral homes that handled at least 10 cases in 2015. The group …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017
On Friday, March 18, 2016, Stella Merritt awoke to find her husband, Bob, dead. Four days later, she felt like she lost him again.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
Last Tuesday, Catholics around the world received sobering news from the Vatican: No more storing cremated ashes at home, splitting them up amongst family members or scattering them in the …
Fri., May 6, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Architect Arthur Cowley was selected to demolish and rebuild one of the city’s major civic institutions: the city crematory.
Wed., April 29, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane residents were being offered an eyebrow-raising form of garden fertilizer: crematory ashes.
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
CHEHALIS, Wash. — The family of Jerry Moon wants to know how the wrong body ended up in his casket at his Washington state funeral.