Stories tagged: cremation
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Human composting to become legal next year.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
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, 5:30 a.m.
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, 12:59 p.m.
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, 10:21 a.m.
“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, 10:33 a.m.
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, 3:33 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 3:23 p.m.
CHEHALIS, Wash. — The family of Jerry Moon wants to know how the wrong body ended up in his casket at his Washington state funeral.