Bonney-Watson’s Washington Memorial Park was developed in the 1920s, and the first burial took place in 1931. Since then, we’ve been privileged to handle placement of about 40,000 people. Through proper planning, we have room to serve families for the next 100 years.
When you select a cemetery, you place an important part of your heritage in the care of others. You and your family will be visiting that cemetery for many years; your choice of cemeteries is important. Therefore, look for:
- Well-maintained grounds
- Friendly, confident and knowledgeable staff
- A willingness to show and discuss a wide range of options and prices
- Good recommendations from sources such as neighbors, the Better Business Bureau and other consumer groups
- Management by a well-established and respected firm
Today, the convenience of an all-in-one provider, with funeral home, crematorium and cemetery on site, continues to benefit the hundreds of families who choose Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park each year.
Washington Memorial Park offers a full range of above- and below-ground burial options. We also have a columbarium, a beautiful mausoleum and several niches and memorial gardens, along with a designated veteran’s section.
Washington Memorial Park also features the POW/MIA Living Memorial Plaza. Built in 1992, the memorial includes a repository where people can permanently enshrine their POW/MIA bracelets. The adjacent Freedom Shrine features historical documents representing the history of our country.
The Cemetery at Washington Memorial Park
Washington Memorial Park is located on 70 beautifully landscaped acres in the City of SeaTac, about 10 miles south of downtown Seattle. The cemetery sits atop a hill with commanding views of the Cascade Mountain Range and Mount Rainier to the east, and the Olympic Mountain Range to the west.
An endowed care cemetery, Washington Memorial Park has numerous grave, mausoleum and niche sites, offering everything from simple urn gardens to private mausoleums.
Washington Memorial Park offers a complete range of mausoleum placement, including entombment in the indoor Chapel of Memories Mausoleum. This beautiful structure features crypt fronts made of book-match marble in varying colors, custom memorialization options, and beautiful stained glass.
The cemetery also offers outdoor options, including our Terrace Garden Mausoleum, which features out-door crypts surrounding a fountain and peaceful reflecting pool.
Washington Memorial Park has more than 50 acres of ground burial options, including 21 specially developed gardens, from traditional ground burial to double-depth lawn crypts. The Garden of Gethsemane Monument section allows families to use upright memorial monuments; other sections feature flat markers. Many of the gardens include features and statuary art that reflect the sanctity and serenity of the cemetery.
Cremation Placement Options
Bonney-Watson offers a full range of placement options for cremation at Washington Memorial Park, including burial in one of the cemetery’s urn gardens, placement in a scattering garden, or above ground placement in a niche wall or columbarium.
With an Asian-influenced architectural design, Mountain View Columbarium features both indoor and outdoor niches, as well as a stained glass feature which highlights the Northwest landscape, including the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and Mount St. Helens.
The Lake Urn Boulder Garden gives families a unique way to create a permanent memorial for the placement of cremated human remains by placing them in a private boulder near the cemetery’s water feature.
There are many ways you can create a lasting memorial for your loved one at Washington Memorial Park. Options include flat memorial tablets, upright monuments, memorial benches, floral vase offerings and many others.
POW/MIA Living Memorial Plaza
This unique monument features a 14-ton granite pyramid standing 10 feet tall. The adjacent Freedom Shrine consists of 28 original historic American documents photographically reproduced on aluminum and displayed. The Plaza was developed to remind all visitors that the freedoms Americans enjoy today are, in essence, a gift from the past… the product of idealism, determination and the sacrifice of vast numbers of courageous men and women who served our country.
Each year in September, Washington State hosts a POW/MIA Recognition Day, which includes a ceremony at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial’s Living Memorial Plaza.