Service Options

Service Options

Planning a funeral service can be a very difficult process for families who have just lost a loved one. But it’s important to provide those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing.

The following are some of the options available to honor lives in a way they were meant to be remembered.

Burial Services

There are different services that you can choose for a loved one’s burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

  • Immediate Burial: This means that your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
  • Visitation: Also called a viewing, wake, or calling hours, allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one in an open or closed casket and say goodbye or offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
  • Funeral/Memorial Service: This service can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or even at your home. The service is a ceremony that serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one.
  • Graveside, Chapel, or Committal Service:  These services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.


Nationwide and Worldwide Transfer Services

So often people have moved far from their original homes but yet they always have a connection to their roots. Just as often their wish is to return home after they pass. With our expertise, we can ensure that those wishes are carried out seamlessly and affordably. Whether the transfer is nationally or internationally you can count on us. We offer the following services;

  • Basic Transfer: This is the choice when someone has already made arrangements in a different state and they simply need to be transferred back to that area. Typically there are no services or viewing held locally. 
  • Limited Service Transfer: At times, families and friends locally need time to say goodbye.  With this service, we offer private and semi-private viewing options prior to transfer. This gives local family and friends who will not be traveling an opportunity to pay their respects.  
  • Full-Service Transfer: Commonly, people have moved to an area where they have made a life with family and friends. Even though they have a strong connection to our area, they long to return to their original home. This service is designed so that family and friends may have a full traditional service and viewing locally and then the family travels back home for the burial. 
  • Worldwide Transfer: Like so many people oftentimes have come from a different country in search of opportunity. The United States is an amazing country due to this fact and the diversity it brings. But like anyone, we yearn to return to our roots and our native land. With our expertise, we will navigate the many intricate details of international transfers and make returning home as seamless as possible. 

Green Burial Services

For those who want to be more environmentally friendly Cook Family Funeral Home and Hillcrest Cemetery are the leaders in eco-friendly options in Kitsap and the surrounding counties. As a matter of fact, we are the only funeral home and cemetery to offer a full selection of Green Burial packages. This way, you can honor your loved one’s life while reducing their environmental impact. A green burial service is the right choice for your loved one if they were an avid nature lover and were passionate about living an eco-friendly lifestyle.

To learn more about the packages we offer and understand why Cook Family Funeral Home and Hillcrest Cemetery are the leaders in these services, call or visit today; it's a wonderful way to give back to the planet that gives all of us so much.


In addition to our Green Burial Packages, Cook Family Funeral Home also offers the latest in environmentally sound options for those who don't wish to be buried. Aquamation, also known as Flameless Cremation, or Alkaline Hydrolysis, is the latest technology to become available and we are proud to announce it's now available locally through us. This process is similar to cremation but with no carbon release and nearly zero impact on the environment. It also provides the family with 20% more remains all the while being good for the environment.

It's one more way Cook Family Funeral Home can offer eco-friendly options to our families and at the same time give back to our beautiful planet.


Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case, and we encourage you to consider holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased as well. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life. Even after the cremation and memorial services, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:

  • Interment means that you'll bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in a family plot, a memorial site, a cremation niche or urn garden, or in a variety of other indoor and outdoor locations. Ask our staff for a detailed list of interment possibilities including our own at Hillcrest Cemetery.
  • Graveside services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering allows you to spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, a cemetery, over water, or across any other meaningful site. You also can choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
  • Dividing and placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location. 


Affordability and Payment Options

At Cook Family Funeral Home and Hillcrest Cemetery, we are dedicated to providing the best in services and offerings while also being aware of the cost to our families. With over 15 packages, we are able to offer value to everyone from the simplest to the most elaborate. In addition, Cook Family Funeral Home and Hillcrest Cemetery also offer multiple payment options to help lessen the financial burden on your family during this difficult time. Talk to a member of our staff if you have any questions or need more information. 

  • eChecks, or ACH payments, let you transfer funds directly from your bank account to pay for services. It’s fast, secure, and saves you money on credit card fees.
  • We accept payments online via all major credit cards — Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Use our online payment platform to easily and securely pay by credit card today.
  • We offer crowdfunding for funeral services, memorial funds, and more. With all the features of other major crowdfunding sites and fewer fees, crowdfunding on our website is a great option for your family. Talk to a member of our staff to start a crowdfunding campaign today.
  • We work with multiple lenders across the U.S. to get you the most competitive lending rates. Viewing the offers available to you doesn’t affect your credit, so you can see all the options you have for loan amounts and repayment terms.
  • If your loved one has a life insurance policy you want to use for funeral expenses, talk to us. We can get a portion of your claim funded immediately instead of waiting 30-90 days for the insurance companies to payout. We’ll also handle all the paperwork!