17th Annual Senior Action Network Caregiver Dinner

We are pleased to host the 17th annual Caregiver Appreciation Dinner put on by Senior Action Network. This year we are able to live stream the events for family members who are not able to attend in person. Follow the link below to view the webcast.


Please note that the stream works best on Internet Explorer.

Abraham Lincoln Coffin Exhibit

In commemoration of Presidents’ Day 2015, Funeral Alternatives of Washington is presenting an exhibit featuring a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin.  The FREE exhibit will be at Funeral Alternatives’ Lacey office, 2830 Willamette Dr. NE, Lacey WA 98516 on February 19, 20 and 22.  Presentations on the assassination and funeral of the country’s 16th President will also be offered each day by Clair Ferris, owner of Funeral Alternatives.

To view the specific times of the exhibit and presentations, click here:  Lincoln Casket Exhibit

Presentation 2/12/14 – Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral

Date:  Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time:  1:30 p.m.
Place:  The Firs Retirement Community, 426 Lilly Road, Olympia, WA

Presenter:  Clair Ferris, Funeral Alternatives of Washington

Free Admission – Public Invited

The country was just beginning to heal after the devastation of the Civil War when it was plunged into shock with the assassination of its recently re-elected president, Abraham Lincoln. The mourning and outpouring of grief was tremendous.

Funeral plans were extensive, including a train cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois. Because of the length of Lincoln’s funeral, historians have called this event “The Greatest Funeral in the
History of the United States.”

Learn little known facts about the funeral and gain insights into the love and devotion of a nation for its fallen leader in this engaging presentation by Clair Ferris, owner of Funeral Alternatives of Washington.

For more information, call 360-456-3477.

Family Preparedness and Funeral Consumer Rights – 1/8/14

Clair Ferris will be speaking on Family Preparedness  and Consumer Rights at Colonial Retirement Apartments, 3730 14th Avenue SE, Olympia on Wednesday, January 8 at 2:00 pm.  Public is invited.

Topics will include:

  • New Laws pertaining to Power of Attorneys and Designated Agents
  • Your right to choose your own disposition before death
  • What to do when a death occurs
  • Your rights under the Federal Trade Commission’s “Funeral Rule”