Helpful Links


Social Security Administration

Information for notifying Social Security of a death, applying for benefits such as the $255.00 "Lump Sum Death Benefit", and finding a local social security office.

Tahoma National Cemetery

"Where Our Hero's Rest" - A magnificent setting for the final resting place of our nation's heroes, our veterans.



Cremation Authorization for Self Prior to Passing


The Purpose of a Funeral/Memorial

Once we see and understand how we deal with death, it is time to consider how the funeral enters into this process. The funeral serves many purposes but is best expressed in the following statements.

Hospice Care

Franciscan Hospice

Franciscan Hospice House, which is home to the only dedicated inpatient hospice program in the south Puget Sound region, provides home-like comforts, 24-hour nursing care and peace of mind for individuals with terminal illness.


Multicare Hospice

Working together with you and your physician, MultiCare Good Samaritan Home Health and Hospice can provide care to patients in Pierce and South King counties. From assistance with managing a chronic condition to post-surgical care, to providing palliative and hospice care, our specialized team of health professionals is here for you. Care can be provided wherever you live whether it’s a house, an adult family home, a retirement home or an assisted living facility.


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