Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors Serving Yakima, Washington

The staff members of Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.

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Our Community Events

    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Shaw & Sons Community Care welcomes those who have lost a beloved pet to their 2016 Pet Loss Memorial Workshop TENTATIVELY set for Sunday, October 16, 2016. Our group facilitator has a MAPMin degree and 30 years experience conducting many community service programs including Depression Recovery, Overcoming Stress, Healthful Cooking, and Coping with Loss. This year's session may include a take-home craft encouraging remembrance and contemplation of your pet, discussion of loss and coping ideas for adults and children, and a memorial video of remembered 'friends'. To have your pet's name and photo included in the memorial video tribute, email the photo and name of your pet to For additional info, call 509-453-0331. Shaw & Sons Community Care...providing healing experiences for our community Read more

  • HOPE ILLUMINATES COMMUNITY CANDLELIGHT honor the memory of our loved ones
    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2016 "Hope Illuminates" Community Candlelight Remembrance...sponsored by the outreach of Shaw & Sons Community Care. This is a FREE community event which honors the memory of our loved ones, as well as offering a contemplative respite from the busy holidays, and ideas for grief coping skillls. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Birdwell at 509-453-0331 The event is TENTATIVELY set for Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Shaw & Sons Community Care...providing healing experiences for our community Read more

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A Letter to My Community Family

Kathy Birdwell
Managing Partner and Funeral Director, Shaw & Sons
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A Letter to My Community Family,

As the manager at Shaw & Sons, I feel fortunate to spend my days and my energy in the heart of downtown Yakima. Established in 1898, Shaw & Sons is located in the Yakima Valley, surrounded by friendly people, bountiful agriculture, terrific weather and the beauty of nearby mountains. Because this is our home, each of our staff members wants to see this area continue to grow and prosper for our children, grandchildren and beyond. Since my great grandfather arrived here in 1904, my family – now 6 generations in all - has loved living and working in the Yakima Valley.

This community has a big heart and we help our neighbors. In the spirit of giving back, the staff at Shaw & Sons spends countless hours engaged and involved in our neighborhoods. As a group, we host several events each year:

  • Annual Holiday Service of Remembrance
  • Parking Lot Pumpkin Patch Food Drive
  • Tacos for Tots benefitting Children’s Miracle Network
  • Pet Memorial Workshop
  • Facebook “Like It” Campaign benefitting Humane Society of Central WA
  • Honoring Old Glory Flag Retirement Program

We hope you will join with us on one of these occasions. Together we can strengthen our sense of community. Helping others is the foundation of who we are at Shaw & Sons. Today, the families we serve very often tell us that it is the genuine care shown by our staff that makes the difference.


Managing Partner and Funeral Director, Shaw & Sons
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