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Patriotic Cot Cover: ShareLife providers use a patriotic cot cover to honor Veterans when taking their remains into their care.

Honor Coaches are available at select locations.

ShareLife locations offer a flag of retirement for Veterans.

Honor the Veteran in your life by calling, (509) 426-5308.
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A Letter to My Community

At Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors, we are completely community centered. We pride ourselves on being the only provider in the area with a staff dedicated to community outreach. We support many churches, charities and civic organizations, and many of our programs are free of charge.

Kathy Birdwell

Managing Partner and Funeral Director

Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors

Open Letter

Community Events

  • Nov. 04 5:30-7:30PM
    Celebration of Life — Frank Sinatra at 100!

    A Celebration Indeed! Great Memories - Great Music - Great Food & Drinks - An event preview of our ShareLife Multi-sensory Chapel. Join us in a true celebration of life and let your senses rejoice!

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  • Dec. 11 3am-5PM
    HOPE ILLUMINATES COMMUNITY CANDLELIGHT honor the memory of our loved ones

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2016 "Hope Illuminates" Community Candlelight Remembrance...sponsored by 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 skills. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Birdwell at 509-453-0331 The event is set for Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Shaw & Sons Community Care...providing healing experiences for our community

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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 "Hope Illuminates"
  • Grief Support Series: 9-week series working through grief 
  • Pet Memorial Workshop "Pet Legacies"
  • "Passing the Hat" - Weekly gathering, creating beautiful knitted hats for cancer patients 
  • 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.

Kathy Birdwell

Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors
  • Address
    201 N 2nd St.
    Yakima, WA 98901
  • Email
  • Telephone
    (509) 426-5308
  • Fax
    (509) 457-0793
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