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We invite you to discover who has made Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.

A Letter to My Community

by Kathy Birdwell, Managing Partner and Funeral Director

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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: 12-week series working through grief
  • Pet Memorial Workshop "Pet Legacies"
  • "Passing Hats" - Weekly gathering, creating beautiful knitted hats for cancer patients 
  • "Driving Down Memory Lane" Charity Car Show

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.

Gratefully,
Kathy Birdwell

  • History & Staff

    History & Staff

    We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

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  • Testimonials

    Testimonials

    Our goal is to provide our client families with memorable remembrance experiences. Celebrations of their loved one's life, and the time they shared. So who should speak of our success? That's easy; those we've served. Our words are expected, while theirs genuinely share their feelings about our services.

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  • Community Events

    Community Events

    We give every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. Each of our educational, grief support or remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range, including adults and children. It is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows.

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