Weller Funeral Home began operations in a small frame building located behind the A.H. Moll Hardware Store, which was located at the corner of 5th and Olympic, where Arlington Travel and Edward A. Jones Investments are now located. In 1904, Charles H. Bakeman of Snohomish became a partner of Arthur H. Moll in the hardware store. In 1905, they launched the funeral business and named their establishment “Bakeman & Moll, Hardware, Furniture, Carpets and Undertaking.” Mr. Moll noted in a letter dated January 1, 1906, that he “Had my first job in undertaking today.”
By 1909, Arthur Moll became the sole proprietor of the business. He acquired the building at 327 N. MacLeod Ave from Dr. Adams who had built it as a hospital. The same building houses the funeral business today.
In 1936, Arthur’s son, Carl E. Moll, Sr., joined the business as a licensed Funeral Director. Arthur and Carl operated the business jointly until 1947, when Carl became the sole proprietor upon Arthur’s retirement.
In 1961, Carl Moll sold the funeral home to Lloyd Solie and Robert Weller of Everett. After four years, Bob Weller purchased Lloyd Solie’s interest and renamed the establishment, Weller Funeral Home, as it still known today.
In 1972, the Weller Family enlarged the funeral home by adding the chapel and office space. Mr. Weller also managed Arlington Cemetery until it was donated by the Board of Directors Association to the City of Arlington in 1988. In 1989, Bob Weller sold the funeral home to Uniservice, Corp, which then sold it to an affiliate of Service Corporation International in 1995.
For more than one hundred years, Weller Funeral Home has served the communities of Arlington and Darrington, with compassion and a deep sense of commitment to each family we serve.
Although Weller Funeral Home has undergone many changes throughout the years, the hallmark of the business has remained the same, service.