About

Located in historic downtown Monroe, Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home has provided caring and compassionate funeral and cremation services to families in the rural Washington area since 1905. Our funeral home proudly serves an area from Granite Falls to Fall City, including traveling up Highway 2 over Stevens Pass to Leavenworth.

Our team works very closely with families to create unique and memorable funeral arrangements that honor and celebrate loved ones.

Creating unique celebrations of life

Chapel at Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral HomeEvery person is unique, and we believe that every life deserves to be honored with a one-of-a-kind tribute. This is our underlying principle and belief. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service, an intimate memorial with close family and friends, or an elaborate celebration with a live band, themed decor and a catered reception, there's almost no limit to what we can do for you. All we ask is that you provide the inspiration and we'll take care of the rest.

We offer many services at Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home, including catered receptions, floral arrangements, celebrant services, bereavement travel assistance, access to professional grief counselors 24 hours a day, video tribute programs and online obituary postings.

We strive to ensure that all families are satisfied with every decision they have made and follow up with each family in the days after the service as part of our aftercare program.

Advance planning for funerals and cremations

For families who with to make funeral arrangements in advance, our associates are here to advise, either individually or as a group, on the various options available to plan a funeral, cremation or memorial service ahead of time. For decisions as personal and long lasting as funeral and cremation planning, we urge you to visit with one of our funeral planning professionals. We’ll partner with you to ensure you know all of your options.

Compassionate funeral care close to home

As part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral homes and cemeteries, we have a large pool of expertise and resources available to us. Our experienced team utilizes an ongoing, up-to-date internal training and online class system well-respected in the funeral industry. We know that every family trusts us with the care of their loved one, and we take our time to carefully present all of the options available so you can make the best decisions for your family.

The Washington community is very important to us. We work very closely with community organizations and are a proud member of the We Honor Veterans program.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our services.

History

Located in historic downtown Monroe, Purdy and Kerr has proudly served our community since the early 1900s, covering an area from Granite Falls, to Duvall and the Sky Valley communities of Sultan and Gold Bar.

Century-old funeral home

The house on West Main that is now the home of Purdy and Kerr Funeral Home was originally built in 1905 as a residence for Manne Lundstam, owner of Monroe Cash Store. Founded by E.E. Purdy and Sons, the funeral home purchased the Lundstam house and converted it to a funeral chapel. Several changes have been made to the original house over the years but the character and quality of the service have remained the same.

Lawrence Whitfield joined E.E. Purdy and managed the firm as a resident funeral director and partner. Cecil Kerr followed Mr. Whitfield as a partner and resident manager.

Decades of service

In 2004, Purdy and Kerr merged with Purdy and Dawson in Snohomish, combining to become Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home.

Today, we are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial Network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, and continue to provide excellent service.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Professional and sincere interactions with Laura and Brian and staff. Brian was very responsive to questions and had great follow through. In a tough time for our family, we were very pleased by everything your company delivered."

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April 2022

"Purdy and Kerr was amazing, dealing with difficult moments in life is only made possible by wonderful people who are willing to go above and beyond. Thank you!"

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April 2022

"Our family has trusted Purdy and Kerr to take care of both our parents after their passing. Each funeral service experience was kind, caring , calm and respectful of our wishes. I would say that the staff is very good at understanding how family members grieve and show compassion for the needs of family members."

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February 2022

"All arrangements were made by my husband prior to his death my interaction was minimal but pleasant."

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January 2022

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