Weller Funeral Home has been providing funeral, cremation and memorial services for Arlington, Washington and the surrounding communities since 1904.
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- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
For more than a century, our commitment to delivering the utmost quality in funeral care has remained unchanged and yet, our funeral home has always responded to the changing needs of the community. All of our services are designed to help our client families through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.
Arlington’s trusted partner in funeral planning
We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to helping your family with compassionate professional and personal services for all of your funeral needs. Our trained funeral planning professionals can walk you through each of our unique memorial and funeral options including planning a traditional funeral, a cremation or a personalized celebration of life. Our staff is always available to assist you.
We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. As North America's premier provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. Please contact us if you need assistance, have an immediate need, or if you would like more information about our services.
The Weller Funeral Home began as a hardware store in Arlington in 1904 by Charles H. Bakeman and Arthur H. Moll. Charles H. Bakeman, known as Charlie, was one of the first funeral directors in the Washington Territory. He settled in Snohomish in 1883 and opened a carriage and furniture making store. In 1884 a settler came in to Bakeman's shop and asked him to provide an emergency casket. With this request, Bakeman started a small side casket-making business.
A commitment to caring for community
In January of 1884, he expanded his business to include funeral directing. In 1905, Bakeman and Arthur Moll launched the funeral business officially. The letterhead on their business stationary suggests the diversity of enterprises they were engaged in: “Bakeman & Moll Hardware, Furniture, Carpets and Undertaking.” In 1961, Athur Moll sold the Moll Funeral Home to Lloyd Solie and Robert Weller from Everett, knowing Lloyd and Robert would uphold the same family-run values and traditions the Arlington community had come to trust with all of their funeral and burial needs.
Moll Funeral Home would become Weller & Solie Funeral Home. The Wellers operated the Home and even lived in an attached apartment with their family of three children while there. The Wellers purchased the interest of Mr. Solie and renamed the funeral home to Weller Funeral Home in the late 1960s. During the early sixties, the Board of Directors of Arlington Cemetery Association requested Mr. Weller assume the Presidency of the Association to manage the day-to-day operation of the cemetery. He remained in this role for 25 years.
Honoring the lives of our veterans
The Arlington Cemetery Association donated the cemetery to the City of Arlington in 1998. During his association with the Arlington Cemetery, he enlarged the cemetery several times, and with the assistance of John Jensen, an active Member of the Arlington Post of the American Legion, established the "Avenue of Flags" which today has over 400 flags of deceased veterans flying in the cemetery on Memorial Day.
In 1972, the Weller Family enlarged the funeral home, adding a beautiful new chapel, office space and several other features. The business continued to grow and was later sold to Uniservice, a corporation of funeral facilities in Washington and Oregon. The corporation is now a part of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral providers.