At Greenwood Memorial Park and Greenwood Funeral Home in Renton, Washington, we are honored to serve the Renton, South King County and greater Seattle community. The 40-acre memorial park was established in 1910 and is noted for its mature trees, serene setting and magnificent memorial to Jimi Hendrix, who grew up in Seattle and was laid to rest at the cemetery grounds.
The funeral home opened in 1984. Remodeled in 2017, the funeral home is fresh, modern and state of the art.
Greenwood Memorial Park allows families to take care of all of their burial and cemetery arrangements. Located on the cemetery property, Greenwood Funeral Home adds simplicity and convenience for those making funeral or cremation arrangements. Our caring, experienced teams are here for you throughout this difficult stage of life.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
A welcoming place for the diverse Seattle community
Seattle is a very diverse community, and Greenwood Funeral Home serves families from all cultures, religions and backgrounds. Our funeral directors are well-versed in a wide range of funeral and cremation customs and traditions. We have held services at our funeral home for families who are Filipino, Ukrainian, Russian, Chinese, Protestant, Catholic, non-denominational, non-religious, Buddhist, Hmong and more. We also have team members who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Recent funeral home updates
The interior decor of Greenwood Funeral Home was professionally updated in 2017. New furniture, flooring, calming wall colors and modern light fixtures give our spaces a contemporary look and feel.
The spacious funeral chapel seats 150 guests. Its state-of-the-art video and sound system broadcasts personalized playlists and multimedia tributes flawlessly. The chapel's specialized ventilation system keeps people breathing easy during a funeral with incense.
Families also have access to 2 visitation rooms and a reception room for hosting catered events—anything from a continental breakfast to an ice cream social to a sit-down dinner—before or after a ceremony.
Whether you prefer an intimate gathering or a grand event, our funeral home accommodates services of all sizes and types.
We celebrate life
There are countless ways to celebrate a person’s life, and the experts at Greenwood create meaningful and memorable tributes that reflect a loved one’s passions and personality. Car enthusiast? We can display antique vehicles in the parking lot and then use them for the processional to the grave site. Lifelong quilter? We’ll showcase the handmade blankets in the chapel. Want to serve cuisine from your culture? With our professional catering service, we can customize a menu to meet your needs. We strive to bring your ideas to life.
You are always welcome to visit us at 350 Monroe Ave. NE to meet our friendly associates and tour the lovely funeral home and cemetery grounds. Give us a call for any reason. Whether you have an immediate need, a question or want to learn more about funeral, cremation and burial services, we are here to serve you.
Greenwood Memorial Park has been serving the Renton community since 1910. The 40-acre cemetery is the final resting spot of many notable politicians, entrepreneurs, soldiers and a legendary rock star. The oldest marker in the cemetery dates back to 1887. In 1984, Greenwood Funeral Home opened on the cemetery property to better serve Seattle area families.
The Jimi Hendrix Memorial is dedicated
In 2003, a magnificent domed granite monument on the west side of the cemetery property was dedicated for Jimi Hendrix. Ever since, 1000s of fans have made the pilgrimage to Greenwood Memorial Park to pay their respects to the rock legend. More recently, a bronze statue of a left-handed electric guitar was placed in the middle of the memorial.
A welcoming place to remember loved ones
We might be most known for the famous people who have been laid to rest here, but at Greenwood Memorial Park and Greenwood Funeral Home, we welcome all families, regardless of their culture, background, religion or social status. You do not have to be a prominent politician or a celebrity to use our services—we treat everyone who chooses us as their funeral home or cemetery provider as if they are members of our own family.
Greenwood Memorial Park cemetery
Situated on 40 acres replete with beautiful blossoming trees, a variety of flowers and shrubs and well-kept landscaping, Greenwood Memorial Park provides a quiet place to honor the memory of loved ones. Established in 1910, Greenwood Memorial Park is perhaps most known for its Jimi Hendrix memorial, which attracts 1000s of fans from all over the world who come to pay their respects to the legendary left-handed guitarist.
Many burial, entombment and cremation memorialization options
We are the one of the few cemeteries in the Renton area to offer exclusive private family mausoleums, a patio mausoleum, indoor glass-front niches, lawn crypts and a wide variety of cremation memorialization options such as estates, memorial benches, niches and columbaria. At Greenwood Memorial Park, we strive to meet every Seattle family’s burial needs and understand that choosing a final spot is an important and often emotional decision.
Gardens that celebrate Asian cultures
The 2 most impressive gardens at Greenwood Memorial Park are Garden of Eternal Peace and Lotus Garden. To honor the rich and vibrant Asian population in the Seattle area, these gardens have Asian-inspired features. Garden of Eternal Peace was built in 2006 and has a magnificent pagoda surrounded by upright monuments with curved Asian-inspired roofs, private estates made of brick and a relaxing water fountain. Our newer development, Lotus Garden, has a dragon water feature and offers private estates made of slate. You do not need to be of Asian descent to be interred in these gardens. Anyone is welcome to choose Lotus Garden or Garden of Eternal Peace as their final resting spot.
Prepared for future generations
Greenwood Memorial Park stands ready to serve many more generations of Renton, Seattle and Tacoma families. Our 40-acre cemetery property still has undeveloped land so there is plenty of space for future generations. Our dedicated team members keep the grounds clean and well-maintained all year round.
Jimi Hendrix was buried here
Every year, fans come from far and wide to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix at Greenwood Memorial Park. Considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Jimi died in September 1970 at age 27 in London. In 2002, his remains were reburied under a 30-foot-high domed granite memorial designed by architect Mark Barthelemy. Located on the west side of the cemetery grounds, the memorial is supported by 3 pillars that feature engraved images of Jimi and handwritten song lyrics and quotes. In the center of the memorial is a bronze electric guitar statue, which rests on a pedestal featuring Jimi’s original headstone. Fans often leave guitar picks, flowers and other mementos at the memorial. They are also welcome to sign a guestbook kept in the funeral home.
We care about Seattle
Seattle is a rich, vibrant and diverse community—and we are lucky to be a part of it. Greenwood Memorial Park and Greenwood Funeral Home hold several events throughout the year. Each April, we host Ching Ming, an annual Chinese festival for Chinese families to remember their ancestors and loved ones. Approximately 600 guests attend the event. We serve lunch, set off firecrackers and invite traditional dragon dancers. We also host an event on Memorial Day weekend to honor veterans and military families. During that event, we serve hot dogs and help guests find their loved ones’ final resting spots. Volunteers place American flags on markers and there is usually a flyover with a B-52 bomber.