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Remarkable individuals deserve a suitably special sendoff. At Butterworth Funeral Home - Arthur A. Wright Chapel and Queen Anne Columbarium, we create funerals in Seattle that reflect the best qualities of those we serve.

Create a personal tribute

Your vibrant memories are what help inspire us to create a personalized memorial. Tell us about a lifelong passion, a hobby or the most joyful moments of a lifetime and our funeral directors will work to craft an individualized tribute. Imagine a themed evening underneath a disco ball, held in honor of the person who lived for music’s greatest era. Envision an avid golfer’s last trip to the links, in a themed service with keepsake monogrammed golf tees for guests to take to their next game. When it comes to creativity, your imagination is virtually the limit.

Of course, we still offer many traditional religious ceremonies, even as contemporary Celebrations of Life® gain in prevalence. Military funerals with optional burial of cremated remains reflect a timeless salute to those who served our country. Whatever your wishes, choose the type of service that best suits your style or integrate elements from different options to create your own unique fit.

Our Seattle funeral home

Lobby at Butterworth FH (Capitol Hill)Originally opened as the Arthur A. Wright Funeral Home in 1883, our beautiful two-story building was created in the style of Spanish architecture. The entrance opens to a reception hall with flexible space to accommodate both large and intimate guest lists. Our inspirational chapel serves celebrants of all faiths and traditions with seating for up to 150 guests. In addition, we offer a private family room located behind the pulpit. A grand split staircase leads to the choir loft, music room and chapel balcony.

Located atop Queen Anne Hill, Butterworth Funeral Home-Arthur A. Wright Chapel stands just minutes from downtown Seattle. Our convenient location bridging Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and Hills of Eternity helps us continue a long history of serving families throughout the greater Seattle area.

Queen Anne Columbarium

Mausoleum at Butterworth FH (Capitol Hill)The lovely Queen Anne Columbarium, with its stunning stained-glass windows and elegant marble floors, is adjacent to Butterworth Funeral Home - Arthur A. Wright Chapel. Constructed in 1905, it has long been a part of Seattle's history. As the only columbarium in downtown Seattle, the Queen Anne Columbarium has become a unique alternative for families who wish to honor the cremated remains of their loved ones in a serene, yet convenient, setting.

A major renovation in 1939 brought additional columbarium space directly over the original. Molding and trim reflect the careful creation of this special resting place. The woodwork throughout the columbarium displays skilled craftsmanship and adds a special touch in each room of niches.

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Whether you need immediate assistance with funeral arrangements in Seattle or would simply like to arrange a tour of our chapel or columbarium, our knowledgeable team stands ready to help. Please contact us if we may offer guidance and support. It is our honor to serve you.

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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.

"Amy was so kind and sympathetic, and there was never any pressure. I was very comfortable making the choices of casket, etc. She also suggested a flower arrangement that I had never heard of (a rosary of roses), but which was perfect for us. The day of the service went very well, thanks to her attention to detail, and her supportive presence."

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February 2021

"I appreciated the kindness and professionalism of Dolores and Amy - on the phone and Amy also in email message updates and in person when I came to collect Mom's ashes. They have excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge and guided me through the process."

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February 2021

"The Butterworth staff were warm, supportive, knowledgeable, and professional."

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February 2021

"The truth is nobody wants to make funeral arrangements but at some point many of us will have to do it and I'm glad that I was able to work with a professional staff and have someone coordinating and helping me through it and keeping me on track. Also, it's nice if you can plan ahead some and take care of things so your kids don't have to, I was lucky my father gave me some resources and direction before he passed but there's still a lot of decisions to be made and things to deal with with so my heart goes out to people having to deal with that and then left with a financial burden as well."

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