Welcome to Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home.

NOW located at Columbia Funeral Home, 4567 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA  98118

Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle is an independent, multi-service funeral chapel providing meaningful tributes and comfort. Because Howden-Kennedy is 100% family owned, NOW operating in the historic Columbia City District with our Columbia Funeral Home, we can pass that advantage on to the families that we serve. When a death occurs, there are over 75 specific details to be met. When your loved one is entrusted to us, we do all the arrangements from the time of death to final disposition, including necessary permits. We offer affordable cremations, burials, caskets, urns, respectful services, markers, cemetery arrangements, preneed planning and arrange military services at Tahoma, Arlington and other national cemeteries. We honor all prepaid burial and cremation policies. 

Our qualified staff truly cares and sincerely wants to help your family. For a no-obligation consultation, please contact us at (206) 722-1100. For non-urgent inquiries, please email us or fax (206) 760-1856. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays.



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Frequent Questions

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Your feedback

We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve.  Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.

When our father passed away in early May, we had an excellent experience with Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home. The director and his staff were wonderful. We have absolutely no complaints whatsoever. From the day we met with the Manager/Funeral Director for pre-planning to the day we met at the Tahoma Cemetery; everything went perfectly and we are grateful to Len for the caring, compassionate manner in which Dad and the entire family was treated. We felt as if our father was given the kind of honorable funeral service which he would have been pleased with.

So, today, on Father's Day, I would like to honor the memory of our father with a thank you to Len and all the staff at Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home because this is the way Dad lived his life and would expect us to continue in his place - always remembering to send a proper 'thank you' where it was warranted and this is one of those times. So, thank you to Len and staff from the Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle from Robert and his children. We are grateful for your patience, compassion and for making this very sad time a little less sad by helping to make it memorable and special for the family and friends. God bless you.

Kimberly C.


Washington State
 Funeral Directors Association

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