- About Us
Russ, a Native Washingtonian, was born and raised in Enumclaw. After graduating from Enumclaw High School, he attended the University of Puget Sound and received a Bachelor's degree in Communication. He also received an Associate degree in Funeral Service education from Mt. Hood Community College. In 1990 Russ returned to Enumclaw and joined the family firm. He is the only two-term President of the Washington State Funeral Directors' Association. Russ was voted Washington's Funeral Director of the Year in 2002. He has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Washington since 1990. Russ and his wife Kelley have 3 children, Corissa, Trevor, and Ryan. They are active members of the Wabash Presbyterian Church and believe their most important responsibility is to introduce their children to a personal relationship with Jesus.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Len is a native of Oklahoma. He attended Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas. Len has been a fully licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for many years in Oklahoma, California, and Washington State. He has been with Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle since June 2010. Len is Past Club President of the Rotary Club of West Seattle . A past Board Member of the Southwest Youth & Family Services. Len currently serves as a Co-Chair for the 2017-2018 Rotary Academy. As well as an Assistant Governor for Area 6 in Rotary District 5030 which includes West Seattle, Vashon Island, Burien and Southcenter. Len currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Puget Sound Region Funeral Directors Association which includes King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Len is a member of the "Unity In Lynnwood" church, serving as the Team Leader for the church's Shuttle Ministry and serves on the Nominating Committee for the Board of Trustees.
Community Outreach & Education
Charmaine’s role with Weeks’ Funeral Homes, is in Community Outreach & Education.To bridge partnerships with like-minded organizations in serving our communities. This includes churches of all faiths, veteran and service groups, first responder chaplains, and hospitals and hospice.
In sharing information and resources about death, bereavement, and healing, Charmaine’s goal is to help people talk about death before they need to, find their way through the darkness when death occurs in their friends and families, and connect with after-care programs to support their pathway to healing.
Charmaine’s background includes 20+ years as a business owner, trainer, and consultant in the area of human services and crisis communication. Throughout her career, Charmaine has served emergency services and 911 dispatchers, children’s organizations, and faith-based assistance programs. Her experience with funeral service dates back more than 20 years. Charmaine is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a graduate of the Pierce County Chaplains Academy, and a proud member of the Enumclaw Rotary Club.
Charmaine was born and raised in Minnesota. Early in her career, she transferred to Washington State, and immediately made it her forever home. She is married, the mother of three sons, and the grandmother of three children she adores. She is also a lover of golden retriever dogs, and shares her home with three “furry” family members.
Charmaine has been a friend of the Weeks’ Family for many years, and we are pleased to have her as a member of our team.