Directions to Tahoma:
Marlatt Funeral Home is one of the closest Funeral Homes to Tahoma National Cemetery. From Marlatt Funeral Home (7.25 miles) go east on James St. which turns into 240th, stay with 240th through the curves, cemetery is on the left past Tahoma High School. Marlatt Funeral Home received the First Annual Recognition Award from Tahoma National Cemetery for "selfless dedication to service" to the Veterans and their families.
Who is Eligible?
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the Armed Forces and veterans discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Their spouses, unremarried widow or widower, minor children and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children are eligible for burial Eligable spouses may be buried, even if they predecease the veteran.
Options for the Interment of Eligible Veterans and their dependents
- Casketed In-Ground Burial Urn Placement
- In-Ground Cremation
- Urn Placement in Columbarium-Cremation
Marlatt Funeral Home will make arrangements directly with Tahoma National Cemtery staff. Before burial can take place, cemetery staff must verify the veteran's eligibility. To do this, Marlatt Funeral Home, with the help of the family, must provide the cemetery staff with a copy of the veteran's properly signed discharge papers, also known as DD214. Marlatt Funeral Home may also assist you in applying for lost or replacement Military discharge papers.
Burial in the cemetery includes a graveside, opening and closing of the grave, a preset concrete liner, government marker or headstone and perpetual care at no cost. Spaces are assigned at the time of need and may not be reserved.
Honor Guards and Clergy
The engaging of clergy, buglers and military honor guards, flag presentation is done by Marlatt Funeral Home or the families. They may be provided by local military personnel, veterans services organization, or volunteers who provide military honors upon request. For additional information please .