We believe that a life should be celebrated with Love, Respect and Joyful Memories.

About Us


Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory was established in Ellensburg in 2001 and Yakima in 2010 as an independent funeral provider.

Most funeral homes today are owned by large corporations, listed on the national stock exchange and their bottom line is to satisfy a stock holder with large profits. Janet Roy-Knautz and Dick Knautz left a large Yakima corporate funeral home and felt that their focus and responsibility should be on helping families with excellent service with affordable pricing, and not have to worry about a corporate stock holder.

We have a staff of dedicated professionals that has gained a reputation for excellent service and heartfelt compassionate care, all at an affordable price. We are here to serve your individual wishes and needs. We believe dignity doesn't have to mean expensive, and a price tag shouldn't be the measure of how much people care.

Whether a family selects a Funeral Service with ground burial, a Memorial Service or our low cost cremation options, our goal is to honor each family's requests and desires. We treat each family as if they were part of our family and help give them comfort, hope and support as we Celebrate a Life Well Lived - by planning a service together to commemorate the life and death of your loved one. We believe that a meaningful gathering of family and friends in a comfortable setting, where stories and memories can be shared, can be one of the first steps in the healing process. 

Our mission is to assist families with
affordable funerals and cremations.
We believe that a LIFE should be