Our Story

A Better Way

We understand, because we’ve been there. We’ve had to make after life decisions that felt confusing and overwhelming, when all we wanted to focus on was the loved ones we had lost. That’s why we started Solace. We knew there must be a better way.

Solace Cremation provides an affordable direct cremation service with online arrangements in Portland, Seattle and Southern California. The cost of Solace’s cremation services is simple and transparent, leaving no surprises or unexpected costs.

At Solace, we believe you should know exactly how much you are going to pay, upfront. Our one price of $895 for our direct cremation service includes everything from beginning to end. Our inclusive cost of cremation is not a starter price. We don’t add fees or do any upselling. It’s one price, for everything, for real.

Solace proudly serves the Portland, Seattle and Southern California. Our Solace Care Team provides concierge-level support, putting the focus where it needs to be — on you and your loved one — and is available 24/7 online or via phone.

What People Are Saying

We live in Virginia. My brother passed away suddenly in the Los Angeles area. I didn’t know what to do, but I Googled cremation services in the LA area and was taken with the 5-star reviews for Solace. I called and they were so kind, thoughtful, effective and professional. Everyone at Sol-ace is wonderful to deal with AND their price is so reasonable! I highly recommend Solace to any family facing the loss of a loved one. They are simply THE BEST!

Robin J.

Sterling, VA


When it mattered the most, the team in Solace came through for our family who had just lost its patriarch, my father. Given the level of professionalism and understanding of the Solace Team, I am certain that my family could not have had a better experience at one of the most difficult times we faced together. Solace did what it promised and went beyond and above to help us cope with the grief and not worry about the annoying but necessary bureaucratic process of death. My family and I are ever grateful for their understanding and help.

Farsheed S.

Beverly Hills, CA


The Solace team was very helpful and I was able to take care of my sister worry-free. Every-thing was done in a timely manner and because I was out of the area and had to do it all online, it came together perfectly. Thank you so much for your service.

Sue H.

Richland, WA


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Meet The Team

Solace is the brainchild of Co-Founders Keith Crawford and David Odusanya, two former Nike executives whose experiences with the death of loved ones inspired them to apply their innovative, consumer experience-driven design expertise to the funeral industry. Their deep design and branding background has allowed them to reimagine the funeral industry and all aspects of the consumer experience.

Rounding out the leadership team are Funeral Director Malisa Riceci, who brings her years of funeral service industry knowledge to Solace, and Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Frank, whose expertise is in operations strategy and finance.