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Kids Meet a Mortician (Bonus Interview) with Nora Menkin, Managing Funeral Director (May 2018)

Kids Meet a Mortician Interview with Nora Menkin, Managing Funeral Director (May 2018)

This movement seeks to radically change how we look at death (Haaretz. com June 2017)

Seattle could get an Urban Death Project human composter in just 7 years (Seattle Times, October 2016)

The Visionaries: Central Co-op, BECU, Express Credit Union, and Co-op Funeral Home (Capitol Hill Blog, October 2016)

Is Human Composting the Future of Urban Burial? (Pacific Standard, September 2016)

What Is The Benefit of A Member Owned Cooperative Funeral Home? An Interview with Nora Menkin, Part One 
               Part Two (Seven Ponds Blog, February/March 2016)

Featured Spotlight Business for NCBA CLUSA (National Cooperative Business Association, January 2016)

What's a Death Midwife? Inside the Alternative Death Care Movement (Yes! Magazine, August 7, 2015)

Nonprofit Mortuaries Are Helping Cash-Strapped Families Honor Their Dead (, June 22, 2015)

How Much Will it Cost to Dispose of Your Remains? (The Stranger, March 6, 2015)

The Architect Who Wants to Redesign Being Dead (The Stranger, March 3, 2015)

Name change for 12th Ave co-op changing the way we view business of death (Capitol Hill Blog, July 15, 2014)

The Urban Death Project Will Help You Give Back—by Turning You Into Compost (Seattle Weekly, July 9, 2014)

Member Owned Funeral Home Changes its Name (June 2014)
                Capitol Hil Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

KOMO 4 news reports The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial as one of the top rated Seattle funeral homes in (June 2014)

Nora Menkin named Managing Funeral Director, Puget Sound Business Journal (2014)

The National Cooperative Business Association highlights People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative as one type of consumer cooperative. (2011)

Northwest Cooperative Development Center Feature article on People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative in their newsletter.  (Winter, 2009)

Writer Liz Taylor in her Seattle Times column Aging Deliberately advises consumers to be proactive in planning their funerals. She recommends People's Memorial Association and the People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative.  (Nov 12, 2007)

Writer Craig Harris in Seattle Post Intelligencer contrasts People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative to the traditional funeral industry.  (July 10, 2007)

The industry publication, Funeral Monitor has a headlining article regarding the opening of People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative.  It is followed with an editorial wake-up call to the funeral industry. (July 9, 2007)

Article in Real Change on People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative.  (June 6, 2007)