About Washington

Washington, the state, is located in the Pacific Northwest. It is bordered by Oregon on the south, Idaho on the east, Canada on the north, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Washington has the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainier, which, at nearly 14,411 feet, is the state’s highest elevation. Washington, nicknamed the Evergreen State, is a leading producer of lumber and the biggest producer of apples, hops, and sweet cherries. Landmarks in Washington include the futuristic Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Aquarium. Major businesses include the computer giant Miscrosoft, the coffee company Starbucks, and Alaska Airlines.


In 2016, there were 27,078 obituaries reported in the state of Washington on Legacy.com. This is a 4% increase from 2015 when 25,991 obituaries were reported in Washington. You can browse through the full list of Washington obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.