Disciplinary actions: Funeral directors

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

August 2016

Stephen J. Wilson — Chehalis

  • Findings: Receipt discrepancies/unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: Fined $2500.

Kitty Scott — Tacoma

  • Findings: Offered to perform and did perform funeral director services when she had been subject of a previous Order preventing her from ever pursuing a funeral director’s license.
  • Action:
    • Shall permanently cease and desist from practicing or offering to practice professional services for others in the state of Washington as a Funeral Director.
    • Fined $2000.

Joseph L. Parker — Puyallup

  • Findings: Aided and abetted unlicensed practice by employing unlicensed Funeral Director.
  • Action:
    • Funeral Director license suspended for one year. Suspension is stayed provided he does not violate any further laws or rules governing funeral practice for a period of 1 year.
    • Fined $2000.

Whiteside Family Mortuaries — Aberdeen

  • Findings: Aided and abetted unlicensed practice by employing unlicensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers.
  • Action:
    • Ms. Whiteside agrees to not apply or obtain Funeral/Cemetery licensure for 25 years.
    • Will publish a notice in local paper indicating all pre-need funeral files written through Whiteside are now in possession of Funeral Alternatives. Provide proof to Board within 60 days.

Brown’s Funeral Home & Cremation — Camas

  • Findings: Unprofessional conduct.
  • Action:
    • Fined $3000.
    • No further violations.
    • Create model statement of goods and services.

Dennis V. Petersen — Des Moines

  • Findings: Violated prior Agreed Order stating he was not allowed to engage in any pre-arrangement activity while his Funeral Director Intern license was suspended.
  • Action: License revoked for 5 years.

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