Does Washington Allow Spoken Wills?
An oral or spoken will is called a nuncupative will.  Generally, courts and legislatures do not favor these types of wills because they are difficult to prove and have an increased risk of fraud.  That said, Washington does recognize nuncupative wills for members of the armed forces who make a nuncupative will at the “time of their last sickness” and in the presence of two witnesses.  The property disposed of may not exceed $1000, and the proof of the will must be offered within six months after it was made.  No real estate may be devised by a nuncupative will.