Rebecca S. Napoleon
Rebecca Sue Napoleon, 55, Kamilche, WA passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Rebecca was born on May 22, 1956 to Lewis R. and Elsie I. (Natt) Nopoleon in Crescent City, CA. She attended school in Crescent City and married Leroy Black in December of 1973 in Taholah, WA. They divorced but have remained close friends.
As well as being a full time homemaker, Becky had worked in lily fields, in a fishery for the Quinault tribe, as a custodian for the Squaxin tribe and also dug clams in Alaska. She was a member of the Shaker Church and the Women’s Circle of Kamilche. Her tribal name is “Da-shoots” meaning “strong one”. Her hobbies included camping, hunting, fishing, traveling, swimming, reading, home video filming and collecting eagle feathers. Her greatest love was that of her children and grandchildren and her family will remember her for her wonderful sense of humor.
She is survived by daughter, Lolita Black, Taholah; sons, Daniel Napoleon, Kamilche, Stanley Napoleon, Taholah; sister, Deborah Napoleon-Obi, Kamilche; brother, Lewis “Robert” Napoleon, Kamilche; eleven grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held at the Squaxin Island Gymnasium on Monday, March 12, 2012. Donations can be made to the family (contact person is Gloria Hill 360-229-6324) or to an animal charity of the donor’s choice. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.