Becky Lee Bryan, 55 years of age and a lifetime Taholah, Washington resident, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home. She was born on February 17, 1958, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Ed Bryan, Sr. and Cecily (Ellis) Capoeman-Snell and was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.
Becky was raised and attended school in Taholah and then graduated from the North Beach High School at Moclips. As a youth she played basketball and fastpitch baseball where she normally was an outfielder and on numerous occasions was elected the most valuable player.
She had worked at various positions with the Quinault Indian Nation to include being a tree planter, a fish clipper, a fiscal technician, a grant and contract administrative assistant, a medical office assistant, a contract health clerk and a property manager.
Her family was the most important part of her life and she traveled about the greater United States with them. She was a coastal Native American Indian dancer.
She enjoyed smoking fish, clam digging, making “the best chili ever”, berry picking with her grandkids, doing ceramics, home decorating, craft works and going to garage sales.
Becky is survived by her sons, Aaron Bryan, Timothy Edwards, Jr. and Tyler Edwards all of Taholah; her grandchildren, Ethan Edwards and Jazlyne Edwards; her brothers, Norman Capoeman, Jr. of Taholah, Charley Capoeman of Aberdeen, Ed “Nuka” Bryan, Jr. of Hoquiam, Rodney Johnson of Ocean Shores, Dion Obi of Skokomish; her life partner, Michael John of Taholah and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Taholah, Washington.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.