Betty Jean DeLaCruz

Betty Jean DeLaCruz, age 71, a resident of Aberdeen, died on Oct. 21, 2022, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

Betty Jean DeLaCruz, age 71, a resident of Central Park, died on Oct. 21, 2022, at Swedish Hospital, Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle. Mrs. DeLaCruz was born on Jan. 30, 1951, in Aberdeen to Elmer S. Capoeman Sr. and Elsie Sophie (McCloud) Capoeman. She was raised in Taholah and Hoquiam and had attended schools in Taholah and Moclips.

She and Edward H. DeLaCruz were married on Dec. 7, 1974, in Taholah. The couple had been longtime residents of Central Park. Betty was a stay-at-home mom and was active in her children’s school activities. She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed scrapbooking the events of her children’s lives. She and Ed had traveling all over the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to attend canoe journeys. Betty also loved to pick Indian tea.

In addition to her husband Ed, surviving relatives include three children: Lester DeLCruz of Taholah, Charlene DeLaCruz of Lacey and Henry DeLaCruz of Moclips; grandchildren: Tashia DeLaCruz-Arnold, Wakeena DeLaCruz, Fauniel DeLaCruz-Cundiff, Kalena Silva, Tristan Brown, Jaysene Brown, David DeLaCruz Lucas Brandt, Jessica DeLaCruz, Jaqueline DeLaCruz, Murray Cottrell, Levi DeLaCruz and Solomon DeLaCruz; a brother Elmer Capoeman and two sisters, Gladys Rarden and Darlene Capoeman-Snell. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren.

A son, LeRoy Black; three brothers, Wayne Sireech, Robert Capoeman, and David Capoeman; and two sisters, Beverly Sanstrom and Roberta Capoeman died previously.

A funeral service was held Oct. 27, 2022, at the the Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Taholah with interment at Hoquiam’s Sunset Memorial Park and a dinner at the Taholah Community Center after the graveside service.

Arrangements were by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.

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