Rebecca Claire Tapia (née Jones) | Obituary

Rebecca Claire Tapia (née

Jones), 66, formerly of Kirkland,

WA, passed away on 11 August

2019. She was born to parents

John Paul Jones and Frances

Lucille Jones, on 25 September

1952 in Kirkland, WA.

Known as Becky during her youth, but preferring to be

called Rebecca in later years, she was someone you remembered.

Unapologetically herself, Rebecca was generous,

smart, funny, unorthodox, full of moxie, and incredibly

loving. A natural caretaker, especially to those who needed

a helping hand, she became a medical assistant in the mid-

1990’s and enjoyed working with the elderly.

After raising 3 children, Rebecca reunited with the love

of her life, Mitch, and together they owned and operated

Rose Hill Glass in Kirkland. Retiring to Northern ID in 2010,

Rebecca and Mitch would reminisce about their 52 year love,

that started when they were teenagers.

Rebecca’s lifetime love of cats earned her the name

“Grandma Kitties,” from her grandchildren. She spent the last

decade of her life rescuing cats and kittens in need, as well as

loving her own cats, Moe, Louie, Cali, and Snooki.

In June of 2019, Rebecca was diagnosed with a metastatic

brain tumor. After a traumatic surgery to remove the tumor,

Rebecca was unable to regain her strength. She fought, but

knew long before the rest of us that she was saying goodbye.

Rebecca loved watching true crime and ghost shows. She

is survived by her husband, three children, 2 son-in-laws, 5

grandchildren, and would be delighted to be haunting us all.

Rebecca is buried at Tahoma National Veterans Cemetery in

Kent, WA