Obituary: Lucinda Sharon LaPointe
- Lucinda "Sharon" LaPointe of Hoopa died on the day of the Lyrid Meteor Showers and Earth Day April 22, 2010.
She was born Sharon Lucinda Chase on November 3, 1948 with her twin brother, Luke in Hoopa, California, baptized and confirmed at St. Philomene parish church in Sacramento, California. In addition to being a mother, grandmother, aunt and giving friend to many she worked for the Department of the Interior in Sacramento.
She worked as a seamstress at Macy's. She lived in London, England and South Dakota to present American Indian art. Ten years ago, she moved home to Hoopa. She worked at K'ima:w Medical Center. In her early life of adventure she participated in the Longest Walk and was member of the American Indian Movement.
She enjoyed camping with friends and will always be remembered for her humor. She was a graduate of Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley and attended college at UC Davis. She received a certificate from Healds Business School. Throughout the years, Lucinda had many different jobs in many locations.
She is survived by her dearly beloved daughter, her heart and soul and every breath, Trudy Adams; by her handsome and gregarious grandson Leon Chavez; by her doting sisters: Gwen Van Pelt, Linda Saxon of Hoopa, and Verdena Parker of Winston, Oregon; her genius brother Emmett Chase, and his adoring wife, Eva Smith; as well as many nephews, nieces, and cousins; by her best friend the notorious Gary Nelson of Hoopa. Lucinda was preceded in death by her parents, Leon Ernest Chase and Geraldine Spencer, and her brother, Luke Chase.
All are invited to attend a celebration of Lucinda's life on Saturday May 1, 2010. Services will be conducted by Father Terry at The Cross on top of Bald Hill in Hoopa at 1pm (weather permitting). The service will be followed by a reception and celebration at Church of the Mountains in Hoopa for food, stories, and sharing with her many friends and family.
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