Rebecca, you will live in many peoples memories and we will cherish all your support and devotion to help other peoples across the world. May the Lord send his angles to watch over you.
You are in our thoughts
Dear Ray and family, I was very sorry to hear about your great loss. Becky was such an important life-long, loyal and wonderful partner. We were honored to have met and know her. We hold you in our prayers and thoughts. Warmly, Stan, Kathleen and family
She was a kind, caring woman. Always willing to lend support any way that she could. She was a natural resource for Nimiiputimpt, corn husking, basket weaving, music. A true matriarch...she loved her family with all of her heart. Love you forever...
I love you Auntie Becky and I will miss you so much. Thank you for being such a wonderful role model. I will remember all the great times we had together. Those times were always so special to me. You will always be in my heart! Love you always. Dayna J. Arneecher
I believe that I went to High School many years ago with Rebecca and her sister Pauline. This was the Ferdinand, Idaho High School and my name is Evelyn Behler Welter. Rebecca's last name was Rueben and Pauline's was Wapato. If this is the right Rebecca, I do want to say I am sorry to hear of her death, but happy to know what a great and wonderful person she became as she lived her life. God bless you as you go on in eternity. I want also to say "hello" to Pauline. We were in the same class and I hope your life has been as good and fruitful as Rebecca's. Love, Evelyn
I will miss Becky very much She was a friend, mentor and "sister". I have many happy memories of our visits. I will miss her laughter and stories. My prayers now go to Ray and their family.
My prayers to the family of this wonderful lady; i remember when she worked with the Muckleshoot Tribe. She always had a smile; and made everyone feel very welcomed. She will be missed greatly.
Becky was a vital member of the Wilbur Memorial United Methodist Church. As her pastor, I sensed wisdom as she gifted compassion and concern for children, youth and their parents who needed encouragement in dealing with their existential predicament. She would find ways to provide tools to assist them transcend the challenges they encounter daily. It was always a relief to see her in church because she was our piano player. She will be sorely missed.
MarLu Primero Scott,
Director Christian Spiritual Formation and Chaplain, Union Theological Seminary, Damarinas, Cavite, Philippines
We have known Becky Bending for many years from Southern California to Washington. What a bneautiful woman who spent her life working and doing for Indian children and families everywhere she lived. Yes, she lived for her family and for the people. She was a real live dynamo.All who knew her loved her. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for Becky.and her family. LOVE
FRED and LEONA GABOURIE, (SR>)