It is with great sadness that we share the death of our mother, grandma, wife, sister, friend; Donna Jean Houle (Bill). Donna was born in Bellingham WA on July 31, 1961 to Joe and Geri Bill and dated the Creator on August 27, 2021.
She was sociable and athletic with a strong personality, she always had a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. She has been a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many whom she will truly miss from everyone who knew her.
When she was young, she lived in Lummi. She then graduated from the Chemawa Indian School; later moved to Tulalip and attended Everett Community College,
Tulalip is also where she started her family where her 3 children were born. As a family, they lived in both North Dakota and Tulalip.
Always connected to the land, she taught her children to pray on land and water wherever their travels took them.
Donna was part of the smokehouse and was baptized in the Catholic faith.
Growing up, she loved traveling, playing baseball, canoeing, and participating in powwows.
Donna also enjoyed listening to music, singing, and dancing; Cook; Seahawks Football (but was especially proud of her brother JB and the skills of her grandson Theron).
Donna had great respect and honor for her culture. She carried cultural knowledge, songs, and language that she shared with her children and grandchildren.
She was the proudest mom and grandma and loved all of their babies with all her heart.
She leaves behind her husband Darrell Houle, her children Derek (Keisha), Domonique, Dylan (Tenika); Grandchildren Demi, LaKayla, Derek (son), Jackson, Theron, Dylan Rose, Hunter, and Kylo; Siblings Inez, Jolene, Brian and Kristy.
She is reunited in heaven with her son Baby Boy Houle; Parents Joe and Geri Bill; Siblings Joe, Kathy and Mariam.
The service will take place on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Tulalip Gymnasium.
She is buried in Mission Beach Cemetery in Tulalip WA. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. July 31, 1961 – August 27, 2021
Published by The Herald (Everett) September 3-4, 2021.