Emma Elizabeth Dulik

November 16, 1933

April 21, 2022

Emma Elizabeth Dulik, resident of Neah Bay, Washington; went to dance with the Lord on April 21, 2022. She passed while holding the hand of “the love of her life”, husband of 56 years, Michael Dulik, Sr.

Emma was born in Neah Bay, Washington, on November 16, 1933; to proud parents Jessie LaChester McCarty and Harry McCarty Sr. Emma married Kenneth Jimmicum, in Neah Bay, Washington, October 12, 1950. They shared 11 beautiful children together. After divorcing, she then married the Love of her Life, Michael Dulik, Sr.,on October 21, 1965, in Neah Bay, Washington; after which 3 more beautiful children joined the family. Emma’s 14 children were her cherished pride and joy.

Throughout Emma’s life her commitment to serving her Makah people and other Washington Tribal Communities, was evident in all she did. Her employment included: Preparation Cook at Rosie’s Café (Neah Bay, WA), Dining Hall Line Cook (Neah Bay Air Force Base), Community Health Representative (Makah Tribe), Recreation Center Supervisor (Makah Tribe), Tribal Court Judge (Northwest Intertribal Court System – Edmonds, WA), and Chief Judge (Makah Tribe). Throughout her career as a tribal court judge, she served all 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington State in a judicial capacity.

Emma is survived by her husband, Michael Dulik, Sr., her children; Rosalee Jimmicum, Ellen Ides, Steve Jimmicum, Joe Jimmicum, Shirley Perete, Elizabeth Tracy, Donald “Cub” Jimmicum, Annette Jimmicum, Michael Dulik, Jr., all of Neah Bay, Washington; Anna Smith (Brush Prairie, Washington), and L. Chrissy Dulik Dalos (Lynnwood, Washington). Survivors also include a legacy of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Included were honorary grandchildren; Larry, Cameron, Morgan, and Grace Buzzell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Harry McCarty; brothers; Brownie Beebe (White Swan, Washington) and Harry “Champ” McCarty, Jr. (Neah Bay, Washington), children; Richard Jimmicum, Barbara Greene, and Jack Jimmicum.

Emma Elizabeth Dulik embodied love and her rich cultural heritage. She was known for her avid support of ALL Neah Bay Sports. Family connections were invaluable to her, all throughout Washington State up through Vancouver Island, BC. Her legacy is that of family, love, cultural richness, and encouragement to all. Those that were lucky enough to receive a hug and words of wisdom from her, are blessed; she eventually became everybody’s “Grandma Emma” and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.