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Yuri Hoshiwara

Yuri Hoshiwara passed peacefully into the Lord's arms on Monday, January 20, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born in Seattle, WA on March 29, 1920 to Senzo and Hisae Yasaki. The youngest of four children, Yuri was predeceased by siblings Fumi Yamasaki, Chie Yasaki and Tats Yasaki. Yuri's family operated the Globe Hotel in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square District. She graduated from the University of Washington with a major in Microbiology, however, during World War II, Yuri's studies were interrupted when she was relocated with fellow Japanese Americans to the Minidoka Relocation Center in rural Idaho. Later after returning to the University of Washington and obtaining a laboratory job, Yuri met her future husband, Isao "Doc" Hoshiwara. After they married, Yuri worked to help support Doc through medical school. Their family grew with the addition of three children: David (Jane), Joy (Gary) Boydston and Steve (Sharon), eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. "Doc" passed away in 2009.

The love of Yuri's life was the Lord Jesus Christ. She loved and studied His Word until she was joyfully called into His presence.

The family will have a gravesite committal service at Washelli this coming spring so that Yuri will be buried next to "Doc".
Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 2, 2014
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