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Eiko Kataoka Olson

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Olson, Eiko Kataoka
92, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on November 8, 2015. Eiko Kataoka Olson, born 22 Feb, 1923 in Tokyo, Japan to Minokichi Kataoka and Kin Nakazato, died 8 Nov, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. She survived WWII while living in Tokyo, working for the Nippon Newsreel company. Eiko married USAF Sgt. Robert D. Olson in Tokyo on Sept. 22, 1955. After he was re-assigned to Williams Air Force Base, Eiko followed him several months later, in May, 1956. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert and daughter Valerie J. Olson-Miller. After Robert's death in 1975, she worked as a house-keeper for the El Rancho Motel in Mesa, retiring in 1999. She leaves a son-in law, Randy Miller, and two grandsons, Spencer and Elliot Miller. After cremation, ashes will be interned at Mesa City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to the .


Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 22, 2015
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