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Yoshiko (Aoki) Shevis

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Yoshiko (Aoki) Shevis Obituary
Yoshiko (Aoki) Shevis, 78

Yoshiko (Aoki) Shevis, 78, of La Luz passed away peacefully on 16 July 2014, surrounded by family members and close friends. She was born on June 11, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan to Yoshiro and Teruko Aoki.
Yoshiko married Gordon Shevis in 1959 and came to the United States in 1962. As a military wife she raised three children and expertly managed her household through multiple transfers to locations throughout both the US and Europe, finally ending up in Alamogordo in 1975. Throughout her life, Yoshiko drew strength through her practice of Nichiren Buddhism. Yoshiko's love of family, quiet strength through adversity, sense of humor and pure heart were an example to her friends and family that will never be forgotten.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Gordon R. Shevis; two daughters, Jean R. (Christopher) Broderick of Washington, D.C. and Janet I. (Rod) Alsup of Delaware, Ohio; son, Philip G. (Carmel) Shevis of Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren, Isobel, Alison and Meredith Alsup, and Thomas, John and Hana Shevis, and two brothers, Sosuke Aoki of Yokohama, Japan and Hideo Aoki of Ina-Machi, Japan.
She was preceded in death by her father, Yoshiro Aoki; mother, Teruko Aoki, grandson, Neal Alsup, and daughter, Ichiko Shevis.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. in the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel, with Tony Benitez officiating. The family will greet friends from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Alamogordo Funeral Home prior to the memorial service.
Burial will follow at noon on Wednesday, July 23, at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The Shevis family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home, Inc. to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 19 to Aug. 18, 2014
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