Toshiko Kay Allman

Allman, Toshiko Kay
Toshiko Kay Allman was born in Kozaka, Mie-ken, Japan on July 18, 1931 and died of cancer in Glendale on July 17, 2012. In 1957, after marrying Joseph Allman in Kobe, Japan, she emigrated to the U.S. and became an American Citizen. A resident of the Phoenix Metro area since 1964, she worked for many years at Miriam's Designer Clothes, where she indulged her lifelong love of fashion and design. Toshiko and her husband participated in many community efforts, including the Japanese American Citizens League, Chojukai, Girl Scouts, Japanese Senior Center and Phoenix Himeji Sister Cities Program (including the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix). She particularly enjoyed the annual Arizona Matsuri/Festival of Japan, for which she volunteered from its very first year. Toshiko is survived by her husband, Joseph & daughter, Karen Maeda Allman (& Elizabeth Wales of Seattle); brothers Iwao Maeda (Miyako) and Atsushi Maeda (Yukiko), brother-in-law Kenji Morito and many nephews, nieces and friends both in the US and Japan. She was predeceased by her daughter Catherine & sister Yuki Morito. A public memorial service will be conducted by the Arizona Buddhist Church at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, on Saturday, July 28 (visitation from 9:30 am and service at 10 a.m.), followed by interment in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to: The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix c/o Norton House: 2700 N 15th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007 Arizona JACL / Chojukai: 5414 W. Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301. Arrangements by the Neptune Society & West Resthaven Funeral Home. Service by the Arizona Buddhist Church (with special thanks to the Arizona JACL & Desert Cross Community Church-formerly Phoenix Japanese Free Methodist Church). Condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

West Resthaven Funeral Home
6450 West Northern Ave Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 939-8394

Published in The Arizona Republic on July 22, 2012