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Yoko Elaine Mori

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September 6, 2017 Yoko, an exceptional, wise, and caring individual who loved her family and friends, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2017 to join her beloved Pete just in time for their 60th wedding anniversary. Yoko will be deeply missed but her legacy of charity and helping others lives on. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Emiko Arimura, and husband Taketoshi Peter Mori." Yoko is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters, their families, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. As a young child, Yoko and her family were interned at Rohwer Relocation Camp in Arkansas during WWII. The family returned to Southern California, where Yoko graduated from Montebello High School and UCLA School of Nursing. Yoko and Pete moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where Yoko lived for over 45 years. She worked as a public health nurse and supervisor for the State of Delaware. In retirement, Yoko and Pete enjoyed travel and visiting family. Yoko was an active member of Concord Presbyterian Church and a volunteer for many organizations including Girl Scouts as a Brownie Troop leader, guardian ad litem for CASA, art museum docent, and at the Seamen's Center of Wilmington. Yoko was a skilled knitter, counted cross stitcher, and gardener. Her active lifestyle was dramatically changed by stroke, which significantly limited her activities for the last 10 years and shortened an otherwise blessed and enriched life. To Yoko's many friends and family, we are grateful for your well-wishes, remembrances, and love. Inurnment will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA on Jan 6, 2018 at 1pm, followed by Memorial Celebration in Mori Hall at Montebello Plymouth Congregational Church, 144 S Greenwood Ave, Montebello, CA 90640at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in honor and memory of Yoko to The American Red Cross, Hospice of the East Bay, or the Seamen's Center of Wilmington.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 3, 2017
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