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Sadako Tsutakawa Moriguchi

Sadako Tsutakawa MORIGUCHI Born October 16, 1907 passed away peacefully on July 25, 2002 at the age of 94. Born in Seattle, where she spent her early years and went to Japan for her formal education. She returned to Seattle in 1931 and married Fujimatsu Moriguchi on October 20, 1932 in Tacoma, WA. Together, they ran a small business called Uwajimaya. In 1942, the family was interned at Tule Lake, California. After the war they moved to Seattle and started the Uwajimaya grocery store once again and raised their seven children. Sadako worked at the store until the age of 85. She loved to travel, attend the Seattle Symphony, and gather with her family. She was in the Seattle Keiro Nursing home for many years where she received excellent care. She was preceded in death by husband Fujimatsu Moriguchi, sister Tomoko Nakanishi, and brothers Takeo Tsutakawa and George Tsutakawa. She is survived by sisters Sumiko Oki (Japan) and Kazuko Yamashita (Japan); children: Kenzo (Carol) Moriguchi, Suwako (James) Maeda, Tomio Moriguchi, Akira (Kimberly) Moriguchi, Hisako (Harvey) Nakaya, Toshi (Susie) Moriguchi and Tomoko (Koji) Matsuno; grandchildren: Jamie Maeda, Michael (Renee) Moriguchi, Tammie (Ken) Louie, Kevin Moriguchi, Amy (Hiroshi) Hibi, Traci Moriguchi, Lena Moriguchi, Lisa Moriguchi, Kristi (Dilip) Bala, Tyler Moriguchi, Jason Nakaya, Mineko Matsuno, Shelley Nakaya, Denise Moriguchi, Lia Moriguchi, Mayumi Matsuno, Miye Moriguchi, Sarah Moriguchi, Hanah Moriguchi, Jonathan Gilderhus; great-grandchildren: Kenlyn, Kristin, Lauren and Taryn Louie, Jay Bala and Nicole Hibi; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seattle Buddhist Church, 1427 South Main Street. Remembrances may be made to the Seattle Keiro Nursing Home, 1601 East Yesler Way, Seattle, WA. 98122.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 28 to July 29, 2002
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