Midori Hoser: 1931-2016
Born Midori Yamashita on April 24, 1931, Midori Hoser of Edmonds, Washington, passed away in her sleep from complications of pancreatic cancer on September 23, 2016. She was 85 years old.
An accomplished seamstress, Midori enjoyed designing her own apparel, as well as making clothing for her family, and tailoring for clients. She also expressed herself through art, selling her works through various venues, and participating in the creative community of Seattle Co-Arts.
Her fondness of camping, hiking and nature is reflected in many of her drawings and paintings. And a big fan of karaoke, one of her favorite pastimes was to gather with friends and sing Japanese songs.
Midori is survived by her loving family: Leo Hoser, husband of 57 years, daughters Monica Ioset (Rick) and Julia Deleganes (Dan), and granddaughters Alicia and Sophia Deleganes.
She is also survived by three of her five siblings: Kimiko Tokunaga, Sayoko Satake and Asako Yamashita, and their families.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 30, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Lynnwood, followed by a celebration of life.
In honor of Midori, in lieu of flowers the family encourages donations to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. www.lustgarten.org/donate. (email reference for donation: firstname.lastname@example.org)