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Debbie Misae Kaneko Ohnmeiss
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1932, Japan
Death: Aug. 17, 2009
Sierra Vista
Cochise County
Arizona, USA

A longtime resident of the Sierra Vista area, she departed this life at the age of 76 years 9 months and 2 days. Born in Yobuku, Saga-Ken, Kyushu, Japan, the daughter of Buntaro and Tane (Kawasaki) Kaneko, Debbie married Cameron Edward Ohnmeiss on May 18, 1956 in Kyushu, Japan, and has lived in the United States since November 1956. She studied hard and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in January 1964. Her husband and children arrived at Fort Huachuca Army Base, in the summer of 1964. Throughout her life, She was passionate about teaching and choreographing traditional Japanese dance to her many dedicated and gifted students. They referred to her as 'Sensei' or teacher, a title she was proud of. She and her students put on many wonderfully exciting free Japanese dance shows at the Sierra Vista community center, VFW, and other local and state organizations to the delight of thousands. She worked at Greely Hall and eventually retired as a cashier from the Fort Huachuca commissary after 17 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, bingo and spending time with her friends. A caring and loving person, she always extended warmth and compassion to her family, friends and students. She had many close friendships with many residents at Bonita Vista Apartments where she lived. Debbie will be deeply missed by all those that knew her, she was loved by all. She is survived by her 3 sons, 1 daughter; 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994 and her parents.
Cause of death: Non-small cell carcinoma of lung.

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Through the winding paths of cherry blossoms I go,
my trusted lantern lighting my way so bold.
I smell the sweet lotus flowers by the tea garden,
the ginkgo trees with their leaves,
sparkling little pieces of gold.
Over the bridge I'll travel with happiness
and return to the vast ocean for my period of rest.
And, after my rejuvenating sleep and
my memories for strength,
I will return once again to continue my quest.
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 Spouse:
  Cameron Edward Ohnmeiss (1932 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
LOVING WIFE
MOTHER
GRANDMA
FRIEND
AND SENSEI
 
Burial:
Fort Huachuca Cemetery
Sierra Vista
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Section 11 Plot 169
 
Created by: Number1
Record added: Aug 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40786737
Debbie Misae <i>Kaneko</i> Ohnmeiss
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Debbie Misae <i>Kaneko</i> Ohnmeiss
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Debbie Misae <i>Kaneko</i> Ohnmeiss
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