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 Debbie Misae <I>Kaneko</I> Ohnmeiss

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Debbie Misae Kaneko Ohnmeiss

  • Birth 15 Nov 1932 Japan
  • Death 17 Aug 2009 Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
  • Plot Section 11 Plot 169
  • Memorial ID 40786737

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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  • Created by: Number1
  • Added: 17 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40786737
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Debbie Misae Kaneko Ohnmeiss (15 Nov 1932–17 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40786737, citing Fort Huachuca Cemetery, Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Number1 (contributor 46535098) .