Miyoko Y. Nelson

Born: Thu., Oct. 8, 1925
Died: Fri., Jul. 22, 2011

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Miyoko Y. Nelson - a Pendleton resident died on Friday morning, July 22, 2011, at her home. She was 85 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Monday, July 25, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Friends are invited to join the family following the service for a gathering at the Pendleton Baptist Church, 3202 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Miyoko was born in 1925 to Seichi, & Nae Yamauchi in Okinawa Japan. Miyoko Nelson was dedicated to her family and worked tirelessly to help provide for them. Her love could be found in her exceptional cooking which made the best use of the bounty of fruits and vegetables in the region, which, then found their way into her jams, preserves and canned goods. Her love of her Okinawa traditions and music, in addition to her strong desire to express herself, drew her to the piano-her long un-satiated passion. Her favorite song to play was Amazing Grace. Described by her grandchildren, as funny her one-liners would come out of nowhere lovable and very cute. In one word: adorable. This description however belies her fiery temper when provoked; her ancestral Ryukyu Samurai blood from which she descends can explain this. A complicated past on her native island of Okinawa, her survival of the bloodiest battles in the history of the war, most of her family survived by living in the hills during the war, created in her the heart of a warrior. During her long life, to the end of her days, she was and still is well loved. She passed quietly in her home with her loved ones to comfort her. She leaves the fondest memories in the hearts and minds of her family and friends. Her husband Darrel, her children David, Derik and Naomi and her seven grandchildren dearly miss her.

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Peace Lutheran Church
   Posted Sat July 23, 2011
Miyoko now knows God's perfect healing and rest. May the Lord comfort Darrel and family through the care of loving family and friends. Miyoko's Peace family sends their love and prayers.

Judy Haneji
   Posted Sat July 23, 2011
I loved my aunt she was funny and kind. She made the best preserves and desserts with the fruits she grew in her garden. I will miss you Aunty Miyoko thank you for the memories.

Naomi Haneji-Haze
   Posted Sat July 23, 2011
All my condolences and sympathy to the Nelson Family. I definitely remember Auntie Miyoko's one-liners and zingers. She always made us laugh whenever she came to visit us in Los Angeles, and I always looked forward to her great cooking! I loved her and will miss her.

Gloria Medonich
   Posted Sat July 23, 2011
We are very sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Frank and gloria Medonich

Tommy & Mikiko Haneji
   Posted Sun July 24, 2011
Heartfelt condolences to Uncle Darrel, cousins David, Derik and Naomi and families. We are sorry to hear Auntie Miyoko has passed away. I have fond memories of Auntie Miyoko busy making her jams and preserves after going fruit picking when you were back at N.W. Carden. We'll miss you Auntie Miyoko!

Sue Nelson
   Posted Sun July 24, 2011
Heartfelt condolences to the entire Nelson family. My thoughts and Prayers will be with you during the days ahead. Rest in peace Miyoko ..... soar with the Angels.

Ron and Sharon Parker
   Posted Sun July 24, 2011
Hart felt condolences my frend. Ron and Sharon Parker

Karl Baxter Family
   Posted Sun July 24, 2011
To the Nelson Family, We know for certain that the loss of your Wife Mother and Grandmother, even during death. She will continue to participate in every act, thought and decision you make. Her love will always leave an indelible imprint in your memories. You will find comfort in knowing that your lives have been enriched by having shared her love. Sincerely, The Karl Baxter family

Chokichi and Chiyoko Haneji
   Posted Sun July 24, 2011
Our Deepest sympathy to Darrel and family. We are sorry for your loss. During your time of sorrow may God's comfort and peace be on you abundantly. This has been a big loss for us as well. Chiyoko is unable express in words about the loss of her sister,Miyoko was reason we were able to come to America and live a blessed life and we are thankful for that. We have many fond memories of living in Oregon with you. We feel blessed that that Chiyoko and Sarah were able to spend the last moments of Miyoko's life together. We loved Miyoko very much and miss her greatly. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Shalom.

Kim Sifferlen
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.Love to all.

Rockne & Avis Larvick
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
We are sorry to hear about Miyoko. We will miss her smiling face, and ask God to send his blessings on her family during this difficult time.

Connie W. Betts
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
Darrel, I'm sorry for your loss. We know Miyoko is in the best place along with Russ. Her beautiful doll is sitting beside me as I write this. God bless you in the days ahead and give you comfort. You are in my prayers.

Cliff Carlson
   Posted Mon July 25, 2011
Darrel and Dave, Very sorry for your loss. Cliff Carlson

Susan & Tom Hilliard
   Posted Tue July 26, 2011
We extend our deepest sympathy to Darrel and family over the loss of Miyoko. We remember her kindness and sweet nature. The Nelson's were our first neighbors when we moved to Carden Ave. The family made us feel most welcome in the neighborhood. The Hilliard Family Susan, Tom, Matthew, Evan

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