Miyoko (Mimi) Shiratori Cox passed away on April 23, 2020 at the Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, Taylorsville, UT at age 86. She was the eighth child of twelve born to Tsunesaku and Tomi Shiratori in Rexburg, Idaho on March 21, 1934. Mimi graduated from Idaho Falls High School and earned her practitioner nursing license at Sacred Heart in Rexburg, Idaho. She found joy in serving at many care centers & hospitals in Idaho & Utah, helping those that needed care. We would like to thank Dr. David Powell & Daniel J. McAtee and health workers at Stephen D. Ratcliff Medical Clinic for their gentle care to Mimi. We would also like to thank the healthcare workers at Avalon Heath Care. Thank you for the Salt Lake 19th & Deerfield ward members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Japanese Church of Christ, the Nisei group of Salt Lake, and many family & friends.

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She is survived by daughters, Tami (Harry) Barrett, of Norfolk VA and Teri Akiyama, of West Valley City, Utah; granddaughter, Teresa (W. Eric) Tinder; grandson, Alan (Christina) Barrett; five great-grandsons, William Eric, Preston & Mason Tinder and Peyton & Noah Barrett, Norfolk, VA.; brother, Seiji (Linda) Shiratori, Nat King Cole song"Smile". Idaho Falls, ID; sisters Aiko Shikashio, Coeur d’Alene, ID & Chitose Chun, Camarrilo, CA. She also had many nephews, nieces, and other family members around the world.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Teiko; her one brother, Tatsuji Shiratori; her seven sisters, Kiyoko (Takeshi) Minigawa, Teruko Helen (Kenji) Shiozawa, Michiko(Shigeru) Nii, Misao (Takeo) Haga, Yuriko (Yoshito Vince) Tamura, Harue (William) Kaufman, Lynda Nori Shiratori; brother in laws, James Shikashio & Harvey Chun.

She will be interred in Fielding Memorial Park, Idaho Falls, ID at a later date. If you get a chance, listen to Amazing Grace or Ue o Muite Arukou (Sukiyaki), in remembrance of Mimi. Thank you McDougal Funeral Home.


  • Survived By
  • Tami (Harry) Barrett, Daughter
  • Teri J Akiyama, Daughter
  • Teresa (W.Eric) Tinder, Granddaughter
  • Alan (Christina) Barrett, Grandson
  • William Eric Tinder, Great Grandson
  • Preston Samuel Tinder, Great Grandson
  • Mason Scott Tinder, Great Grandson
  • Peyton Alan Barrett, Great Grandson
  • Noah Lee Barrett, Great Grandson
  • Seiji (Linda) Shiratori, Brother
  • Aiko Shikashio, Sister
  • Chitose Chun, Sister
  • Elaine Shiratori, Sister-in-Law
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Tsunesaku Shiratori, Father
  • Tomi Shiratori, Mother
  • Teiko Akiyama, Daughter
  • Tatsuki Shiratori, Brother
  • Kiyoko (Takeshi) Minagawa, Sister
  • Teruko Helen (Kenji) Shiozawa, Sister
  • Michiko (Shigeru) Nii, Sister
  • Misao (Takeo) Haga, Sister
  • Yuriko (Yoshito Vince) Tamura, Sister
  • Harue (William) Kaufman, Sister
  • Lynda Nori Shiratori, Sister
  • James Shikashio, Brother-in-Law
  • Harvey Chun, Brother-in-Law

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Apr 27, 2020

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Rexburg, Idaho, United States


Taylorsville, Utah, United States

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A wonderful family.

Chase McAllister , Blackfoot, ID, US Mar 15, 2023

A wonderful family.

Chase McAllister , Blackfoot, ID, US Mar 15, 2023

A wonderful family.

Chase McAllister , Blackfoot, ID, US Mar 15, 2023

Nothing do special as the bond between a grandparent and grandchild. Teresa, my sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family at the loss of your Dear One. May precious memories heal all the pain in your hearts.❤️🙏❤️

Terry Zawacki , Virginia Beach, VA, US Apr 29, 2020

My deepest Condolences for Teresa & the entire family. Mimi sounded like a wonderful lady and I know she will stay alive in everyone’s memories. Fly high sweet Mimi . Rest in eternal peace🙏❤️ Miss Kelly

Kelly Fucci , Virginia Beach, VA, US Apr 28, 2020


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    I’m relieved you’re not suffering and are happy with the ones you’ve missed for so long. Til we meet again. I love you. Thank you for all the ways you’ve supported me Grandma. 💕 I will miss u

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  • Dec 17, 2019

    Flowers delivered