In the quiet early morning of June 1, 2022, Sumi Arakaki, a loving wife, mother, Grandma, and Auntie, was reunited with her husband, Seiko and son, Dennis. Sumi was born in 1923 to Otoichi and Kinuye Oki. She married Seiko Arakaki in 1947. They had four children.
Mom enjoyed activities with family and friends. From preparing Sunday dinners, crocheting afghan throws, baking for church fellowship and neighborhood gifts, making Mother’s Day corsages for the church service, to cooking and baking for family and friends for Shogatsu, a Japanese New Year’s Day tradition. All were welcome to share in her circle of love.
Mom worked a full-time job yet served as a Sunday School teacher and the secretary to the Shriners Children’s Volunteer Services Corp for many years. Besides her crafts, she enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and gambling during her annual trips to Wendover. She enjoyed everything she did and was rarely without a smile.
Mom was preceded in death by her brothers Akira and Peter, and sister Shizuye. She is survived by her children Pat (Ron) Price, Michael Arakaki, Janet (David) Moulton, granddaughters Madison and Breyanna, and many nieces and nephews who considered her their second “Mom”.
The family would like to thank Symbii Home Health and Hospice and Beehive Senior Care for all their loving attention to Mom. We are especially grateful to Tia Coleman-Walton, Tammy Petty,Mackenzie Jackson, and Teresa Snow for their unwavering love and care.
Services will be held at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Japanese Church of Christ.
Please know our deepest love and condolences are with you, Ron and your family at this very difficult time in the passing of your dearest mother.
She has spent many years without her dear husband. What a sweet reunion they must have had.
I am sorry I will be unable to pay my respects to your beloved mother.
I have known you to always be a very loving, caring, compassionate daughter to your mother. She raised an incredible daughter in you, Pat. I’m sure your siblings are the same kind, caring people.
May peace be with you, Ki and Ethel
Hi Janet and Family!
Please accept my warmest condolences. I am sending thoughts and peace and courage your way. Sending you strength to go through this difficult time. Sorry to hear that you have lost someone who had special importance in your life. Please accept my solemn condolence. May her soul rest in peace and may her guiding light shine upon you and your family!
My heart is with you all.