Mary Fujimoto

June 7, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2019

FUJIMOTO, MARY, 98, was born in Hood River, Oregon to Tomoichi and Masae Hirasawa. She was the oldest of three daughters. She graduated from Odell High School.

She married Harvey Fujimoto in 1941, and their marriage lasted until his death in 1997. They settled in Sacramento after they left Tule Lake Internment Camp during WWII.

Mary was a successful, talented, and skilled seamstress for over 70 years. Her work ranged from alterations to wedding gowns, and everything in between. Her creations included sequined sport coats, double pleated cheerleader outfits, ballet costumes, and formal gowns worn to Presidential Inaugural Balls.

She was an active member of Pioneer Methodist Church which later became Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church. She was a strong supporter of her daughter’s and son’s activities. She was most fulfilled when she helped and worked behind the scenes. She worked hard to attain a full and happy life for her family, friends, neighbors, and customers for her full 98 years.

Mary will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, creativity, and love. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey, and her grandson Daniel Fujimoto. Survivors include her daughter Patty (Wes Honbo), her son Bob (Erin Riley), grandchildren Mark, Brian, and Julie Honbo, Jeff Fujimoto, and great grandchild Ethan Honbo.

A memorial service will be held on January 25th, at 2:00 pm at Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers or koden, the family suggests contributions to Sacramento SPCA (6201 Florin Perkins Rd, Sacramento, CA 95828) or your favorite charity.

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