Mitsuko “Dot” Parker, this lady lived an unbelievable life!
Born in Ipoh, Malaysia her journey started when she was born in 1932. Surviving the early a part of WWII in Southeast Asia and escaping by means of the jungles to Singapore to lastly attain Japan. Being a translator for the US instantly after the conflict she met the love of her life, Cecil Parker, and marrying on June 16, 1956. The 2 of them started sharing their journey collectively. When she grew to become a US citizen in November of 1966, her purpose was to see all 50 states of her new nation. Over her 90 years, the journey took her to 14 nations, and he or she succeeded to see all 50 states.
Touring with Cecil from Navy base to Navy base all around the world she made it her mission to study concerning the nation she was in and to discover, even when it was on her personal. Taking buses to distant cities, going to flea markets to barter, and studying about native meals and customs. Not like her siblings, she had a zest for journey and studying new issues.
Sadly, her adventures ended on December 31, 2022. She leaves behind an affect of affection and curiosity to all of us, who’re higher off due to her. Though she is not with us, we all know she is trying down on us saying “life is simply too brief to not be pleased” and “take life in huge bites”.
Along with her dad and mom, Tokuichi Yoshida and Shizuko Obata Yoshida, she was predeceased by her husband, Cecil Parker, daughter Vicki Tardo and by her different siblings. Surviving are her sons, Max Parker and his spouse Laura of Florence, SC; Troy Parker and his spouse Donna of Lake Havasu Metropolis, AZ; Glen Parker and his spouse Rebecca of Macon, GA; son-in-law Tim Tardo and his spouse Virginia of Mandeville, LA; 11 grandchildren, Victor Vanacore III, Celeste Parker, Anthony Parker, Jared Parker, Jessica Tardo, Chelsea Parker-Kruppi, Michael Parker, Jonny Parker, Sara Pridgen, Kaitlyn Parker, and Jeffery Parker.
A memorial and internment of her ashes shall be held 10am March 31, 2023, at Forest Meadows cemetery in Gainesville, FL (4100 NW thirty ninth Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606).
A gathering for a celebration of life shall be instantly following at Dot’s favourite Japanese restaurant, Ichiban Sushi (4928 NW thirty ninth Ave, Gainesville, FL 33928).
In lieu of flowers my mom requested that any donations be made to Introduction Christian Village’s Well being Companies Residence Care (choose Different in Designation possibility and sort Residence Care), https://www.acvillage.web/support-acv-ministry/
Introduction Christian Village
P.O. Field 4305
Dowling Park, FL 32064
(Reference Well being Service Residence Care within the memo)
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