The gentle spirit of Michiko "Mary" Morita, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed from this earth on July 16, 1998.

She was born on March 4, 1914 in Kumamoto, Japan, to Saburo Ogata and Tsumo Kazoye. She attended school in Los Angeles, California. On October 10, 1936 she married her high school sweetheart, "Mino" Minori Morita. They moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1941 and have resided here ever since. She was a professional seamstress for 60 years.Her greatest joys were her family, sewing, hiking and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 61 years, Minori Morita; three children and their spouses: Marvin and Estelle Morita, Tucson, AZ; Alvin and Kathy Morita, Sandy, UT; and Larry and Joyce (Morita) Moulton, Sandy, UT; five grandchildren: Dane Morita (Bonnie Leshuk); Todd Morita; Bonnier Moulton (Jennifer Skeem); Christina Morita; and Valerie Morita.

Funeral service will be conducted by Memorial Estates Mortuary located at 3115 East 7800 South, Salt Lake City, UT on Monday, July 20, 1998 at 2 p.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

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