Mariko “Mari” Smoot's obituary , Passed away on May 12, 2024 in Salinas, California

Mariko “Mari” Smoot

June 2, 1929 - May 12, 2024 (94 years old)

Salinas, California

Mariko “Mari” Smoot's obituary , Passed away on May 12, 2024 in Salinas, California

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Mariko Smoot Obituary

With profound sadness, we say goodbye to Mariko Smoot of Salinas, California, whose vibrant spirit touched the lives of many. Mariko left this world on May 12, 2024 at the age of 94, leaving a void in the lives of so many people. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Mariko Smoot to show support.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Kenichi Tomota and Midori Tomota. She is survived by : her brothers, George and Dale; her children, Kurt, Tina Vanderpluym (Donald), Penny Jasso (Hector), Gary Smoot (Laura) and Tony Smoot (Kurt Smoot); her grandchildren, Hector Jr., Thomas, Brittney, Derrick of Karyn, RC, Jake and Carter; and her great grandchildren, Trey, Joseph, Jonathan of Zion, AJ, Alex, Audrey, Joey, Eli and Kiya.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 3rd 2024 at 11:00 AM at the Struve and Laporte Chapel (41 W San Luis St, Salinas, CA 93901). The life she knew would come to an end on February 19, 1942 when Executive Order 9066 was signed by then President Roosevelt after the bombing of Pearl Harbor that all American citizens of Japanese descent would be interned at various camps thru-out the United States.

Funeral arrangement under the care of
Struve and Laporte Funeral Home



Mon

June 03

Memorial service

11:00 AM

Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W San Luis St, Salinas, CA 93901

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