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Yoshiko Hooper

December 23, 1932 May 4, 2019
Yoshiko Hooper
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Yoshiko Endo Hooper left this world on May 4th, 2019 after battling Alzheimer’s disease. “Yoshi” as she was known to many, was a bundle of childhood enthusiasm combined with a zeal for life. Yoshi was a positive influence on many of the lives that she touched.
Yoshi was born in Kobe, Japan (you know, where all the world’s greatest beef comes from). Her father Kenji Endo raised Yoshi on his own and taught her to sew, which she learned very quickly and eventually became a very talented seamstress. She also loved to crochet and knit. She had a creative eye and would look at clothes in the store and say, “I can make it cheaper”.
Yoshi worked in the Putnam City School cafeteria. She loved joking around and interacting with students. Everyone loved the “cafeteria lady.” Yoshi also worked at the Samurai Sake House.
In 1958, Yoshi met the love of her life Charlie while his ship, the USS Midway was stationed in Japan. They celebrated their 58th and last anniversary. Yoshi is survived by her loving husband Charles, her three devoted children, Barbara James from Las Vegas, NV, Bill and Denise Hooper from Houston, TX, and Andy and Michele Hooper from Bethany, OK. She adored her grandchildren: Chase Steffen, Kristi Steffen and Kasey Boes.
To say these are the only lives she touched would be a great disservice. Yoshi had a dynamic personality. She was a mother to many children whose names weren't "Hooper" – Holmes, Brannock, Young, and James were just a few of the names where she would often say "You too skinny” and feed them. This could explain why none of her kids could possibly be confused with being malnourished.
Yoshi loved Elvis, knitting, and the color purple. In fact, most of her wardrobe consisted of various shades of purple. Her first car, a 1967 Ford Mustang, yes, you guessed it. It was purple.
There are many families that deeply touched her life. The Hooper family would like to acknowledge and thank the Holmes and the Howerton family for being a substantial influence on our lives.


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325 S. Mustang Road
Mustang, OK 73064

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