Yukiko Puhger

January 2, 1937May 9, 2019

Yukiko Puhger, 82, loved mother and friend to many, passed away peacefully on May 9th after a battle with cancer. Her husband of 44 years, John Puhger, pre-deceased her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Eric and Mary Haywood, and her grandson Tyler of Raleigh, NC, as well as her brother and sister-in-law James and Lonnie Puhger of Jasper, GA, and brother-in-law Robert Puhger of Austin, TX Yuki, as she was known to family and friends, had a long career as a tour guide and Japanese language interpreter. In this role she showed Japanese tourists the amazing things that our region has to offer. She was also a leader in the local SGI-USA lay buddhist organization in North Texas, encouraging countless people through positive words and action A memorial service in her honor will be held at the SGI-USA Fort Worth Community Center at 5pm on Friday, May 17th.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2019


Yukiko Puhger

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Lisa Winfield

May 17, 2019

I don’t know Yukiko personally, but when I received her obituary from Vickey Williams, who is an SGI member from Southern West Region, north Louisiana Chapter, I wanted to send sincere condolences and Buddhist prayers to her family. I will offer Nam myoho renge kyo for her eternal enlightenment.
Lisa Markarian Winfield

Barbara Mabli

May 16, 2019

So many good memories of Yuki. Her genuine goodness and kindness will always be remembered.

Ladonna Harp

May 16, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady and I will miss her greatly.

David Shinohara

May 15, 2019

Since I arrived in USA as a foreign student, Yuki San and John have been taking care of me in many, many ways. When I was hungry, she always invited me for her family dinner. When I felt lonely, she invited me to the Thanksgiving Party or Porker Game etc. Also, when I needed an immigration status renewal, John and Yuki San kindly support my immigration document as sponsor. There are so many memories about her. In all, she was really, my American mother who raised and taught me how to live /survive / lead the life in USA.
I can not describe in short sentence how much she helped me. But, without behind her supports and encouragement, I could not finish my college and lead the life, here in America.
I really wish her daughter carry her kind heart with the never give up spirit. And, I will cherish her memory in my life for ever. Yuki San. Thank you so much! !!