OBITUARY

Hisako Inoue Tucker

July 19, 1933January 5, 2019
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Hisako Inoue Tucker, Monterey, CA Hisako Inoue Tucker, 85, devoted wife and beloved matriarch, passed away peacefully from natural causes at her Monterey home, surrounded by her family on January 5, 2019. She was born July 19, 1933 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, where she spent her childhood. As an adult, Hisako met James Tucker, Sr., an American soldier, and married him at age 21. As a military wife, she was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington; Oakland Army Terminal, California; Augsburg, Germany; and Fort Ord, California. In 1963, the family settled in Monterey. During their 51-year marriage, she and her husband enjoyed raising their children on the Monterey Peninsula, being active members of First Church of God in Pacific Grove, and unconditionally opening their home and hearts to anyone who crossed their threshold, including neighborhood kids, friends, or anyone in need of hospitality, kindness and good food! They also made time to vacation in Hawaii and enjoyed frequent weekend trips to San Francisco's Japantown and Chinatown. Hisako rarely missed a Sunday church service and enjoyed making her much-loved sushi for church events. She also took pleasure in drinking tea and socializing with friends, cooking, sewing, listening to country and Japanese music, watching Bonanza and Gunsmoke, watching the Japanese television channel, and shopping at Japanese markets for her favorite foods to share with others. Hisako is survived by her children Cheri Brown (Bill) of Chula Vista, Dennis Tucker (Luz) of Culver City, Alan Tucker (Monique) of Seaside, Cathy Tucker-Sareli (Jorge) of Salinas, Ron Hunt (Sandi) of San Jose, John Tucker (Maria) of Moorpark, and Yumi Bridges (Jim) of Salinas. She was predeceased by her husband (2007), son, James, Jr. (1986), granddaughter, Mina (2015) and great-grandson, Devin (2018). She is affectionately “Obachan” to grandchildren Rika, Tony, Marcellus, Carrera, Jalen, Jazzmin, Colzie, Wesley, Tatum, Tucker James, Kira, April, Courtney, Kirsten, Lauren, Ana, Kandice, Aimee, Noah, Zachary, Parker and Kohana; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Hisako’s strong ties to her Japanese culture, especially expressed through the delicious food she prepared, greatly influenced her family, instilling pride in their heritage. Her kindness and thoughtfulness of others was a natural, distinctive quality that left an unforgettable impression on everyone she encountered. She will be loved, respected, adored and missed forever. Viewing is 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10th at Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove. Her son, Pastor Ron Hunt, will preside at the celebration of her life on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of God, 1023 David Avenue, Pacific Grove. Interment will follow at Mission Memorial Cemetery in Seaside where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband. Donations can be made in her honor to the First Church of God. Please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com to sign Hisako’s guest book and leave messages for her family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Burial Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Hisako Inoue Tucker

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Laura Rains

January 20, 2019

Laura Rains

January 20, 2019

Laura Rains

January 20, 2019

Bill Brown

January 17, 2019

To my beloved mother-in-law who became my mom. I will always love and cherish you now and forever. I will miss your sweet smile and your contagious laughter. I was blessed to be a part of your life. You’re now dancing with the angels. Love you always.

Cheri Brown

January 16, 2019

My mom was my best friend who I could talk to and gave me great advice when I needed it. She made me laugh until tears flowed from my eyes. She knew exactly what to say and when. We had fun on our many shopping trips to the Japanese stores in San Jose and JC Penney’s. She loved to buy new clothes and purses. She loved flowers and had a green thumb. Her living room is filled with plants and beautiful orchids. I feel so blessed to have been able to take care of my mom through her last journey on this earth. I love my mom so much and miss her greatly. She will forever be in my heart and mind. Save a place for me mom.

Karen Christie

January 12, 2019

As I was looking for my uncles obituary , I came across Mrs. Tuckers. Prayers to all of you . The first time I met her I was 7-8yrs old my first time going to First Church of God , it was during Vacation Bible School , my long time friend Laura Brewer had invited me. When I entered the church , I remember her the most she welcomed me with the most sincere loving smile and a hello . And ever since that day til the age of 19 yrs old , I had always felt at home going to church . I am glad that I got to meet a wonderful blessed person.

Deja Rains

January 10, 2019

Deja Rains

January 10, 2019

Jazzmin Tucker

January 8, 2019

Jazzmin Tucker

January 8, 2019