OBITUARY

Toshiko W. E. Wehking

December 9, 1927March 5, 2021
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Toshiko W.E. Wehking, age 93, passed away March, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on December 9, 1927 in Dairen, Manchuria, to Michinari and Yaeko Nee Azuma Watanabe. She is survived by her children, Ruth Watanabe, and William A. Evans; grandsons, William Brian Evans and Christopher Alan Evans; great grandchildren, William Conrad Evans and Amelia Cera Evans; brother, Michihide Watanabe.

Visitation will be at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, Texas 78238 on Saturday, March 13, 2021 beginning at 4:00 P.M. with a Memorial Service at 6:00 P.M. Interment will follow at 2:45 P.M. Friday, April 9, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruth Watanabe, Daughter
  • William A. Evans, Son
  • William Brian Evans, Grandson
  • Christopher Alan Evans, Grandson
  • William Conrad Evans, Great-grandson
  • Amelia Cere Evans, Great-granddaughter
  • Michihide Watanabe, Brother

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

  • Committal Service with Ashes

    Friday, April 9, 2021

Memories

Toshiko W. E. Wehking

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Keiko Fukushima

March 13, 2021

Dear Toshiko,
Aunt Toshiko was a special person to me.
I did'nt have many chances to meet you, but you understood my character.
I saw the Evans family go to America in August, 1956. I saw
the ship move away at Yokohama Port.
My daughter Kazumi and I visited San Antonio twice. It's treasures to spend time with you.
We wanted to meet you again.
Your niece Keiko

Kazumi Fukushima

March 11, 2021

Dear grandma,

I'd like to meet you just one more time.
I miss you.
You will always be with us.

I love you forever to Toshiko♡

Kazumi

Ruth Watanabe

March 10, 2021

Toshiko, my mother, had an amazing life. She was a descendant of Samurai. Toshiko was born in Dairen, Manchuria and was a refugee to Tokyo in her late teens after the War, taking only what her & her sister Nobuko could carry. She started dancing around the house as a small girl and her love for dancing grew in her later years. Taking about 15 years of Ballroom dancing, obtaining “GOLD” level dancing status, and winning many 1st place ribbons and trophies in her age group.
She LOVED her children.
LOVED animals.
LOVED dancing.
She LOVED life.

Stephanie Lerma

March 10, 2021

Ruthie, AKA Peanuts in our home, I remember meeting your mom for the first time. I couldn't believe there was anyone smaller than you, but there she was! She had the sweetest smile and eyes that twinkled when she talked about her family. Joshua's memorable interview with her truly opened all of our eyes to the challenges she faced in her childhood. She was a true testament to perseverance and resiliency and her story inspired us all. Thank you for sharing your mom with us. She was small in stature, but large in love and life. We give her great thanks for giving us one of our most cherished gifts in life; you. May God give you strength and comfort now and always. All our love, Jerry, Stephanie, Geremy, and Joshua

Karen Burnett

March 10, 2021

Oh Toshiko! You brought such joy to both of my parents when they were together and after Mom’s death.
First what a good friend you were for my mother, Dorothy, through the church and in making music together with piano,voice and organ. Mom told me of the fun you had preparing church music- and just playing together for joy, and talking, talking and laughing.
Then Dorothy died and Toshiko, you brought your smiles and laughter into Daddy’s house and into his heart!
I won’t forget Daddy shyly confessing “O Toshiko- she’s my girlfriend.” And the joy in my family when he said you would marry him.
You were always so athletic, dancing, and learning to golf pretty well! And laughing!
You and I would speak on the phone in later year, until the talks began shortening as your memory began to fail. You taught me a lot about how to meet problems and after Daddy died you entertained me and cheered me with stories of prewar Manchuria and wartime Japan, when I should have been cheering you. But we shared the grief.
O Toshiko I wish your final years to be erased. May you dance with the angels.

Your step daughter, Karen Lenore Wehking Burnett

Carmen Rogers

March 9, 2021

Toshiko was a kind woman that I had the pleasure of working with for many years, she will be Dearly missed.My condolences to all of the Family
Prayers Be With You All
Carmen Rogers

Patricia Ruble

March 8, 2021

Miss Ruth
Stephen and I are so very very sorry for the loss of your dear sweet mom.
We pray that God will give peace and comfort to your family at this time.
My heart aches for you and after all these many years of being friends you know that I love you and we will be friends forever.
God is so awesome that he gave us memories so that we can carry our loved ones in our hearts forever.

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