Sumi Okamoto

Nisei female. Born January 7, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Spokane, Washington, where father worked for the Alaska Junk Company. Attended Irving Grade School and Lewis & Clark High School. Wedding took place on December 7, 1941, the day of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Husband passed away in 1946, and Ms. Okamoto worked as a secretary for the State of Washington while raising three children. Continues to be active with the Highland Park Methodist Church where she has been the organist since 1934.

Interviews

Sumi Okamoto Interview — ddr-densho-1000-192
April 26, 2006. Spokane, Washington.
01:22:08 — 19 segments.
Sumi Okamoto
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