HELPER-Mariko Aoyagi, age 92, passed away July 4, 2012 at her home in Helper. She was born Nov. 10, 1919 in San Francisco, Calif. to Yasuko (Nakayama) and Yujiro Ikebuchi. Relocated from San Francisco to Topaz Internment Camp in Delta, Utah at the outbreak of WWII and never left Utah. .
Graveside memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home were friends may share memories of Mariko at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.