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In Memory of

Marci Shimizu

December 5, 1967 - January 4, 2018

Obituary


Marci Shimizu was born on December 5, 1967 to Francis Masateru Fukuhara and Patricia Toshiko Tamiyasu.



As the youngest of 4 children, Marci Fukuhara grew up as the “little sister” to all friends of her siblings, as she went everywhere with her older sisters and brother. In addition, Marci was a very social person and developed huge networks of friends her own age.



Marci attended St. Teresa School from 1st – 8th grade, then graduated from Franklin High School.



She established an initial career as a hair stylist, then later went to...

Marci Shimizu was born on December 5, 1967 to Francis Masateru Fukuhara and Patricia Toshiko Tamiyasu.



As the youngest of 4 children, Marci Fukuhara grew up as the “little sister” to all friends of her siblings, as she went everywhere with her older sisters and brother. In addition, Marci was a very social person and developed huge networks of friends her own age.



Marci attended St. Teresa School from 1st – 8th grade, then graduated from Franklin High School.



She established an initial career as a hair stylist, then later went to school at Seattle University and became a paralegal. Her paralegal career included working with startup Zymogenetics and most recently, as Paralegal Manager at Intellectual Ventures.



In July 1996, Marci married Eric Shimizu in a storybook wedding uniting two large families. Eric was a smart young engineer who perfectly complemented Marci. The couple had three children, Ryan, Sydney and Ty.



Marci lead a busy life balancing her career and being a mother, with a talent for organizing family activities, social activities and supporting the many sports teams of her children. So many people counted on her and she will be missed by all.



On December 5, 2017, Marci celebrated her 50th birthday with her close friends and family. It was a happy occasion that celebrated the many facets of her life.



Marci passed away on January 4, 2018. She is survived by her husband Eric, and children Ryan, Sydney and Ty, as well as her mother Patricia Toshiko Fukuhara, sisters Cathy (Mark) Takisaki and Teresa (Victor Jay) Mori, and her brother David (Sandra) Fukuhara. Her father Francis Masateru Fukuhara passed away in October 2016.



All of Marci’s friends and family are invited to her memorial service on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the St. George Parish at 5117 13th Avenue South in Seattle at 11:00 a.m. There will be a reception immediately after the service.



In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to an educational fund established in the memory of Marci Shimizu. Details to be provided at the service.