Jane Kikuchi Sugihara
September 19, 1922 ~ June 8, 2022
Jane Kikuchi Sugihara passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 after a brief illness. She was born on September 19, 1922 in Syracuse, Utah to Seiroku Kikuchi and Hiro Kasa. She spent her early years in Salem, Oregon where her father farmed. Her mother died when Jane was just 7 years old and her father died when she was 14, leaving Jane and her two younger sisters to be taken in by relatives in Utah.
Jane graduated from Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah and moved to Gaston, Oregon. When WWII broke out, she was sent to an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, via the Portland Assembly Center. Jane spent over a year in Minidoka, then moved to Nyssa, Oregon and later to Ogden, Utah where she met Harry Hiroshi Sugihara. They were married on October 14, 1946 and settled in Ogden/Roy, Utah, where they raised their family.
Jane is survived by her five children, Martyn (Gwynn), Olympia, WA; Claire (Dwight) McConnell, Mesquite, NV; Deinie (Doug) Morishita, West Valley City, UT; Tracey, Sandy, UT; and Brady, Sandy, UT; a sister, Faye Aoyama, 7 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,.Harry; brother, Tom Kikuchi; sister, March Mukai; and great-grandson, Nathan Yamasaki.
Graveside services will be held on June 25, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road. (MASKS REQUIRED).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to the Salt Lake Japanese Christian Church, the Ogden Christian Church, or a charity of your choice.