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Obituary: Kuni Harada Jackson

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Kuni Harada Jackson

1944 ~ 2008

Kuni passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, June 19th, 2008, after a long but courageous struggle with illness.She was born, Nov. 4th, 1944, in Hiroshima, Japan, the daughter of Heiichi and Masa Harada.

She grew up in Japan loving the beaches, oceans and mountain climbing. She won prizes in intellectual competitions. Kuni had teaching certificates in Japanese tea ceremony and flower arranging. She has had Haiku poetry published in a Japanese language newspaper in the United States. As a young woman, she loved working as a tour guide, sharing the beauty of her native Japan with others.

In 1971, she met and married Brian Charles Jackson, who was serving in the armed forces there in Japan. They moved back to the Salt Lake area, where their son, Travis was born. Kuni had a deep love for her family, friends and neighbors, the Temple and the gospel of Jesus Christ. She served everyone-children, the sick, the lonely, the needy and the aged. She knew and lived the meaning of "Love One Another." In turn, her family would like to thank the many friends, neighbors, doctors and nurses who assisted her during her illness.

Kuni is survived by the family that she treasured- her husband, Brian and son, Travis.

She was preceded in death by parents, her sister, Nichiko and brother, Rikuich, all of Japan.

Funeral services will be held Mon., June 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Mortuary Chapel, 3115 E. 7800 S. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 12 noon until 1:45 p.m., at which time a video prepared by Kuni will be available for viewing, prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery.