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Hideko Isom Obituary

Hideko  Isom
Hideko Isom

January 24, 1933 - October 6, 2017
Born in Phillipines
Resided in Warrenton, Virginia


Hideko Isom, 84, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on October 6th, 2017. Hideko was born on January 24th, 1933.

Hideko Kiyan (maiden name) was born in Mindanao Islands, Philippines to Okinawan parents. After her Father passed away from malaria, the family moved back to Okinawa and Hideko, along with her Mother, brother and two sisters, survived the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. After her marriage to John Isom, who was serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Hideko immigrated to the U.S. and devoted herself to raising her family. Hideko’s hobby included sewing, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Hideko had to overcome many challenges as a first generation American. She had many gifts and used her gifts to help her family and friends. Hideko is survived by her greatest gifts, her son, CAPT. James A. Isom, USNR-Retired, and spouse Veronica Isom, of Gainesville, Virginia; Granddaughter Elizabeth Ann Louise Allen, and her spouse Richard Allen of Augusta, Georgia, both of whom are currently serving with the U.S. State Department in Casablanca, Morocco; Grandson, Dr. James A. Isom and his spouse, Dr. Sarah Isom of Gainesville, Florida; Granddaughter Kelly Jean Isom of Arlington, Virginia; and Great Granddaughter Elsie Louise Allen (daughter of Elizabeth Ann Louise Allen and her husband, Richard Allen).

Her second son, Richard J. Isom, preceded Hideko in death. Hideko Isom’s departure from this world came too soon and she will be greatly missed by her family. She was a brave and determined woman, with a loving heart and a warm smile. She successfully overcame many challenges during her lifetime and in her final days found peace with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Hideko’s memorial service will be held on October 13th, 2017 at 12:00 pm, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, Virginia. She will be buried next to her son Richard J. Isom at San Carlos Catholic Cemetery in Monterey, California.

Donations in lieu of flowers should be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, Virginia.



Memorial Service
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
271 Winchester Street
Warrenton, VA US 20186
Friday, October 13, 2017
12:00 PM


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