A celebration of life for Yuki Peurifoy, 93, will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 between 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Garden Court of Welch Funeral Home where her family will receive friends for visitation. She went home to be with her Lord on September 20, 2021 after a brave fight with complications from post COVID. She faced the end of her life as she had lived her life: with dignity, strength, love and determination.
Yuki was born on July 15, 1928 in Kawagoe City, Saitama Ken, Japan. She was one of nine children born to father, Tomekichi Kawano and mother, Chiyo Misume. She moved to America in July 1955. She learned the English language and gained her American citizenship.
She dedicated her life and heart to raising her three adoring children as a wife and mother. If having twin boys and a daughter did not keep her busy enough, she also found time to work at the Astrodome in Houston, owned an Asian food and gift shop called Yuki’s Food and Gifts in Carrollton and worked in the food service industry for Longview High School.
Yuki loved tending to her garden, growing flowers, reading, watching old westerns or Japanese TV and was known as an accomplished cook and excellent seamstress. Later in life, she was a member of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild and mastered the art of quilting. Her home was the hub for many social gatherings with friends and large family functions and holidays. Yuki seemed unaware of how much humor and laughter she brought to others. She was happiest when surrounded by her family.
Left to cherish her memory are two sisters, Masako Kawano and Kimeko Komeno, both of Japan. Children, Daniel Peurifoy; David Peurifoy and wife Debbie; Laura Milstead and husband Randy. Grandchildren, Tara Aycock and husband Shonan; Lindsay Peurifoy; Derek Peurifoy and wife Tara; Drew Peurifoy and wife Chelsea; Trenton Milstead; Dawn Milstead; Julia Milstead; Jeremiah Milstead and Jackson Milstead. Great grandchildren, Brenna Aycock; Mayleigh Aycock; Adler Peurifoy; Ardyn Peurifoy; and soon to be born Preston Peurifoy. Yuki is preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Julie Peurifoy.