Reiko Hiramura Martens, 70, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in the company of her family at her home in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. She was born Jan. 1, 1936 in Kochi, Japan to Masami and Namei Hiramura.
Reiko had been a resident of Point Washington, FL for the past three years and prior to that resided in Fort Walton Beach, FL since 1967. She was Catholic by faith and a member of the St. Rita’s Catholic Church. She worked as an assistant manager of the school cafeteria of Annette P. Edwins Elementary for thirty years and was known, affectionately by thousands of children as “Miss Reiko”.
Survived by her husband of forty-eight years, Jim Martens; one son, James Martens and wife, Cheryl, of Palm Coast, FL; three daughters, Rena Anderson and husband, Vic, of Point Washington, Jan Outzen and husband, Eric and Barbara Martens-Schindler, all of Ft. Walton Beach. Reiko also leaves behind two sisters, Hideko and husband, Atumi Mukai, and Toshiko and husband, Yoshinaga, all of Kochi, Japan, and six grandchildren, Micky, Jessica, Brittany, Kati, Jennifer, and Kerriann.
A memorial mass will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Santa Rosa Beach, with Father Tom Collins ofﬁciating.
Donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 101 Hart Street, Niceville, FL, or to the Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4
[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, September 7, 2006, Page 9B]