Setsuko (Sue)'s Story
Longtime Edmond, Okla. resident, Setsuko "Sue" Asunta Morishige, formerly of North Washington Avenue, died peacefully at her home in Connecticut with family at her side.
She was the wife of retired University of Central Oklahoma physics professor Teruo "Ted" Morishige, mother of Mika, Nina, and Sachi, and grandmother to Amelia, Jake, Samantha, and Kyle.
Setsuko was born in Tokyo as the eldest of five children. Through the hardships of World War II and the early loss of both of her parents, she concentrated on helping to raise her siblings and stayed focused on her education, earning a M.A. in English Literature from Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1956 to continue her studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. There she met her husband of 58 years, who was a physics student at the time. Eventu-ally they settled in Edmond, Okla., where she lived for much of the rest of her life. Prior to her retirement, Setsuko taught languages for many years at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. She always retained a keen interest in Japanese culture. She was a qualified teacher from the Sogetsu School of flower arrangement and taught Ikebana classes in her spare time. She also enjoyed tutoring students interested in individualized Japanese language lessons.
Known to all that met her as a kind and giving person, she will be sorely missed. Notes of sympathy may be sent to Ted Morishige, 16 Highfield Road, Norfolk, CT 06058.
Published on July 25, 2017