Midori Moritani Downie

Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 03:51 PM.

Midori Moritani Downie, 77, of Havelock, died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

She was born in Wakayama City, Japan, on Feb. 10, 1936. She enjoyed traveling, physical fitness, and volunteering, and had a compassion for animals.

Private memorial service will be Monday.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Ellis of Alpharetta, Ga.; three sons, David Downie of Durham, Dean Downie of Odenville, Ala., and Dwight Downie of LaGrange; two brothers, Tadashi Moitani and Shigeru Moritani; one sister, Kazuko Horinouchi; her companion, Ted Kirk; and numerous grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Pollock-Best Funeral Home, New Bern.

The family requests no flowers. 



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