Chiyemi Katsuyoshi Doyle passed March 6, 2018 after one month in and out of the ICU at University of California Medical Center, passing as a consequence of treatment in preparation for a stem cell transplant. She was born in Tule Lake’s Japanese internment camp.
A graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and College of San Mateo, Chiyemi had one child, soon to be two grandchildren, a son, husband, older sister and older brother, numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. She lived much of her life in Menlo Park; later Palo Alto, California; Zurich, Switzerland; Stockholm, Sweden; and the last 28 years in Ashland, Oregon.
She was an avid skier, traveler, ikebana flower arranger, and mah-jongg fanatic playing many times a week. Accompanied by her husband, Terry, she traveled the world to more than 50 countries and was always enthusiastic to see and do more.
A 100-day celebration of her life will take place June 19, 2018, when she would have been 73. Her infectious smile and joy of living will be missed by all who knew her.
Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Bethematch.org.