Marian (Ohno) Kikuchi

Brick #2875   Wall Location  Column: 96   Row: 11

Marian was born on October 13, 1920 in O'brien, Washington to Yosaji and Saki(Hazemoto) Ohno. She is the second of eleven siblings (Takiko, Fred, Amy, Joe, Tom, Miyako, Nobu, Sakiye, Sally, and Henry). She spent her childhood growing up in Seattle, attending Central School and Broadway High School. After graduating from Broadway High School she worked at the Seattle Glove Factory.

After the war broke out, she and her family were sent to the Puyallup Assembly Center in April of 1942 prior to being moved to the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho. While in camp, Marian was a teacher's aide to grade school children.

In camp she met her future husband Isamu. They were married in Twin Falls, Idaho on December 15, 1943.

After the war ended, Marian and Isamu moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota with Marian's side of the family. However, Isamu found the winter too cold, and so Isamu, Marian, and their new-born returned to Seattle. After raising three sons (Jim, George, Frank) and a daughter (Joyce), Marian returned to work at Farwest Garments. She worked at Farwest Garments for over 20 years before retiring.

Isamu and Marian were happily married for over 54 years before he passed away while mall walking - something they enjoyed doing every day.

She still enjoys mall walking during the week with her youngest son.

Assembly Centers
  • Puyallup
  • Minidoka
Brick Donors
  • Joyce Kikuchi
  • George Kikuchi
  • Frank Kikuchi
  • James Kikuchi