Chieko N. Okazaki: 'She knew the Savior'
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SALT LAKE CITY
Chieko N. Okazaki, former counselor in the Relief Society general presidency who died Aug. 1, was eulogized as one who both taught and lived her faith.
"She knew the Savior — I sensed that even as a child in her schoolroom," said Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy, who was a student in Sister Okazaki's second grade class. "I will never forget the image of her in front of our class with a flower in her dark hair. For me as a 7-year-old boy, she was a powerful presence, far beyond her size or dimension. It was the power of goodness. She taught it and she lived it."
"The women of the world were her friends," said Elaine Jack, former Relief Society general president, with whom Sister Okazaki served from 1990-1997. "She will live on because of the profound effect she has had on people throughout the world through her words, her example and her service."
Sister Okazaki died of congestive heart failure. She was 84.