Yoshie Sato Fullington

Yoshie (Mariko) Sato Fullington, 88, died Sunday, April 3, at her home in Maryville following a brief illness. Mariko was a native of Tokyo, Japan. She married her husband, Joseph Fullington, a native of Morristown, TN, after World War II when he was stationed at Tachikawa Air Force Base in Japan. After he retired from the Foreign Service in 1969, Joe, Mariko, and their daughter, Linda, moved to Morristown. Following Mr. Fullington's death, she moved to Maryville, where she enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandsons.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bill Cabage of Maryville; grandsons, Ian and Sean Cabage, sister- and brother-in-law, Betty and Fred Estes; sisters-in-law, Jewel Smith and Mary Harris; and many nieces and nephews. Survivors also include two brothers, four sisters, and several nieces and nephews in Japan. A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, April 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Allen's Funeral Home in Morristown, TN. Local arrangements provided by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, (865) 982-6041, www.millerfuneralhome.org.