Chieko’s service in the General Relief Society presidency occurred during a particularly formative time in my life, spanning my graduation from high school, through my college years, marriage, my entrance into the workforce as a public school teacher, and the birth of my first child. Whenever I heard Chieko speak or read her books I felt loved, heard, understood, and lifted up.
Sister Chieko Okazaki, a beloved LDS leader, teacher, writer, and speaker, passed away on Monday, August 1st. She served as First Counselor to Relief Society President Elaine L. Jack from 1990 to 1997, but her influence was lifelong and wide-ranging.
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