Betty Hiroko Yoshioka
Betty was born Shinto in Tacoma, Washington
on September 15, 1922 to Sachi and Mitsuo Fukuhara. She grew up in the
Baptist religion. Soon after High School graduation, World War II began,
she was incarcerated in Tule Lake and Minidoka. While in Tule Lake, she
met her lifelong love, Masuo Yoshioka and in 1946, after release from
Tule Lake, married Masuo in Chicago and became Buddhist under Rev. Kubose.
They raised their family in Hyde Park/Kenwood.