Matsuko Roam, age 95 of Copperas Cove, passed away on the morning of April 28, 2023. Funeral services will be at 12:00 pm, Monday, May 8, 2023, at Viss Family Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm, Monday, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, TX.
Matsuko lived a full life as a wife, mother, grandmother/Oba, daughter, sister, and friend. She was born in 1928 in Okinoerabu, Japan- to Meiku Sakae and Nao (Hirase) Sakae. Matsuko met her husband of 59 years, Herbert Roam (Handsome Herb), at the movies in Okinawa and fell in love. Matsuko and Herbert married in 1959. Herbert ruled the roost, but she ruled the rooster. Herbert loved to travel but Matsuko set the path. Matsuko supported Herbert during his Army career while maintaining the home front raising their daughters.
Proceeded in death by her husband, Herbert Roam.
Survived by her daughters; Rumiko (David) Cahill, Julie (David) Embry, Sandra Roam, and Carol (James) Paul. Grandkids: Becky, Laura, Jennifer, Sheri, Brittney, Taylor, Hannah, Sara, Joshua, and Justin.
Matsuko was the core of her family, and everyone gathered around her. Matsuko’s hobbies included crocheting and gardening. Her expression of love was to cook. Every year started with sukiyaki for a prosperous new year. Matsuko loved to say, ‘rice and ocha tea were never good without someone to share with’. She hated socks but she always had an abundance of blankets to share. Matsuko shared her legacy by teaching her four daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren about Japanese culture and Japanese children’s songs. She and Herbert had many lifelong friends that they both treasured and kept in their hearts and minds. Their lives were a testament to their love for each other and for family and friends.
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