Emiko SwardEmiko Sward passed away at the age of 85, with her family by her side on November 29, 2016. She was born on March 5, 1931 in Nogata, Japan. Preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Gerald G. Sward. They resided in Covington, Washington together for 43 years and raised two children, son Carl Sward (Sandra) daughter Linda Schramm. Grandchildren, Adam Schramm, Payton Sward, Marcell Sward, Caitlin Mitchell and great- grandson Owen Heide (Payton).Emiko and Jerry were married on March 4, 1955 in Fukuoka, Japan and came to Seattle to build their home and family. Emiko was a seamstress for Farwest Garments for 15 years, and retired from Nordstrom after 19 years of service. Emiko spent her remaining years residing at an independent residence in Renton WA surrounded by friends and family.Emiko's family would like to thank the staff at Merrill Gardens in Renton and Providence Hospice of Seattle for the care they gave their Mother.A family service will be held at the Tahoma National Memorial Cemetery in Kent, WA. At the family's request in lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation in Emiko's name to the or . With heartfelt thanks from her entire family.