Toshimi Ivey

toshimi ivey

June 10, 1938 ~ May 7, 2022

Born in: Caroline Islands, Palau
Resided in: Arlington , Texas

Toshimi Ivey, 83, passed away on May 7, 2022, in Arlington, TX surrounded by her loving family.

Toshimi was born on June 10, 1938, in Caroline Islands, Palau, to Shige Nakamura and Keimatsu Omine.

Toshimi married Floyd Harris Ivey III in 1973, they first met in the earlier 1960’s. They were looking forward to being able to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2023.

Beautiful is the best word that encompasses everything Toshimi was. Not only was she beautiful inside and out, but she also surrounded herself with beauty. She was known for her green thumb, and beautiful flowers. Toshimi was very artistic and crafty, and passed her artistic ability on to her daughter and grandchildren. She also loved her friends and treated them as family.

Toshimi is survived by her husband, Floyd Harris Ivey III; daughter Susan (Jon) Palmer; grandchildren Anna (Dan) Fitcher (and their four children Kayla, Kamryn, Blake, and Brynlee), Airi (Sam) Theth (and their four children Chantel, Jayden, Kai, and Noah), Erica Mathews (and her five children Aiden, Liam, Jakobe, Harlo, and Nienna), Jonathan (Emily) Palmer (their daughter Emma and their 2nd on the way), Joshua Palmer (and Anna Gallant), Emily Palmer (and Jose Lopez); and her siblings Terumasa, Yumiko, Kageyasu, Chikago, and Mikio.

Toshimi is preceded in death by her mother Shige Nakamura; father Keimatsu Omine; stepmother Tomi Omine; and siblings Kazumi and Sachio.

The visitation service for Toshimi Ivey will be held on May 31st at 10:30 a.m. at Wade Funeral Home, located at 4140 Pioneer Parkway in Arlington, TX. Burial services will be held the same day at 2:00 p.m. at DFW National Cemetery at 200 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas, TX.


Now we are together…gone is loneliness… nights are filled with music… because you said yes…dreams
have made the journey…to reality… arms entwine like roses… now there’s you and me… wonderful the magic…
of a burning kiss… and I’m truly grateful… to be part of this… what was once important… seems nothing at all…
my heart hears you sighing… it answers your call… you are warm and tender… like the hush of spring…
you’re the queen who makes me… feel just like a king… time with you is precious… sweet the love I feel…
I am prone to wonder… can it all be real… happiness is blooming… faded is the past… hold me and enfold me…
we’re alone at last.


Public Viewing: May 31, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Room: Stateroom

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Graveside Service: May 31, 2022 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. Toshimi was a wonderful lady, a beautiful wife, mother and grandmother and a valued member of our family. Prayers now and ongoing for her husband and all family members. We know she will be greatly missed. What a wonderful loving and giving life she lived!!! Love to Floyd Harris and all family members!❤️
    Love always from your South Georgia family
    Rosalyn Barber
    Ronald Barber and family
    Donald Barber and family

  2. Having been good friends with Floyd for well over sixty years, we are so grateful that he and Toshi were able to share almost a half century of happiness together. We were enchanted by her when we first met and that never changed through the years. Her grace and wonderful sense of balance and beauty are well known by all who knew her. We feel the void of her passing acutely, but we also joyfully celebrate her beautiful life

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Toshi’s passing. Heartfelt condolences to Floyd and the family as they grieve her loss.

  4. For almost 15 years, Toshimi-san and I were friends. During this time, she would open up her house for our craft meetings. She taught us many things about her favorite hobbies, such as 3D origami. She loved to grow flowers and she shared with us many of the varieties that she grew. I’ll always remember her, her charity, and her kindness whenever I care for the beautiful plants she gave me.

    With sincere condolences, Taeko and Paul Osterman

  5. CandleImageThroughout the years Toshimi inspired me in many different ways. Gardening, crafts, and cooking. She graciously opened her house to us for craft meetings and fellowship. I really appreciate her friendship and kindness. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  6. Heartfelt empathy to Floyd and the extended family. Toshimi & Floyd opened their friendship to us (& Yoshimi is from north Okinawa) when we moved to Arlington in 1981. We and our sons, Bill, Bob and Dave, enjoyed so many great experiences at the Ivey home for 18 years until we retired to San Diego. Yoshimi was thrilled to visit with Toshimi, and the Arlington Okinawa Kenginkai just a month ago.

  7. Sending our deepest sympathy and everlasting love & support to your family.
    May Toshimi’s love and spirit live on through, and be reflected in, the gifted talents, artistry, and achievements of her decendants. That is how we all live forever.
    Andy & Amanda Riehm & Family 💞

  8. CandleImageI ‘m very grateful to Toshimi Obasan.
    Thank you for loving me like a real son.

    Please convey my sincerest condolences.

    Hajime and Masae, From Okinawa

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