Masako Yui Welborn

Masako Yui Welborn, 86, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021. A private memorial service is planned for her hometown of Hokkaido, Japan, once safe travel resumes.

Masako was born January 6, 1935, in Hokkaido, Japan, to the late Koharu Yui and the late Abe Aburai. She proudly worked as a secretary for the United States Department of Defense at Misawa Air Base, Japan, before meeting her husband Hubert and, with their new baby, leaving for San Francisco, California. Their final stop in the United States would be at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia.

She is survived by her daughter, Tamara Welborn of Atlanta, Georgia, her son, Scott Welborn of Warner Robins, and his two children Dawson Welborn and Ashlyn Welborn, whom she loved dearly.

Please sign the online guest registry at and leave a personal message of condolence.

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.