On March 6th, Miki (Mikiko) Domoto Stebbing passed away peacefully at the age of 72, in her home in Washington DC after a long illness.
Born in California, she spent her early years in the Amache Internment Camp in Colorado and then grew up in New Rochelle, NY. Miki earned a BA from the U. Wisconsin, Madison in 1964, a Masters from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago in 1966, and a JD from the The David Clark School of Law, UDC, in 1993.
Miki will be remembered as an advocate in child welfare and inter country adoptions, where she spent more than 35 years in a wide variety of capacities. Her friends note her sense of adventure, wry humor and generous nature, as well as her pride in her family. Though she may have retired from Social Work, she never lost her love for others, as she often literally went the extra mile to visit friends and family who were ill or in need.
Her late parents Kaneji Domoto and Sally Fujii Domoto were born in California and moved to the east coast after World War 2, and established himself as a nationally recognized architect and landscape architect.
While her marriage to David Stebbing ended in divorce, she remained as dedicated to her family as ever. She had 3 children, Jennifer Stebbing of Rye, New Hampshire; Peter (Judy) Stebbing of Riverside, CA; and Jessica (Zack) Stebbing-Newton of Bowie, Md; two grandchildren, Julian Stebbing and Sierra Stebbing. She leaves 2 sisters, Katherine (Donald) Domoto from Boston; Kristine Marubayashi from Sacramento, CA; and a brother Kanezo Anyo Domoto from Seattle.
A memorial service will be held at the The David Clark School of Law at UDC on March 15th at 1PM. Open to friends and family. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The David Clark School of Law UDC Veterans First Project. The Veteran's First project is a non-profit that Miki helped the Law school develop. It is a partnership with "Friendship Place" designed to provide a legal clinic for homeless veterans.