Eiko Landrock, a beloved mother, devoted wife, and cherished friend, passed away peacefully in her home of 33 years in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She battled cancer for nearly four years, demonstrating unwavering strength and grace until the very end. With a heart full of laughter and a smile that never wavered, Eiko concealed her pain, leaving behind a legacy of indomitable spirit.
Eiko’s life was a tapestry of adventure and resilience. She proudly hiked Mt. Fuji twice, symbolizing her determination and love for the great outdoors. In 1970, she embarked on a new journey by moving to the United States, and in 1989, she found her forever home in Colorado. Eiko often remarked that the Colorado climate reminded her of her hometown in Hokkaido, Japan, where she cherished her fondest memories.
Eiko worked diligently at Peterson Air Base, where she served as a dedicated housekeeper at the Pikes Peak Lodge. Her tireless commitment and warm-hearted nature endeared her to all who crossed her path. Even after her retirement, Eiko dedicated herself to nurturing her garden, cultivating a kaleidoscope of flowers and an array of vegetables. Her doctor recommended indulging in the vegetables she grew, to which she humorously retorted that she was “not a rabbit.” Even in her 80s, Eiko could be found outside, fearlessly sawing large limbs from the towering 50-foot blue spruce tree that graced her front yard.
Eiko’s true joy resided in her culinary talents. She delighted in preparing dishes she knew everyone would love. As a side hustle, she baked delectable Japanese treats, seeking to earn extra cash that she could later spend on bingo and lottery scratch tickets. Although she never managed to claim the elusive million-dollar prize, Eiko’s zest for life remained undiminished.
Eiko is survived by her devoted son, Tak (Takeshi) Landrock, and his spouse, KC (Kaustubh) Chimote, who stayed by her side until she peacefully passed away in the morning hours of November 6. Her beloved husband, Kenneth Landrock, passed away in July 1993, leaving a void that was never truly filled.
A private memorial to honor Eiko’s remarkable life will be held at the home she adored on Saturday, November 18, at 10 a.m. It is a time for family and close friends to come together, celebrating the memories of a life well-lived and a spirit that will forever be cherished. Those wishing to attend should send Tak an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eiko Landrock will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Her legacy of resilience, laughter, and love will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she find eternal peace in the warm embrace of her memories, forever blooming in the gardens she so lovingly tended and the hearts she touched along the way.