Amy Hashiguchi-Kawaoka, a resident of Gardena, Calif. left this earth to enter Heaven with Christ on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 at Torrance Memorial Medical Center after her courageous battle with an on-going illness. She was born on Aug. 21, 1927 in Sunnyside, Calif. in the county of San Diego. She attended John Adams Grammar School, Woodrow Wilson Jr. High in San Diego and Parker Valley High, Poston Relocation Center in Arizona. She is survived by her son, Alan Kawaoka; daughter, Beth Edwards; brothers, Henry, James, John, Bill Hashiguchi; and sister Betty Inahara. She is preceded in death by father Frank and Mother Fuji Hashiguchi, brothers Leo, Roy and Fred Hashiguchi and her son Christopher Kawaoka. Services were held on Jan. 10 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. She will be missed by all the lives she touched.

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