January 14, 1931-September 14, 2010
Charlotte Owari Sakata, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed
away on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 in Gardena. Born in Hawaii, Charlotte
was 79 when she died.
Charlotte is survived by her daughter Karen and her husband Derek
Ashimine; daughter Sharon Kitagawa; son Aaron Kitagawa; 9
grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her parents, Kiyozo and Miye Matsunaga; and by her husband Mike
Sakata. The graveside service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery
in Redondo Beach on Wednesday Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.
Please go to Rice Mortuary’s website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the
family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the
Rice Mortuary, Torrance (310) 792-7599

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