Daisy Kimiyo Watanabe passed away on December 7, 2010. Born in Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii on April 24, 1929. Married to Hideo Ross Watanabe until his death in June, 1989.
Daisy “Nanny” Watanabe will be remembered as fun loving, hard working and generous. She was well loved by people of all different ages. It is surely a great loss for all that who knew and loved her.
Daisy is preceded in death by her parents Kotaro and Shie Izumi, husband Ross Watanabe, brothers Yoshiteru Henry Izumi and Yoshiharu Harry Izumi. She is surivived by her children Ralph Watanabe (Cynthia Wong-Watanabe), Alan Watanabe, Lynette Karasuda (Urban); grandchildren Nicole Karasuda-Downing (Kurt), Keith Karasuda and Kevin Karasuda; great-grandchildren Megan Karasuda, Noah Karasuda-Downing and Holden Karasuda-Downing; step grand daughter Urdene Rickard; step great-grandchildren Taylor and Jena Rickard; siblings: Christo Yoshiyuki Izumi (Irene), Joyce Hatsuyo Izumi, Mildred Uekawa, Florence Shizuyo Matsumoto (Satoshi), Lily Yaruyo Tsunemoto (Stanley)and Natsuyo Wong (Nick); sisters-in-law: Irene Takahara, Elaine Inafuku (Chuck) and Ruth Flores; and numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, December 18 2010, 11 a.m. at the Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena, CA 90247.

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