Masako Shima, of Chula Vista passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 4, 2011. Mrs. Shima was born in Pasadena, Calif. on Oct. 26, 1912. She was a long-time resident of San Diego and member of the San Diego Japanese Christian Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Akira Shima, in 1995. Mrs. Shima is survived by daughter, Hisae (Robert) Batchelder, son, Ken (JoAnn) Shima; granddaughter, Kira (Matthew) Thompson; and great grandson, Hayes Thompson. She is also survived by her brother, George (Betty) Wakiji; sisters, Takeko Wakiji and Karou Wakiji, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Diego Japanese Christian Church, 1920 E Street, San Diego, CA 92102.

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