A private funeral service for Shizuye Yamashita, 88-year-old, Kingsburg, Calif.-born Nisei, who passed away on May 20, 2012, in Los Angeles, was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the memorial chapel of Kubota Nikkei Mortuary with Rev. John Iwohara from Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple officiating. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com
She is survived by her husband, Joe Yamashita, Sr.; children, Joe (Julie), Tad (Iris), and Suanne (Chris Gonwa); daughter-in-law, Kathy; granddaughters, Lauren, Traci, Danielle, Sondra, Sarah, and Emma; sister, Yoneko (Lindberg) Kawahara; predeceased by her sister, Minori Shintaku; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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