Kashie Makishima, born Wakayama-ken, Japan on Aug. 24, 1923 and long-time resident of Los Angeles, passed away on Dec. 24, 2012 at the age of 89. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her son John Makishima; daughters, Ruby Vander Velde and Bette Acosta; grandchildren, Christine, Nicholas, Kenny, Angela, Sophia, Megan, and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Anthony, and Jasmine Kashie. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the James Irvine Japanese Garden at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA.

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