Sue Shizumi Okada passed away on May 29, 2014 at the age of 98. She was born on Sept. 29, 1915 in Clovis, Calif., the eldest of eight siblings to Yoshibei and Shizuyo Takahashi. Sue is survived by a sister, Sally Matsumoto. Sue and her husband Akira “Jack” Okada (deceased 1973) established Okada Nursery on Western Ave., Gardena, Calif. in 1950.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena.
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She is survived by her children, Judy Corbett, Tom (Nobuko) Okada, Patsy Okada, Herb Okada, and George (Dr. Miyo) Okada; grandchildren, Yoshio (Dr. Jackie) Okada, Midori (Stefan) Lammel, and Ashley Okada; great-grandchildren, Tristan Lammel, Keira Okada, Maya Okada and Zoe Lammel; sisters-in-laws, many nieces and nephews.

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