Hiroe Sonoyama passed away in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the age of 91. She truly lived a life of giving. Hiroe was born on Nov. 18, 1922 in Ube, Japan to the late Tsuruno and Asaichi Hamada.
She is preceded by her husband of 72 years, Hiromoto Sonoyama, and son-in-law, Keishiro Nakajima.
Hiroe is survived by daughter, Yoko Nakajima of Long Beach, Calif.; son, Koji (Susan) Sonoyama of Ione, Calif.; sisters, Atsuko and Taeko of Japan; brother, Motoaki of Japan; grandchildren, Kai (Sara) Sonoyama, Kobi (Franchesca) Sonoyama, Jeremie Jenkins, Gaevin Jenkins, Kei (Dan) Nakajima; and great-grandchildren, Kamden, Klair, Keison, Kiera, and Karin. Memorial services are to be held at a later date in Gardena, and at the family home in Ione. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

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