Masaye “Molly” Yamashita, passed away at the age of 90 after a prolonged illness on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. She spent her last months happily surrounded by family and loved ones. Molly was born on November 1, 1924 in Santa Clara, California to Kio and Kikuye Moriuchi. In 1947 she married Takashi “Tak” Yamashita in Los Angeles, California. Together they raised five daughters and settled in Oxnard, California.
Molly is survived by her husband, Takashi; her daughters and their husbands, Emi & Gordon, Chiyo & Allen, Miye & Gary, Phyllis & Tim, and Irene & Bob; her grandchildren, Carrie & Andy, Matthew & Sandra, Jesse, Aaron & Mackey, Bryce, Rachel & Jake, Garth, Tommiko and Claire; her great-grandchildren, Audrey, Nathan, Molly, and Carmen; and her sister, Betty van Diepen.
Funeral services will be held at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple on October 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in Oxnard, California.