Chiyo Ogata, resident of Gardena and Torrance, Calif., passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2016 at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husband, Stanley Ogata, she is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Thomas Hoffa) Ogata and Christine (John Baker) Ogata; her sons, Steven (Shirley) Ogata, Douglas (Pam) Ogata, Gregory (Caroline) Ogata, and John (JonDelina Buckley) Ogata; as well as grandchildren, Taryn (Alex) Rampley, Snitra Smanot, Troy Hoffa, and Rachel Ogata; and great-grandson, Grayson Rampley.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Gardena Valley Baptist Church, 1630 West 158th Street, Gardena. Reception immediately following in the social hall.