Miyoko Takagishi, (88), beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 4, 2016. A longtime member of the Little Tokyo community, she was a talented seamstress, artist and crafter. She was passionate about animals and animal rescue was her life mission.
She is predeceased by her daughter, MaryAnn Almeida, and is survived by her son Frank; daughters Virginia, Irene; son-in-law Ed Rowe; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchilren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m. at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the City of Los Angeles Animal Shelter or an animal charity of your choice.