Teruko Miyoshi Okimoto, 100, passed away suddenly on Sept. 15, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Shikano & Sajiro Miyoshi of Wakayama-ken, and her husband Thomas T. Okimoto; also, predeceased by her sisters, Aiko Hironaka, Sachiko Sugimoto, Ritsuko Eder and Misao Fujii. She is survived by her daughter, Kristin, and numerous nieces and nephews
Born in San Diego on March 31, 1916, she grew up on Terminal Island, was interned in Manzanar during WWII, and settled in San Pedro and Rancho Palos Verdes. She spent her later years in Cupertino, Calif.