Shizuko Uyemura
August 4, 1921 – August 10, 2020

Shizuko Uyemura (Kitsu Mineshizu), 99-year-old, Courland, Calif.-born resident of Torrance, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home on Aug. 10, 2020.

Mineshizu sensei was actively involved in L.A. Chikurei Kai, Japan Minyo Kyokai, Kenjin Kai Kyogi Kai, Kumamoto Kenjin Kai, Kumamoto Fujin Kai, Nanka Minyo Kyokai, Hyakudo Kai, Bonsai Club, Takasei Kai, JACCC, Gardena Valley JCI, and many other civic organizations.

Mineshizu sensei is survived by her three children, Irene, Cathi (Jay-Jay), and Michael (Gail) Uyemura; her four grandchildren, Jennifer (John), Jay-C (Lori), Jeff (Jenny), and Marc (Lisa); and her six great grandchildren, Sean, Aidan, Devon, Breandan, Jody, and Miles; also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Due to current COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. (213) 626-0441