Momoko Saruwatari (88) of South San Francisco, San Gabriel, Delta, Colo., and Gallup, N.M., passed away after a brief illness on Aug. 3, 2011, in Oxnard, Calif. Momo is preceded in death by Ben, her husband of 58 years; daughter Judi Kaminishi; son-in-law Guy Ono; and sister Chieko Herrera. She is survived by children, Jack (Colleen), Linda, and Corky (Tracey); grandchildren, Kevin, Kurtis, Kristee, Colette, Grant, Taylor and Tori; siblings, Michiko (Hiro) Yoshida, Hershey (Terry) Miyamura, Suzi Tashiro, Kei (Kimi) Miyamura and Shige Sasaki; and 117 nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the Mission Valley Free Methodist Church, 1201 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel, CA 91776. Limited seating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Hershey Miyamura Scholarship Fund, Miyamura High School, 680 S. Boardman Ave., Gallup, N.M. 87301.