Chizuko M. Toyama
“Chiz” Toyama passed away on January 15, 2018 in her home in Montebello, CA. She was predeceased by her husband, Sam I. Toyama and is survived by their 5 children, sons, Craig, Jim, Jon, daughters, Suzanne (Peter Bodnar) and Lori (Stephen Santore). She is also survived by her brother, Raymond Iwamoto (Louise), her sister, Afton Pocock, her 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
She lived her life full of joy and love for others. Chiz was known as “Mrs. Toyama” to over a thousand children who were blessed to have her as their teacher. For 44 years, she taught diligently and selflessly with her primary intention of providing her students with a foundation for success.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2316 Hillview Ave., Monterey Park, CA. A public viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m., followed by the Service beginning at 10:45 a.m. The burial will take place at Rose Hills Memorial Park immediately following the Service.
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