(1924 – 2011)
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Louise graduated Los Angeles High School before internment in World War II. During the war she attended and graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota. After the war she returned to Los Angeles and began in 1947 a thirty-nine year career with the department of Public Social Services and moved over to the new Department of Child and Family services when it was founded in 1984.
She later received a Master’s Degree in MSW in social work from USC.
At her retirement in 1986, she supervised staff development specialists and trained hundreds of young social workers to meet the real needs of children and their families. In her later years, she later devoted much time supporting the aging members of the Issei (first generation) congregation of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
Louise was predeceased by her parents, the Rev. John Misao and Mary Tsune Yamazaki and older brother, the Rev. Canon John H.M. Yamazaki. She is survived by her brothers, James and Peter, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be on Tuesday, May 31st at 10 a.m., at St Mary’s Church, 961 S. Mariposa, Los Angeles, (213) 387-1334. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to one of the following:
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 961 S. Mariposa, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Children Trust Fund, 501 Shatto Pl., Room #205, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Coast Chapter–Team “Forget Me Nots,” 21124 C Vanowen St., Canoga Park, CA, 91303.
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