Mary Tokiko Matsuzawa Takemura

Funeral service was held for Mary Tokiko Matsuzawa Takemura on Jan. 28, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church of Altadena. Mary died at the age of 84 on Jan. 19, 2011, while living at Jasmine Terrace at El Molino assisted care residence. She was a lifetime resident of Pasadena and is survived by husband Henry (married 62 years), with whom she ran Lincoln Avenue Nursery for more than 50 years; daughter Joan Takemura (David) Johnsen; and sister Ruth Sumiko Matsuzawa Ikeda.
Mary graduated from high school at Gila River Relocation Center, studied 2 years at Wooster College, Ohio, and graduated in 1948 from UCLA with a degree in Psychology. She was also an artist and worked at drawing, painting, making pottery and calligraphy. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena.