Yoshiko Okamoto

A private funeral service for Yoshiko Okamoto, 89-year-old, Sugar City, Idaho-born Nisei, who passed away on Dec. 15, 2010 in Torrance was held on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Gardena Buddhist Church. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com

She is survived by her daughters, Kayoko (Kahei) Kyutoku from Salinas, Calif., Peggy (Ken) Furutani, Betty Yamasaki, and Patty (Kent) Kitade from Sacramento, Calif., Yoshiko (Kotaro) Okamoto from Japan; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives