Mary Hatsumi Inada
August 2, 1919 — January 21, 2021
Mary Hatsumi Inada (nee Tanabe) was born in Pueblo, Colorado on August 2, 1919, and passed away on January 21, 2021 at the age of 101. She passed away at Brookdale Riverwalk, a senior care facility in Bakersfield, California.
After finishing high school in Colorado, she moved to Los Angeles, where she met and married Yasuo Inada in October, 1941. They were married for 62 years. After the war, they lived and farmed in the San Fernando Valley, but not wanting to be a “farmer’s wife,” she began working at the Community Market, which later became the Placita Market, from where she retired after being the manager for many years. After retiring, she loved to fish, travel and looked forward to the weekly outings of going to movies and having lunch with her friends.
While residing in the Valley, she and her husband were founding members of the San Fernando Valley Holiness Church. She devoted herself to sustaining the church, and forged many loyal, life-long friendships. Even after she relocated to Bakersfield, those friends faithfully continued to visit and pray with her on a regular basis, until it became impossible due to the pandemic and the restrictions that were imposed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Yasuo; daughter-in-law Jeannie; and grandson Donald. She is survived by her sons Kazuo (Suzie); Ronald (Shirley); Richard; and daughter Jeanne Brey (Jack); sisters Kiku Uchida; Shirley Yuriko McCrory; and long-time family friend, Carol Cook. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the pandemic, private graveside services will be held in the near future at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, under the direction of Fukui Mortuary.
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