Nancy Michiko Asao

A private funeral service for Nancy Michiko Asao, 86- year-old, El Monte, Calif.-born Nisei, who passed away on Aug. 29, 2012 in San Gabriel, was held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Kubota Nikkei Mortuary with Rev. Shuichi Kurai from Sozenji Buddhist Temple officiating. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com

She is survived by her children, Sharon Keiko, Duane Masaharu (Shirley), and Kerry Chiemi Asao; granddaughters, Marci, Trisha and Alyssa Asao; brother, Tom Kato; brother-in-law, Tokuji Yoshihashi; sister-in-law, Kazuko Asao; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.