Sumako Kakita Minato

Born April 20, 1918 in Los Angeles, CA to Sayanosuke and Asayo Asada, peacefully passed away October 27, 2013 at the age of 95 in Gardena, CA.

She was a much loved wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma and was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy S. Kakita (1964) and Harry K. Minato (2008).

Survived by her children, David and Mini Kakita ; Richard and Laura Kakita; Kay and Angel Juarez; Barbara and Larry Larson; Taemi and Frank Kishiyama;  Keimi and Raul Espinoza; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 18708 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, CA. Interment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Gate #10, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or to: South Bay Keiro Nursing Home, 15115 South Vermont Ave., Gardena, CA 90247.