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Yoshi Imamoto

Birth
Japan
Death 28 Feb 2003 (aged 105)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Memorial ID 27761784 · View Source
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IMAMOTO YOSHI Her life spanned three centuries, passed away Friday, February 28, 2003 at the Asian Community Nursing Home in Sacramento, California at the age of 105. Born in Japan on Wednesday, November 3, 1897, she came to America as a "picture bride" to a new husband, and a new land. She settled in the Bay Area and southern California. Because she was a Japanese schoolteacher, she was arrested by the F.B.I. at the onset of World War II. Imamoto was one of 33 Japanese women detained. Upon her release she joined her children in Santa Anita Assembly Center, and was later sent to Jerome and Rohwer internment camps in Arkansas. Despite such injustices, Mrs. Imamoto bore no bitterness or self-pity. Her independent spirit was an inspiration to family and friends alike. She also expressed herself in skillful needlework, gardening, delicate Japanese painting, flower arrangements, cooking and other arts. She was a devout Christian. Survivors include daughters Grace Noda of Davis, CA., Lily Matsuoka of Orange, CA, Marion Sakurai of Concord, CA. and Alice Takemoto of Kensington, MD. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Following a private service, Yoshi Imamoto was interred at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, CA. alongside her husband, James Zenichi Imamoto. Contributions can be made in her name to Asian Community Center, 7375 Park City Dr., Sacramento, CA. 95831, Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church, 6929 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, CA. 95823 or Berkeley Methodist Church, 1710 Carlton, Berkeley, CA. 94703. SUNSET LAWN CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES (916) 922-5833.

Alameda Times-Star 3/8/03.


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  • Created by: Travelingal
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27761784
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Yoshi Imamoto (3 Nov 1897–28 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27761784, citing Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA ; Maintained by Travelingal (contributor 46599115) .