Mary Yoshikawa Estrada our amazing and beautiful mother/grandmother passed away on June 9, 2013, at La Canada Care Center in Tucson, AZ. She was born on May 6, 1916, in Hayden, Arizona to Ginsuke (Frank) Yoshikawa and Esther Gonzalez Yoshikawa. She graduated from Benson High School in Benson, Arizona. After high school she attended Arizona State College (now ASU), St. Mary's College of Nursing in Tucson, and graduated from Arizona Central College at age 62. She owned and operated a grocery store in Hayden/San Pedro for many years and worked as a teacher's aide for many years in the Hayden/Winkelman School District. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Joe P. Estrada and is survived by her children, Raul (Gloria), Randy (Rose), Roy (Virginia), Bettina (Phillip) Grajeda; her sister, Celia; 13 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren who loved her and will miss her. Services at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013. Catholic Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 602 West Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona, 85713, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Interment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on June 14, 2013