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James Toyoshi Uno

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James Toyoshi Uno passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2013, at his home with his loved ones around him. James was born on June 26, 1927, in Ault, Colorado, to Kohei and Suzu Uno. He was the seventh child in a family of 7 boys and 3 girls.

After graduating from high school he served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948. While farming with his father in Colorado, he met Mary Oji, who had relocated from California to Colorado after leaving a concentration camp located in Arizona. They were married on August 20, 1950, and moved to Yuba City, California where James worked for Oji Brother Farms for several years.

In 1965 James and Mary opened The Clothes Horse, a family- oriented clothing store. He met so many wonderful people who were not only employees and customers but became life-long friends. He retired from the clothing business after approximately 25 years. He spent his retirement years going to their cabin in Tahoe, fishing, golfing, and, with the blessing of God, was able to enjoy life to the fullest.

His greatest pleasure was to spend time with his family and friends...especially with his grandchildren whom he adored and spoiled.

James is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Timothy (Leann) Uno, daughters "Squeeky" (Mark) Harmon, and Jill (Gary) Underhill; grandchildren Sheilane Goodman, Colton Harmon, Jennifer (Chris) Herndon, Michael (Natalie) Lee, Kristin (Tom) Graham, Andrew Lee, Kimberlee (Alika) Woodward, Tosh (Angela) Uno, Christopher "Bittles" Harmon; great grandchildren Rylie Taber, Jake Lee, Evelyn and Edward Herndon; brothers Dick (Ruby) Uno and Donald Uno, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kohei & Suzu Uno, his brothers Hirato, Harry, Tom, and Yas Uno, and his sisters Carrie Morita, Uri Terao, and Tachi Morita.

There will be a celebration of James's life on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 2:30 pm at First United Methodist Church on Hwy 20, Yuba City.

Donations may be made to Fremont-Rideout Hospice, Christian Assistant Network (CAN), Grace United Methodist Church or a .

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Oct. 10 to Oct. 24, 2013
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