AKIYAMA, Betty Takako (81) Passed away on January 19, 2011. Born January 11, 1930 in Burbank, California, she lived in SoCal her entire life except during World War II when she and her family were interned in Manzanar Relocation Camp. In 1952, she married Shizuo Akiyama, moved to San Diego, became a devoted homemaker, wife, and mother. Her husband, Ses, predeceased her in 1998; her son, Steve, predeceased her in November 2010. Mrs. Akiyama is survived by her daughter, Susan (Stan) Yoshihara, and grandsons Duston and Jarod. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Joan, and granddaughters Kristin and Kariann. A service in remembrance of Mrs. Akiyama will be held on the February 12, 2011 at 1:30 PM at the Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice. www.fukuimortuary.com (213)626-0441
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from February 5 to February 6, 2011