Elaine Miyuki Fukumoto
1961-2020
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Elaine Miyuki Fukumoto passed away suddenly on October 19, 2020. A resident of Torrance, she was born on February 12, 1961 in Los Angeles, California to Irma Sachiko and Teruo Jim Fukumoto. Elaine graduated from Gardena High School and then went to UCLA to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Library Science. Elaine spent over 40 years working for the Los Angeles County Library System and was the Manager at Masao W. Satow Library in Gardena.
Elaine enjoyed reading, traveling, cooking, Las Vegas and spending time with her family.
Elaine is survived by her mother, Irma Sachiko Fukumoto, sister Patty Fukumoto, brother Peter (Eva) Fukumoto, nephew Joshua, and sister Joyce (Ben) Binek.
Elaine will be laid to rest at Green Hills Cemetery in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Published in Gardena Valley News from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2020.
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November 19, 2020
I love Ms. Elaine. She was a patient, kind, hilarious and thoughtful person. I cherish the moments that I was privileged to share with her. She leaves a big hole in my heart. My condolences to her family.
Glenda Gamboa
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November 18, 2020
Ms. Elaine was not only my Boss at Satow but she had become someone I admired and looked up to. She was the sweetest person and Greatest Boss. I was heartbroken when I found out she had passed away! I truly loved Ms. Elaine and will miss her tremendously. I have lots of nice memories of her that I will always treasure. Thank you Ms Elaine for everything you did for me. Satow wont be the same without You! Love You Always n Forever-Grace
Grace Rodriguez
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November 5, 2020
Elaine was and always will be my favorite Librarian. Although I worked at Satow prior to her arriving there, I've frequented the library often, and she has watched my daughter grow through the years. She is a kind and tender soul. Gentle and nice. What more can you ask for from a human being. Elaine was a blessing to this earth, and will always be loved.
Tamarah L Searchwell
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