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Alice Haruko Sakai

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December 27, 1918 - June 27, 2015 Alice Haruko Wake was born in Reedley, California on December 27, 1918. In 1942 the Wake family was sent to a wartime relocation camp in Poston, Arizona, along with all other West Coast residents of Japanese descent. After the internment, she met and married Tom Y. Sakai in September 1945 and they settled in Indio, California. Following her husband Tom's passing in 1971, she managed the family produce business until her retirement in 1988. In 2001 she moved to the Regent's Point community in Irvine where she resided until her passing. She is survived by her four sons, Tom, Leland, Les and Stan, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four of her siblings. Memorial services to celebrate and honor her life will be held in Irvine, CA and Indio, CA. For further information regarding these services, please email [email protected] In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church (Indio), University United Methodist Church (Irvine), Habitat for Humanity or the Alzheimer Foundation.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 7 to July 10, 2015
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