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Shizue Vickey Ito

1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Shizue Vickey Ito Obituary
March 7, 1933 - November 10, 2016 Shizue Vickey Ito (Seki) of Rancho Palos Verdes, passed away at 83, surrounded by loving family. Shizue was born in Nakanojo-machi, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. At 16, she moved to Tokyo to attend Takaishi Fashion Design College and business school in Nihonbashi. She worked in the Ginza district as a typist before marrying Louis in Tokyo in March of 1958, after which they moved to Sacramento. They lived modestly with 3 young children to support Louis' law school. Married 58 years, they travelled worldwide for leisure and legal work. She enjoyed the onsens and natural beauty of Japan's countryside. Her favorite artistic hobby was creating Tiffany lamps. Shizue was always a humble person who truly appreciated friendships and her many blessings from God. She had a quick outspoken wit and inner strength. She is predeceased by daughter Marcia Rogers. Shizue is survived by devoted husband Louis Ito; Scott Rogers and granddaughters Amanda and Missy; daughter Connie (Donnie) Shundo and granddaughter Michelle; son Vance (Yumi) Ito and grandsons Jason and Nathan, relatives in U.S. and Japan. In accordance with her wish, a private family service was held at Green Hills Memorial Park officiated by Pastor Eiji Osato of Gardena Valley Baptist Church. Shizue leaves a warm legacy of love and her memory will remain with us forever.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20, 2016
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