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Yuriko Miyata

1921 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Yuriko Miyata Obituary
September 12, 1920 - April 21, 2016 Yuriko Miyata of Fountain Valley, CA passed away on April 21, 2016. She was born on September 12, 1921 in Japan, immigrated to the United States as an infant, and lived to 94-1/2 years old. She lived in Coalinga in Central California. She attended Los Angeles City College and earned an Associate of Arts Degree in 1942. She and her family were sent to a Japanese concentration camp in Arkansas during World War II. After the war, they relocated to Chicago, IL. In May 1948, she married Nobuo Miyata and moved to Los Angeles, CA. She has also lived in Cerritos, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and Fountain Valley. She had five siblings and outlived them all. She is survived by 3 sons (Glenn, Keith, Dean), 3 grandchildren (Kasey, George, Thomas), 3 great-grandchildren, 2 nephews (Allan, Kenny) and 4 nieces (Donna, Sharon, Wendy, Cathy), 2 daughters in law (Nenita, Jennifer). She was a stay at home mom, a cub scouts and boy scouts den mother, and took kids to school sports activities until the kids finished high school. She entered the work force and worked for GTE Yellow Pages in Los Alamitos as a proofreader for about 10 years and retired in the 1980's. Her retirement years were spent in visiting grandchildren, trips to Oregon and Mammoth Lakes, reading, daily walks, and.attended many cultural events. She was a great cook, especially baking cookies and pies during the holidays. She was generous, kind, disciplined, and soft-spoken. Funeral services: Viewing and visitation at Heritage-Dilday Mortuary (17911 Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach, CA) on Friday, May 6, 2016. Burial and internment at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 6, 2016
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