Rose Tamura
1922 - 2013
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Rose Tamura
November 11, 1922 - April 6, 2013
Resident of Sunnyvale
Rose was born in Montrose, CO to Kameo & Suyeko Togami and passed away in Monterey Park, CA with her son & caregiver, Frank, lovingly by her side.
At the age of 8, she was sent to Chicago, IL to live with Mr. & Mrs. Fukuda. It was there that she met her husband, Masato Tamura, a judo instructor. They were married for almost 40 years until Mas passed away from cancer in 1982.
When Mas retired in 1971 they & their son, Frank, moved to Sunnyvale, CA. She worked for Santa Clara County until she retired in 1989 from her position as executive secretary for the General Services Agency.
Rose was a loving, supportive wife, wonderful grandmother & great-grandmother, a true friend & a godly example for us all.
She is survived by her children: Dianne (Bob) Terada, Rosemarie (Mike) Knudsen & Frank Tamura; grandchildren Jon (Daisy) Terada, James Terada, David Knudsen, Kim Knudsen, Tyler Tamura & Lauryn Tamura; great-grandchildren: Ian Terada, Elisabeth Terada & Aiden Knudsen. She is also survived by her sister Marie Nakayama ; brothers Jim (Elaine) Togami , Paul Togami & Joe Togami ; sisters-in-law Ruth Togami, Evelyn Togami ; many nieces & nephews & their families.
The Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 22 at 1:00pm at Santa Clara Valley Japanese Christian Church, 40 Union Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 377-0190.


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jun. 21, 2013.
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