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Helen Tomiko Mayeda


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Helen Tomiko Mayeda Obituary
HELEN TOMIKO MAYEDA passed away at the age of 94. She was born in San Bernardino, CA on August 3, 1920 and passed away at her home on February 15, 2015 in Riverside, CA. She met her future husband, James Mayeda in Poston, AZ and they married in February 1943. They were married for 72 years. The Mayeda family relocated to Riverside, CA where they were invited to live at the Harada home temporarily. Tomiko was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and best friend (Marie Bates). She will always be remembered for her gentle and kind soul. She loved sewing, furniture upholstery and especially feeding all who came to her home. She is survived by her husband, James Mayeda until his passing on March 1, 2015. She is also survived by her children, Sue Lee (Tom) of Riverside, Jo Ann (Gary) Larsen of Long Beach, Gary Mayeda of Riverside and grandson, Matsutaro Mayeda. She is preceded in death by her parents, Taka and Ishinosuke Kobayashi, her siblings, Kaye Tatsukawa, Hanako Nitake, Jin Kobayashi and grandson, James Lee. Visitation and service will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Acheson-Graham, Garden of Prayer 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. Visitation is from 9 am to 11 am and service is from 11 am to 12 pm. Burial will take place at Riverside National Cemetery at 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 7, 2015
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