SUSAN EIKO AKANA
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AKANA, SUSAN EIKO Jan. 30, 1960 to Sept. 19, 2010 Susie passed away in a cycling accident. She was born to Emiko Murata and Gerald K. Akana in San Diego on Jan. 30, 1960. She graduated from James Madison HS in 1979 working various jobs and for AT&T the last 10 years. Divorced in 2006, she found a new love, the outdoors. Traveling extensively around the country and overseas her adventures took her to new places and new friends. She volunteered for literacy tutoring, contributed to the foster care program, and fed the homeless. Her unbounded generosity was rivaled by an unlimited capacity to forgive, and a fierce devotion to her children. Her vivacious love of life and big heart was infectious to everyone around her. Beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, cherished sister, survived by her mother, Emiko, two sons, Chris and Daniel Butler, grandsons, Justin and Jonathan, brothers William and Roy, and sisters Eilynn, Anna, and Kathryn. We Love you Susie and miss you so much. Memorial Services Friday, Sept. 24th, El Camino Memorial, Sorrento Valley (800)352-2646. For more info visit this link: http://www.sorrentovalleychapel.com/obituaries/tribute.html?url=http://stei-23721.tributes.com/show/Susan-Akana-894370121


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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Sep. 23, 2010.
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October 15, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
marc darr
October 4, 2010
I was very sorry to hear of the tragic death of Susie. She, and my daughter Cheryl were best friends. I am sorry I was out of the country, and missed the memorial sevices. Susie was always kind to me, and respectful, always a lovely smile. I last saw Susie, a few years ago, at a MIRA MESA POLLING PLACE WHERE I WAS WORKING, and she greeted me with a lovely smile as always. Thanks to all the family for always being kind to my daughter, and her 2 children. My prayers go out to all the family. MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU WITH ALL YOUR HAPPY MEMORIES OF SUSIE.
Juanita Pratt
September 26, 2010
TO THE WILLIE AKANA FAMILY, MRS.SUSIE AKANA HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN MY MEMORIES, REALLY JUST SHORTLY MAYBE UNDER A COUPLE YEARS AGO WE CAME ACROSS EACH OTHER ,SHE JUST HAPPENED TO BE WITH A FRIEND IN A VEHICLE ON PEACH AVE ,EL CAJON . SO SHE RECONIZIED ME AND I RECONIZIED HER. AFTER THAT SOME HOW WE KEPT IN TOUCH BY JUST BEING CLOSE FRIENDS , MAYBE LIKE CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTER. WE KNEW EACH OTHER,BESIDES MEETING HER BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND PARENTS WAY BACK IN THE 1970 AT HILLCREST RECEIVING HOME , THEN WE ALL WENT INTO FOSTER HOMES SEPARATED BY ARE PARENTS, THANK THE GOOD LORD AND ALOT OF FAITH WE ALL GREW UP ,PASSED HIGH SCHOOL,COLEGG,AND EVEN THE MILITARY , GOT MARRIED AND HAD ARE OWN CHILDREN. BY FINDING OUT NOW ON SEPT,26,2010 THAT THIS BICYCLE ACCIDENT AND DEATH HAPPENED TO HER, I AM SO SHOCKED,MAD,UPSET,SADDEN- THIS SHOULD NOT EVEN HAD HAPPENED TO A VERY SPECIAL HARD WORKING DAUGHTER,WIFE,MOTHER , AND SPECIAL GIVING FRIEND AND FAMILY MEMBER, SHE WAS TO YOUNG TO DIE. IF ANY FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS COULD HELP THIS FAMILY , PLEASE CONTACT MR. WILLIE AKANA. MY LOVE ,MY PRAYERS, MY HOPE , MY GIVING WILL RETURN TO THIS FAMILY. SUSIE AND I WAS FRIENDS ,VERY OLD FRIENDS FROM THE 1970 SHE EVEN ATTENDED MY AND MY WIFES MARRIAGE IN FEB.1983 AT A MILITARY WEDDING WHEN I WAS IN THE USMC THOU WE DID NOT KEEP IN TOUCH AFTER THAT, THE YEARS JUST WENT ON. O MY GOD !!! NOT SUSIE AKANA ??? I WISH I CAN HELP MORE ! BUT IAM UNEMPLOYED AND JUST SURVIVEING, BUT WILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THIS FAMILY ! SUSIE HONORED HER GIVING AND I WILL TOO, JUST GIVE ME TIME AND PATIENCE, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALLWAYS THRU YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS, MY HEART AND SOUL GOES OUT TO SUSIES SISTERS ,BROTHERS, SONS,DAUGHTERS,MOM,GRANDPARENTS AND ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.
CLARENCE C. ANDREWS, C.C. ELCAJON,CA.92021 9/26/2010-SUN.
September 24, 2010
I will always remember Susie's smile.
Amy Siller
September 24, 2010
I'm so grateful to have reconnected with Susie after 30 years. My heart goes out to her family, she will truly be missed.
Liz Coleman
September 24, 2010
Even though I didn't know you may you rest in peace!!! and my prayers go out to your family especially your two sons!!! Carlos Santiago's wife Francia Santiago
September 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with Susie's loved ones at this time. May God give you comfort and strength.
Steve and Lisa Ratliff
September 23, 2010
I am very sorry to hear of Susie's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her boys and the rest of the family. Susie will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Nancy DeBerry
September 23, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Vicky Ratliff Franklin
September 23, 2010
I know Susie will be truly missed
Vicky Ratliff Franklin
September 23, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family at this time of loss. May God bless you and give you comfort. I have many good high school memories of Susan
Bridgit Hill-Wallace
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