Barbara Kikuko Wada peacefully passed away at home on January 18, 2013 at the age of 78. A native and resident of Watsonville, Barbara is survived by her devoted and loving husband of almost 59 years, Ted. Survivors also include her children: Mitchell of Mtn. View; Norman (Traci) of San Francisco; Lori Etow (Derek) of Aptos; and grandson Sean Etow. Barbara's surviving siblings are Ruth Yamamoto of Santa Cruz and Hatsuko Imoto of Lindsay.
Barbara was a very private person with a warm compassionate heart who took great pride in her work and her family, living each day without regret. Her kind soul and enduring spirit will long be remembered and live on in all who knew Barbara.
At Barbara's request, a private service for family members only has concluded.For the complete article see the 01-26-2013 issue.
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