Joan Chieko Ridao, born in February 1, 1929, died peacefully at home on February 13, 2013.
Chieko was a devoted wife to Raymond Ridao, who passed away in 2005. She was born in Kobe, Japan, where she lived until she was 21 years old when she moved to Watsonville. Chieko will always be remembered for her warm smile. She enjoyed working in her garden and cooking for others.
She is survived by her nephews, Phil and Jim Rojas, Evan Parker; nieces, Nancy and Sherry Rojas and Carol Parker; she is also survived by her family in Japan. She will be sadly missed by all her cats.
Graveside services will be held at the Pajaro Valley Memorial Park where she will be buried with her husband on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11 a.m.For the complete article see the 02-23-2013 issue.
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