WATSONVILLE — Mary Tomoye Meifu died peacefully at a convalescent hospital on Sunday, February 24, 2013. She was 88.
She was born in Hollister to Chica and Toichi Nitta on Aug. 1, 1924. She was the eighth of nine children and attended schools in Watsonville until she was relocated to a camp in Poston, Ariz. during World War II. When the war was over, she returned to Watsonville where she met Katsumi Meifu and married him in 1949. They lived in the Los Angeles area until his death in 1979 and she returned to Watsonville. She loved to crochet and knit and would often make gifts for her family and friends. She also loved to watch tennis and football and was so happy that her local team, the 49ers, were going to the Super Bowl this year.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Noboru, Masaru, Kongo, Susumu; and her sisters, Florence, Yoshiko, Lorraine and Betty. She is survived by her daughter Ann; son-in-law Jack; one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Westview Presbyterian Church, 118 First St., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. Services arranged by Patrick and Debra Molina Carroll of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, www.avemariamemorialchapel.com.
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