October 6, 1959 ~ November 25, 2013
Aileen Joy Kawai, 54, of Gardena, CA, died on November 25, 2013. She was born in Caldwell, Idaho to George S. and Ayako J. Kawai. Aileen graduated from Nampa High School in 1977, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Music with emphasis on piano performance from Boise State University in 1981. She went on to earn a Master's Degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from University of San Francisco in 1991. Aileen worked for over 20 years as a marriage, family and child counselor, was an avid proponent of natural health and healing, and a talented mosaic artist. She is predeceased by her beloved, mother, Ayako J. Kawai and brother, Michael K. Kawai; survived by her beloved father, George S. Kawai (deceased on 12/2/13), brother, Gregory S. (Kirsten) Kawai, along with one niece and four nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in the chapel at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. A reception follows in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 1:00 pm.
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