March 18, 1944 ~ September 18, 2008
Marine, Kay K., age 64, a 9-year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on September 18, 2008, in Torrance, California, after valiantly waging a two-year battle with lung cancer.
Kay was born in California at the Tule Lake internment camp in 1944 and grew up in East Los Angeles, where she attended Roosevelt High School. She worked for the Automobile Club of Southern California for more than 30 years, holding a variety of positions, including a long tenure as a compensation analyst, before retiring six years ago.
Kay enjoyed watching classic movies and was an avid fan of word search puzzles. She also liked to travel. But her big love in life was her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children and spoiling her grandchildren. She had a heart of gold and was known for her generosity. Happily, she reaped the benefits of a close-knit, loving family, as those were the seeds she sowed in life. Kay touched many lives and will be remembered and loved by all.
Kay is survived by husband of 37 years, Alton J. Marine; daughters Linda Keach (Paul), Summer/Janice Nagano Gray (Bob), and Crystal Marine; son Flynn Marine (Sandy Garcia); sister Sachi Hiroshima (Phil) of Sacramento; and brother Clyde Iwata (Fern) of Torrance; grandchildren Joshua and Jordan Keach, Jeremy Gray, and Chelsea Marine. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Kay was preceded in death by her father, Jack Masaki Iwata, and mother, Peggy Setsuko Iwata, of Monterey Park.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm, on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 401 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Interment will be privately held at Pacific Crest Cemetery.
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