April 22, 1938 ~ February 22, 2020
Sue Sueko Sakaguchi, 81, of Torrance, passed away on February 22, 2020, at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
She was born on April 22, 1938 in, Wailuku, Maui, the youngest of 14 children. In high school, she played the oboe in the band which led her to be a lifelong lover of music. She attended the University of Hawaii and while living on Oahu, met her husband-to-be, Stephen, who would become, in her own words, her “only boyfriend” and eventually, her only husband. Sue was a consummate homemaker and devoted mother of nine. While she worked for a short time as a CNA, her truest and best calling was that of Mom. Sue loved flowers and nature, being a “country girl,” gardening, reading, Westerns, and her faith.A
A devout Catholic, she will be joined in eternal peace with her parents, Ushi and Tsuru Sakugawa; her husband of 38 years, Stephen T. Sakaguchi; and her beloved daughter, Jill H. Sakaguchi.
Sue is survived by her children, Gayle K. Sakaguchi, Brian K. Sakaguchi, Noelle A. Stubbs, Derek K. Sakaguchi, Leslie S. Sakaguchi, Joy Monica T. Sakaguchi, Mary S. W. Sakaguchi, and Jacqueline M. Sakaguchi; 7 grandchildren; and much-loved children-in-law and extended Ohana.
The family would like to send special thanks to the staff of Sunshine Homecare and the TMMC nurses and staff.
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