1921 - 2014, Santa Barbara
Tomoko (Tomo) Yamada was born in Ventura, California April 18, 1921 and passed away in Santa Barbara on July 20, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents Sutezo and Hisao Yamada, half-brother Masato, brothers Fukuo and Akira, and sister Harumi.
Tomo attended Santa Barbara Junior High and graduated from Santa Barbara High School. During the war, she and her family were interned at Gila River Camp, Arizona.
After the war, Tomo worked in the accounting office at I. Magnin and retired after 30 years of service.
Tomo was a member of the Santa Barbara Buddhist Church.
Tomo is survived by her brother Shoji Yamada of Los Angeles, her sister Kunie Yanagi of Japan and many nieces and nephews.
All who would like to join the family in remembering Tomo are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Buddhist Church, 1015 E. Montecito Street.