Well on Mar. 29th, 2012 my mother-in-law, Grace Nishimoto passed away. She was born on 31 Aug. 1923. She experienced a bad fall on the Monday prior to her passing. It seemed to the family that after the fall that she was OK. But her head had injuries inside that caused serious bleeding and she had to be taken to the hospital where she was put on life support. On Thursday the family gathered as she was taken off life support, soon afterwhich she passed away. It was hard on my husband, of course who had gone down their home in Nevada after he heard the sad news. The funeral was April 6th and we went together as a family to the services.
The service was really nice and the talks by Cas, Ian and Erin provided me with some new insights and information that I knew nothing about.
Each of us got a lei brought by Mark Kanetsuna. His mother, Sharon, was the missionary companion of Grace in their single days. Sharon Kanetsuna and her husband were at the Family History Library and they knew the Nishimotos, but I don't recall that they mentioned that they were missionary companions. At least I can't remember that. Sharon has also passed away. The leis were provided by a friend of the family Hilton Lui. I can still remember the wedding gift that he gave us, almost 38 years ago!