Posted On March 31st, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary


Age 92, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away March 18, 2011 in Honolulu. Born March 23, 1918 in Honokaa, Hawaii. Chiyono taught about 20 years at Kaala Elementary. She was a long-time member of Wahiawa United Methodist Church, Kunia Orchid Club, Hui O’Laulima, Kappa Kappa Lota, and 442 RCT, E Company Veterans Club. She actively participated in tai chi, yoga and other enrichment classes throughout retirement.

She is survived by sons, Melvin (Ruth) Takemoto, Roy (Joan) Takemoto; daughters, Joyce Takemoto, Karen Takemoto of AR; brother, Yasuo Kuwaye of Hilo; sisters, Misao Sakamoto of Palo Alto, CA, Sue Toyama of Hilo, Sachi Tanetake of Mountain View, CA; 3 grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (April 2) at Wahiawa United Methodist Church; (1445 California Ave., Wahiawa) Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 9:30 a.m. Monday (April 4) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No Koden (monetary gifts). No flowers, please.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran