Dorothy C. Tanaka

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

June 29, 1915 – July 23, 2012
Passed away peacefully on July 23, 2012 at the age of 97 surrounded by her family and the loving staff of Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A comforting and loving ending to a woman who gave so much to her family and friends.
Dorothy was born in Honolulu, Hi and was married 43 years to Harry M. Tanaka the founder of Green Thumb Inc. who died in 1985. They both traveled the world extensively and always enjoyed planning their next journey of discovery to faraway places. Dorothy loved her home, family and her faith. She will be missed by everyone she touched with her sweet love and incredible wisdom.
Dorothy is survived by her sister Leatrice Matsumoto, four daughters Junedale “June” (George) Nojiri, Loreen “Michi” (James) Furuyama, Geraldine “Gerry” (Ryan) Uyeunten and Jeanne (Jerry) Joiner who resides in Tiburon, CA. Grandchildren Jamen Chai, Micah (Eri) Furuyama, Malia Joiner who resides in San Anselmo, California, Mia (Jon) Iida and three great grandchildren Genevieve, Keiden and Naya.
A celebration of her life will be held on August 21, 2012 at the Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation will be at 5pm with service to follow at 6pm.

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