Margaret Hatsue Shimizu
MARGARET HATSUE SHIMIZU Margaret Hatsue Shimizu passed peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at age 91. Born in Honolulu her parents emigrated from Hiroshima to Hawaii in 1920. Graduated from McKinley High School in 1940, she married and is survived by her son Steven (Aileen Uchida) Shimizu and daughters Deborah (Gary) Frasco and Joan (Calvin) Lai. Grandchildren Ryan (Dawny) Frasco, Kelly (Kainoa) Asato, Cristopher (Soo) Lai and Jonathan Lai. She also is survived by great-grandchildren Noah Frasco, Kai and Kouta Asato, Sophia Lai and Aki, Kemo, Honey, Kage and Tomo Shimizu. A very special Mahalo to Arlene Agpalza her caretaker for over 2 years. In the 50s and 60s she was known for raising pigs on their dairy farm. During this time she found a love of vegetable gardening. In the late 60s to early 90s she grew pikake. For years her Hawaii Kai home was surrounded by pikake that she would pick in early morning and string for customers by noon. She sewed beautiful pikake lei that she strung by size like pearls. By the mid 90s her eyesight began to fail and she asked her son to remove most of the pikake bushes so she could grow more fruit and veggies. She often made tsukemono with her home grown vegetables and shared this with family and friends. She enjoyed babysitting her grand- children when they were young and doing crafts with grand- daughter Kelly. She also enjoyed dog sitting Max and Tiffany who adored her and who preceded her in death. She was an excellent cook who loved to host New Year's Day for her family and friends. Margret traveled to Japan often with family to visit her mother who lived to 103. The family requests no koden. Private family service were held.
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