Grace Kimie Ashitomi Gima
95, passed away on March 5, 2017. She was born on September 28, 1921 in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She first worked as a maid to help support her family, then later put herself through business school. In 1952 she began working for the federal government in Okinawa where she married Harry S. Gima. Harry donated the land for the Himeyuri Peace Museum in Okinawa. Grace is survived by step-daughter, Helen Gima Yamane, her brothers Roy, Charles, Harold, Kenneth, and Walter Ashitomi, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held on April 15, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at the Honolulu Christian Church.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased