Amy Akiko Usui Imamura
(1/1/29 to 10/14/18) We honored our mother's wishes to hold private services without fuss upon her death. A year has passed; we still miss her individuality, sense of humor, and grace. Amy was born on January 1st, 1929 in Kyoto Prefecture Japan. She had two brothers, Shigeo and Fusao. While working as a secretary for the U.S. Government in Japan, she met Edwin Imamura and married him on December 22, 1949. After 58 years of marriage, Eddie passed away in 2007. Amy was supremely athletic, started jogging before it became trendy and won a Pineapple Run when she was 50 years old. She also became proficient in ballroom dancing, line dancing, and tai chi. Amy had a keen appreciation of beauty, art and music; was always dressed fashionably with a special sense of style; and, had a way of looking at the world, that extended beyond Wahiawa and Hawaii. Amy read books, played classical piano and guitar, painted landscapes in oil, and was an excellent cook and seamstress. Amy knitted and crocheted; she made a quilt in every grandchild's favorite colors. Amy was a unique individual - in her style and thinking. Her dream was to move to San Francisco and become a famous artist, but she gave it up to live in Hawaii and raise her family. Thank you, Mom, for your sacrifice and for being an example of love, strength and beauty to us all. We love and miss you. From your children: Sherry and Paul Ryan, Kelly Imamura and Linda Poon, and Linda and Steve Yoneshige; your grandchildren: Bridgett and Kyle Welch, Brook Barefoot, David Imamura and Kate Farley, Holly Imamura, Heather Nahina (predeceased) and Kyle Yoneshige; and, your great-grandchildren: Nicholas and Jasmine Simmons, Morgan and Travis Payne, Brett and Blake Barefoot, and Elijah and Ryan Welch.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased