Leatrice Yoshiko Miyaoka
Leatrice Yoshiko Miyaoka, 99, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2021. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, on March 13, 1922. When Leatrice was 9 years old, the Miyaoka family moved to Japan hoping to seek better opportunities, but returned shortly thereafter. Leatrice and her older sister, Chieko, remained in Japan to attend the Japanese School and lived with their relatives. Some 3 years later, Leatrice and her sister, returned to Hawaii to re-join the rest of the Miyaoka family in Hawaii.

Leatrice graduated from McKinley High School and the Business College. As a young adult, her first job was at a Bank for couple years. In 1945, she started work for the Federal Government and eventually, worked for the US Army Hawaii at Fort Shafter, and retired as an accountant in 1979.

Leatrice was active for a long time with the Sayegusa Sogetsu Ikebana School and participated in many public exhibits throughout the State. She was also a long-time volunteer at the gift shops at the Kuakini Hospital and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

She is remembered for being strong, always smiling, generous, caring and helpful to others.

Leatrice is survived by sister Jane Takara and family and many nieces and nephews and their families of her late siblings, Chieko Inter, Jeanette Hasegawa and Kenneth Miyaoka.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Jovy Suniga and her family for their loving care of Leatrice, over the past few years.

Private services will be held and will be followed by a Public walk through on Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel.

No monetary donations or flowers.

Arrangements Provided By:
Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased