Carolyn Izuno Yokoyama
90, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2021 at Maunalani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center under hospice care. She passed away from complications with pneumonia and dementia. She was born the youngest of 6 siblings, all deceased, to Tokio and Mume Izuno of Kumamoto-Ken, Japan and Pahoa, Hawaii. Survived by husband David, daughter Cheryl Takayama (Luke), sons Darryl (Leigh-Ann) and Gary, 5 grand- daughters, 1 step-grandson, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Tokio Izuno, being the principal of the Pahoa Japanese Language School and a respected leader of the community, was taken into custody by the FBI on December 7, 1941 and sent to various detention and internment camps in Hawaii and on the mainland. Later, her mother, brother Takumi and Carolyn joined him at Jerome, Arkansas and Tule Lake, California. After the war, the family returned to Pahoa where Carolyn graduated from Pahoa High School at age 15. She then attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated in 1951 majoring in elementary education. She taught at Laupahoehoe, Pearl City Elementary and Liliuokalani School, retiring after 15 years of service. She enjoyed making Japanese dolls, ribbon leis, crocheted dish towels and various craft items. She also enjoyed watching her grand- daughters play little league baseball, soccer, softball, tennis and basketball; and taking many tours with several travel agencies. Private services were held at Moiliili Cemetery.
Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary
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