Anna Sharlene Keen Yokochi
Anna Sharlene Keen YokochiAnna Sharlene Keen Yokochi, age 73, passed away on February 21, 2022. She was born on March 8, 1948, in Fort Worth, Texas to Fred Keen and Marian Elizabeth Smith and spent her early childhood in Fort Worth before moving to Southern California with her mother and brother. She graduated from South Gate High School and attended Beauty school and became a certified beautician; however, soon after that, she started working at Women's Hospital, Los Angeles County-USC Medical as a certified phlebotomist where she met Gareth, her loving husband of 45 years. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Hawaii and she continued working as a phlebotomist, first at Kaiser Clinic Koolau, then later for DLS in the Kapiolani Medical Center POB. She retired from DLS in 1994.

She was very proud of her Italian-Swedish heritage. Her maternal grandfather emigrated from Lake Como, Italy, and went through Ellis Island, and her paternal descendants fought in the American Revolutionary War and, also, participated in the Battle of San Jacinta freeing Texas from Mexico.

She loved to go skiing, eating different cuisines, listening to music from the 60's and 70's, talking with her girlfriends, and, especially, bargain shopping. She was a true animal lover and treated their dog, Benji, as part of the family. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. She also had a remarkable ability to recall past events and could tell you what she wore the first day she went to first grade in Texas. She could also remember the name of a song, the lyrics, and the artist who sang it, as long as it was from the 60's and 70's.

She was so very proud to own and drive her 1965 canary yellow Corvette and was saddened when she eventually had to part with it.

She was a proud, independent, and caring soul who will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, Gareth, and her brother, Fred.

At her request no memorial service will be held, instead, her wish was to be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cypress, in California near her mother's grave site at a later date.

Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel

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