Yo was born in Fallon, Nev. and raised on a farm famous for growing “Hearts of Gold” cantaloupe. She began her college education at the University of Nevada, Reno and completed laboratory technical school in St. Louis, Mo. Yo worked as a laboratory technician in Keokuk, Iowa before returning to the Bay Area where she married Hideyo Adachi and joined the family business of Adachi Florist and Nursery in El Cerrito.
Together they celebrated 57 anniversaries before Hideyo passed away at the age of 94.
She was loved and respected for her generosity, thoughtfulness, fairness, open-mindedness, inner strength and ability to bring out the best in others. She enjoyed time spent with family, cooking, camping with her clan near Lassen National Park, relaxing in Lake Tahoe and attending the San Francisco Civic Light Opera and 49ers, Raiders and Warriors games.
Yo is survived by her sons and daughters Ken, Miki, Steve, Wendy and Themy-Jo Adachi, their spouses Myrna Adachi, Janice Adachi, Wayne Takata and Cheryl Hanson, her grandchildren Kelly, Megan, Michael, Tyler, Sierra and Keilani, her brother Tom Ito, sisters Shizu Matsui, Taka Watanabe and Tomi Isono, and in-laws Tak Watanabe, Elsie Ogata, Tosh and Kimi Adachi. John and Ruby Hiramoto.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. at the Berkeley Buddhist Temple, 2121 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA.
Sunset View Mortuary