URAGAMI, RUMI, 85, passed away June 5, 2013 at Keiro Nursing Home after a long illness. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Robert “Bob” Katsumi Uragami; daughter, Derry Kinuyo Pierson; and son, Timothy “Tim” Eiji (Cynthia) Uragami. One of her twin daughters, Toni Toyone, passed away as an infant. She also leaves her younger brothers, Minoru “Min” (Mary) and Yutaka (Mariane) Tonai; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives in the US and Japan.

Rumi was born in San Pedro, CA on July 24, 1927, the second daughter of Gengoro and Toyone (Ohtsubo) Tonai, both deceased. Her older siblings were Mizuyo “Mary” (Naotoshi) Otsubo and Ichiro (Grace) Tonai (all deceased). She lived in Terminal Island, San Pedro, in the Seinan District of LA, the Santa Anita Assembly Center, the Amache Relocation Center and finally, Costa Mesa, CA, where she and Bob lived happily together for the last 52 years.

A memorial service was held for Rumi at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 South Central Avenue in the Little Tokyo District of Los Angeles. The Rev. Mark Nakagawa officiated the June 22 service. No burial is planned at this time.

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