ITO, ROSEMARY SHIGEKO, 82, of Monterey Park passed away at her home with her husband of 61 years at her side. She is survived by husband Willie Ito; sons Marc (Helen) Ito, Vincent (Michele) Ito, Matthew (Yvonne) Ito; daughter Sabrina (Jim) Kiilsgaard; grandchildren Tawny Contreras, Michael Ito, Sydney Ito, Corey Ito, Kayla Kiilsgaard, Kyle Kiilsgaard; and great grandchildren Kaden and Isabelle Contreras.

Rosemary was born in Los Angeles. She and her family were interned at Amache, Colo. concentration camp for Japanese and Japanese Americans during WWII. After 3 years, the family returned to the south bay area where her parents established a floral nursery in Hawthorne.

Besides her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she has many nieces and nephews.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Topaz Museum, 55 West Main or P.O. Box 241, Delta, Utah 84624.

A memorial “open house” will be held at her home on March 25. It will be an all-day affair.

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