Mary Tomoye Meifu passed away peacefully at a convalescent hospital on February 24, 2013. She was born in Hollister to Chica and Toichi Nitta on August 1, 1924. She was the eighth of nine children and attended schools in Watsonville until she was relocated to a camp in Poston, Arizona during World War II. When the war was over, she returned to Watsonville where she met Katsumi Meifu and married him in 1949. They lived in the Los Angeles area until his death in 1979 and she returned to Watsonville. Mary loved to crochet and knit and would often make gifts for her family and friends. She also loved to watch tennis and football and was so happy that her local team, the 49's were going to the Super Bowl this year..
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Noboru, Masaru, Kongo, Susumu and her sisters, Florence, Yoshiko, Lorraine and Betty. She is survived by her daughter Ann, son-in-law Jack, granddaughter Melissa and great-grandchildren Dylan, Jaiden and Bryce.
A memorial service will be held at Westview Presbyterian Church, 118 First Street, at 11:00 on Saturday, March 16.