Joanne T. Yahiro, a long-time resident of Watsonville, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, surrounded by her family in her home. She was 69.
Mrs. Yahiro attended E.A. Hall Elementary School, Watsonville High School and Cabrillo College. She enjoyed attending the Westview Presbyterian Church of Watsonville and was an active member of their community. She will be remembered and loved for her dedication to her family and her generosity for others.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Willie Yahiro; children, Jeff Yahiro and Joy Uchida; sister, Jane Kawahara; two grandchildren; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
A Celebration of Joanne's Life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Westview Presbyterian Church, First Street in Watsonville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Western Presbyterian Church of Watsonville or your charity of choice.