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MICHIKO "MICHI" AOKI
Michi was born on 4/21/1935 in Santa Maria, California to parents Hiroshi and Komitsu Makino.
Michi passed away on July 3, 2008 in the loving care of her immediate family.
Michi studied in Japan, graduated Arroyo Grande High School, married Tad Aoki in 1960, and raised four children. She also taught Dharma School at the Guadalupe Buddhist Temple for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents Hiroshi and Komitsu Makino and brother Bobby Makino.
She is survived by husband Tad Aoki of Santa Maria. Daughters, Naomi Choquette of Mililani, Hawaii, June Trachsel of Pacific Grove. Sons, Stanley and Steven Aoki of San Jose. Grandchildren, Nathan, Kelsi and Jarad Choquette of Mililani, Hawaii and Corinne Trachsel of Pacific Grove. Sister, Hiroko Maenaga of Guadalupe.
Viewing hours will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at the Guadalupe Buddhist Temple with graveside services to follow at Santa Maria Cemetery. Rev. E.D. Fujii officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.
Published in Santa Maria Times on July 8, 2008