Aug. 4, 1935 - Oct. 3, 2018 San Jose
Yukie (Kuramoto) Matsuoka, born on August 4, 1935 in Hilo, Hawaii, to the late Masako Kuramoto and Masato Kuramoto, passed away at age 83 on October 3, 2018 in San Jose, CA. Yukie graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in nursing. She worked at various hospitals and health centers and was a hospice nurse for many years before retiring in 2002. Yukie was the loving wife of the late Robert Minoru Matsuoka. Yukie is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Cavanagh and Denise Matsuoka; son, Eric Matsuoka; grandchildren, Tim Caton, Ayme Dickson, Daniel Dickson, Jayme Cavanagh and Keelin Matsuoka; great-grandchildren Gabriel Talavera and Van Dickson; brothers, Richard Kuramoto, Gerald Kuramoto and Burton Kuramoto; and sisters, Saeko Sato and Kiku Sasaki. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dennis Kuramoto and Terance Kuramoto; and sister, Toshiko Kukino. Yukie loved golf, traveling, ballroom dancing, cooking, baking, and the Golden State Warriors. Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial service on October 20, 2018 at 5:30pm at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin at 640 N. Fifth Street in San Jose.
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