It wasn't time. You are the best daughter, sister, mother and friend to everyone. Love you like crazy!
  • 45 years old
  • Born on April 18, 1965 in Inglewood, California, United States.
  • Passed away on March 8, 2011 in Newport Beach, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sayuri Takeda who was born on April 18, 1965 and passed away on March 8, 2011. We will remember her forever.



Posted by Judy Smith on 5th January 2019
Happy New Year Sweet Angel!
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 25th December 2018
Merry Christmas Sayuri. I miss you very much !
Posted by Judy Smith on 18th April 2018
Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady!!! Miss you!!! xo
Posted by Craig Seki on 18th April 2018
Hello...happy birthday Si!!!! Are you celebrating like I know you would be? I’m sure there’s a lot better things to do for your birthday up there than here. So have a great day touring the Milky Way and watch out for Uranus! It will get you every time! Haha. Enjoy, have fun! I can hear your laugh from here. XOXO, Craig
Posted by John Valdivia on 18th April 2018
Dear Say, As I sit here eating lunch over my keyboard in true fashion-retail-worker-bee-mode, to see its your birthday, brings a smile to my face. Life is too short and so sweet. I am sure you are looking down on us and I'm sure cake in heaven is so much better. Miss you.
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 18th April 2018
Happy birthday , miss you lots, even more so in April ... Love, your sister
Posted by Dani Valdivia on 9th March 2018
Hey mom, I miss you and I’m at a lost of word of what to say. At the last minute I just want you to know I love you, more than life and I’m trying to hang onto the memories we all have together but as each year goes by it gets harder and harder. I know your spirit lives inside me and I thank you for everything you’ve taught me in the little time we had together. I love you mom. Paradise is the place for you, -your daughter
Posted by Craig Seki on 8th March 2018
WOW!!! Sayuri, did you see what your son has written about you? You can truly see how much he has matured into a fine young man...So you know you don't need to worry about him or Dani...but you already knew that didn't you. How all these years have suddenly passed, so quickly...but there are a lot of people here that continue to have you in their thoughts and prayers. You will always be really special to all of us and will be missed until the day we meet again...and we will meet again! Love, hugs and kisses until then...
Posted by Judy Smith on 8th March 2018
7 years ago a beautiful friend left this earth to protect and watch over her family and friends. A couple of months ago Eric and I has a wonderful surprise visit from Dani. Seeing and hugging her was like seeing and hugging you. You are missed every day sweet Angel and your friendship has never left my heart! xo
Posted by Dane Valdivia on 8th March 2018
I sit here in my room 7 years later on this fateful day writing my very first message to you...All I can say is that not a second goes by in the day that I don't reminisce about our time together. The time we shared will never leave my mind in this lifetime or any other after it. It's always tough for us this time of year even including dad even though the times weren't always good he still loves you to this day but I'm sure you know that already. I wish you could've been here to see how much we've grown up its been real crazy hahaha. God Dani looks exactly like you she's beautiful and smart in every way just like you were. As for me I've grown a lot as a person since your passing and I've come to the facts that not everything in life is fair but its how you live through those hard moments is what really shows your true character. Although my life had some real dark moments throughout these 7 years I've begun to see a real change in myself better than anything before and I know its because of you. It will never be the same without you but I know that Dani and I will get through it together we promise you that. For anyone that sees this message on here I would just like to say on behalf of myself, my sister, my aunt Shelly and my dad and anyone else who has ever cared for my mother like we have I just want to say I thank you so much for your support and condolences over these past 7 years it truly means the world to all of us. It really has shown me how much of an impact my mom had on peoples lives and how much she was loved by everyone. Judy Smith and the rest of the Smith family I will always have a special place in my heart for all of you thank you thank you so much for always posting on here my mom truly loved your family with all of her heart and I know appreciates every single post you've made. I also thank Craig Seki for always being here too my mom always told stories about good times with you and will always appreciate your thoughts for her. Lastly, I thank my aunt Shelly for everything she's ever done for anyone especially for mom I know its been hard believe me I've been living it but I just want you to know that mom will always be looking after you from above she's always been there through thick and thin she will forever be our guardian angel. I know this has been long but I would like to end on this note to my mom Sayuri, I will always live my life through you and I will strive to be the best person I can be to this world and anyone else I meet you were the perfect example of the best mom someone could ask for and I will always admire the sacrifices you made for me and Dani to keep us happy. I can't say this enough but mom, I want you to know that I'm gonna be alright through the hardships I've gone through and all the dark moments I knew there was a light at the end of this and Ive finally found it thanks to you. I love you more than words can ever describe and I hope that one day I'll be able to give you that hug I've been missing all these years I love you mom -Dane
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 8th March 2018
miss you
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 1st January 2018
Happy New Year.......someone left a gift for you on my front porch the other day. Thank you, whoever it was.
Posted by Judy Smith on 26th December 2017
Merry Christmas sweet Angel!! xo
Posted by Judy Smith on 25th April 2017
Happy Birthday sweet Angel!!!
Posted by Craig Seki on 18th April 2017
Happy birthday Si!!!!!!! Xoxoxoxoxox
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 18th April 2017
Tanjobi omedeto gozaimasu!
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 17th March 2017
Good day today...... wish you were here!
Posted by Judy Smith on 9th March 2017
Miss you!!! Johno does too!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo
Posted by Deanna Jackson on 8th March 2017
Remembering Si today. It's been 6 years but in some ways seems like a lifetime ago. I can remember exactly where I was when we last spoke on the phone...we made plans to get together for dinner and we both flaked. How did that happen? I can hear your voice and your loud laugh and remember how you always laughed until you had tears in your eyes. You adored your kids and we shared working-mom struggle stories. I miss and love you tons. Xoxox Dee
Posted by John Valdivia on 8th March 2017
Dear friend Si, to her children, family and to her friends. As hard as it is to believe it's been 6 years. To feel both the sadness of our Si who left us too soon. It also gives me the opportunity to reflect on her beautiful smile, her laugh and outgoing tough gal personality. How I wish her and Vicky would call me for a surprise lunch as they often did when in NY. I miss you Si. My love to all, we share in the grief of loosing a wonderful person.
Posted by Craig Seki on 8th March 2017
Hi Si...hugs, kisses and thoughts...very grateful for this sight. Reminds me to always remember you! Time flies and we get caught up in everyday life, so those who have left us behind sometimes are forgotten for a period of time until something reminds us of them. Never the less, it saddens me today, just as the day you left us. Miss you!
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 8th March 2017
Miss you very much!
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 25th December 2016
Merry Christmas! Miss you !
Posted by Judy Smith on 20th April 2016
Happy Birthday Angel!!! Love and Miss You! Eric, Judy, Erica and Johno
Posted by Craig Seki on 18th April 2016
Happy Birthday Si!!! We all miss you, love you and will always remember you!
Posted by Kenny Stilwell on 18th April 2016
I just looked at what I said last year and I had to laugh because I said the same thing (plus a little more) but it's from my heart. You had such a big impact on my life. Miss you.
Posted by Kenny Stilwell on 18th April 2016
Miss you! I would love to hear your voice one more time.
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 18th April 2016
Happy. happy birthday! Luv you, miss you.............
Posted by Judy Smith on 9th March 2016
Miss you!!!! xo
Posted by Craig Seki on 8th March 2016
Miss you as always Si...the good thing is, is that I WILL see you again! that is my hope...
Posted by James Nakaoka on 8th March 2016
Si, Happy Birthday ! I can't believe it's been almost 5yrs...You are terribly missed and I'm definitely richer in having been your friend.
Posted by Craig Seki on 27th February 2016
Came home tonight, visited some friends and have a lot of thoughts going through my head...I miss so many people that have always had great influence on my life. I just wish that you were here tonight. I am so sad tonight...the Bowie song is playing on this site as I type this...I hope that you get to meet him, as he has had a great impact on my life as well. I miss you and hope you get this message. Craig
Posted by Judy Smith on 26th December 2015
Merry Christmas our sweet Angle!!! xo
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 26th December 2015
Merry Christmas.... Miss you a lot
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 10th May 2015
Happy Mother's Day, Sayuri.
Posted by Craig Seki on 19th April 2015
Happy Birthday Si! Love You, miss You!
Posted by Judy Smith on 18th April 2015
Happy Birthday Sayuri!!! Miss ya lots girlie!!! xoxoxo
Posted by Kenny Stilwell on 18th April 2015
Happy BDay Sayuri, I would give anything to hear your voice right now. I will never forget telling Darlene that you were gone and she said that the world will never be the same and she was right. I miss you. Love, Kenny
Posted by James Nakaoka on 9th March 2015
I always thought that you would be there to share our lives together....and still find it hard to visit this site. BUT....LOVE you from all of us.
Posted by Craig Seki on 9th March 2015
Hello Si...still thinking of you from time to time...wondering what you are doing. Miss you a lot and think that my life was much more full and fun when you were you forever!
Posted by Traci Reach-Kelley on 8th March 2015
The other day Kenny sent me the photo of three of us and Scott from Winter Formal (I think). He misses you so much Si. We both remember what an amazing person you were - gone way too soon. Know that you are thought of often by many people and missed very much. xoxo
Posted by Judy Smith on 8th March 2015
4 years ago an Angel left this earth to watch over us. Sayuri you are forever missed!!! xo
Posted by Farica Moran on 8th March 2015
Still missing you Si! That contagious laugh, beautiful smile and caring heart!! Wishing I could see you again~ but knowing you are free helps me think of you with happiness.
Posted by John Valdivia on 8th March 2015
Hello Si, I cant believe its been 4 years. We get so busy in our lives and we are always rushing to the next. We never stop to appreciate the moment, good or bad. I am sitting here, just having quiet time. Decided to check email and there is your name. I am in the winter of NY and its been long and cold. I am also moving thru a difficult time in my life, Seeing your face in the photo with your children, well, it made me sad and it made me also realize we all have to appreciate ever day we have to share with others. I need support today and you showed up for me in the most unexpected way. Angles are all around us. Love you your family. John
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 25th December 2014
Merry Christmas!
Posted by Judy Smith on 11th May 2014
Happy Mother's Day to one of the best I have every known...Johno says he agrees!!! Miss you. xo
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 11th May 2014
Happy Mother's Day, sis.
Posted by Craig Seki on 18th April 2014
Happy Birthday Si!!!! Missing you. Hope you are celebrating big today. XOXOXOXO!!!!
Posted by Judy Smith on 18th April 2014
Happy Birthday Sweet Angel....your are forever thought of and missed! xo
Posted by Shelly Takeda on 18th April 2014
Happy Birthday! Love you, miss you...

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