Katherine (Kunika) Sakaguchi, 92, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 16, 2012, in Denver. She was born June 18, 1920, in North Platte, Neb., to Takihiko and Takeyo (Shiroyama) Miyoshi.
Katherine was raised on a farm in Hershey, Neb., but lived in Brighton for the majority of her life. She worked as a deputy clerk for Adams County Government for many years and retired in 1990. She was a member of the Brighton Nisei Women’s Club.
In her free time, Katherine enjoyed playing Bridge and taking trips to the mountains. She was loving mother, grandmother and “Obachan” (great-grandmother) and she will be greatly missed.
Katherine is survived by her children, Joyce (Richard) Phillips, of Brighton, and Robert (Deborah) Sakaguchi, of Broomfield; sisters, Alice Matsutani, of North Platte, Neb., Sara (Sam) Terasaki and Patricia (Sam) Hatasaka, both of Denver; three grandchildren, Tracy Sakaguchi, of Arvada, Tammy (Gerald) Sellers, of Broomfield, and Kristen (Brian) Filizetti, of Salt Lake City; seven great-grandchildren, Joy, Ty, Deegan, Paige, logan, Kayla and Kessa. Other survivors include many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Kyosuke, in 1994, and four brothers, Alfred, Edward, Richard and Miles.
Visitation was Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Funeral service followed Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, both at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.