Joyce Michiko Sahara was born March 15, 1942, in Fresno and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Nov. 27.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Robert Sahara, D.V.M. of Davis, and daughter Jennifer Sahara Dalbec, son-in-law Tim Dalbec and granddaughter Kelsey of Saratoga.
She was preceded in death by her father Steve Sanwo and leaves behind her mother Grace Sanwo, sister Charlene (Stan) Hirotsu, brother Norman (Kathi) Sanwo, and sister-in-law Wendy (Johnny) Mori, all of Southern California; brother-in-law Fred (Julie) Sahara of Texas, and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce will be remembered for her 36 years of devoted teaching in Torrance, Davis, and Winters, and her generous volunteer work at the Asian Community Center and Sacramento Buddhist Church. She enjoyed quilting, knitting/crocheting, crafts, gardening, playing with her granddaughter and traveling.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Sacramento
Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Boulevard in Sacramento. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the SBC Legacy Endowment Fund, buddhistchurch.com/
legacy.htm, or charity of your choice.