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GADDIS, Reiko Chida
GADDIS, Reiko Chida Age 78, of Lancaster, Calif., passed away in peaceful comfort with her family by her side on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Antelope Valley Hospital and will be laid to rest at Joshua Memorial park & Mortuary. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who dedicated her life to the self-sacrificing task of caring for her family and home, Reiko was selfless and always put her familys needs above her own. An excellent cook, professional cake designer and seamstress, her passions included gardening where she spent most of her days tending to her many flowers, plants and was an avid fan of spooky movies. In the spotlight of the stage she sang karaoke songs in support of her Japanese American culture ulitmately winning multiple awards, a true inspiration to her family and friends. Reiko was born to her father Shingoryo Chida and mother, Tsuki Yokoyama on January 3, 1936 in Tomari Villiage in Hokkaido, Japan. She was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Ai Kobayashi of Nihamashi Ehime Ken, Japan. Surviving is her siser Tei Kon of Ebestu Shi, Japan and half-brothers, Shei and Shinichi Machihira of Hokkaido, Japan. Her immediate surviving family includes beloved husband retired Air Force, Senior Master Sergeant, Edward D. Gaddis of Lancaster, Calif.; their children and grandchildren are son, Steven R. Angell and daughter-in-law, Geri L. Angell of California City, Calif. daughter, Donna L. Angell of Lancaster, Calif.; grandchildren, Brandon C. Angell of Lancaster, Calif., katie M. Angell of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Preston T. Angell of Lancaster, Calif. 'God picked the most beautiful flower for his garden.'Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster www.joshuamortuary.com

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