Sumiko Allee, of Northridge, passed away March 8, 2013. Born in 1933 in San Diego, Sumi grew up there. As Japanese Americans, from 1942 to 1945 Sumi, her parents and her 5 siblings were relocated to Poston III War Relocation Center. She attended UC Berkeley and graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. Sumi moved to Los Angeles and continued studying at Chouinard Art Institute. After her marriage to Russ Allee in 1966 they lived in Torrance and started a family, and in 1974 the family moved to Northridge. Sumi was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an artist and a free spirit. Her love and friendship will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Sumi is survived by her husband Russ Allee; sons Jon Allee and David Allee; granddaughter Raine Allee; sisters Sonoye Yasuda, Satsuki Hada, Reiko Nakano; daughter in law Laurie Allee; sisters in law Yukako Nakano and Virginia Allee and an extended loving family of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00PM at The Little Chapel of the Dawn, 1925 Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica.