Toshiko Watanabe Spence
January 26, 1949 – January 21, 2020
Toshiko Watanabe Spence passed away on 21 January 2020. Her sudden death is mourned by all. She is survived by her husband Bob Spence, her son Jimmy Spence and her siblings Fumiharu, Miwako, Taneo and Shizuko. Toshiko was born in Niigata Japan on 26 January 1949. After graduating from the Catholic High School in Niigata where she was the valedictorian, she received a degree in nursing. She was a Registered Nurse in Kawasaki City for many years. She met Bob at the International Friendship Club in Tokyo Japan. They were married on 20 May 1984 in Palos Verdes California. She was a Registered nurse in Japan and the United States for fourty years. She retired from Kaiser Permanente after an 18 year career. She was the green thumb of the family. Caring for her garden every day she loved this above all else. She was passionate about her dogs and her singing club. She was a Soprano. She and was very active in her church serving in many capacities.
The funeral service will be held at West Covina Christina Church on 1 February at 2:00 P.M. Flowers can be sent to Draper Mortuary in Ontario.
- Memorial Service Saturday, February 1, 2020