OBITUARY

Wasako Otsuka Fenex

April 20, 1935July 27, 2018
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Wasako Otsuka Fenex, 83, of Riverside, CA passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018. She passed as she had lived, with dignity and strength. Our Mom’s proudest achievement was her children. We could not be more proud of her and we’ll never be able to fill the hole that she has left in our hearts. She was the sole proprietor and owner of the Cozy Corner Yarn Shoppe in Riverside for 30 years. She was passionate about knitting, creating the most beautiful custom garments for her many cherished customers. She retired and closed her business in 2007. But she never stopped knitting. Wasako was born on April 20, 1935 in Gunma-ken, Tokyo, Japan to Tokutaro and Yoshie Otsuka. When her parents died prematurely, she and her brother Shoichi were raised by their grandfather Fukutaro. Wasako met and married her husband, Guy Whitney Fenex, in Tokyo, and left Japan to become a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1958. Her survivors include her three children; daughter Mika Fenex of Morgan Hill, CA; son Brett Fenex of Santa Rosa, CA; and son Lindy Fenex of Riverside, CA; and six grandchildren, Amber Fenex, Lily Fenex, Jackson Fenex, Brooke Fenex, Daniel Fenex and Zach Fenex. Wasako was preceded in death her husband Guy and her brother Shoichi Otsuka. Visitation will be held Thursday August 16, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary at 7944 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504. Funeral Services will follow on Friday August 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., also at Acheson and Graham. Interment will take place at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside CA, 92518.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 17, 2018
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Wasako Otsuka Fenex

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at Cozy Corner Yarn Shoppe

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Mom after retirement

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