Mary Yoshikawa Estrada

May 6, 1916June 9, 2013
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Mary Yoshikawa Estrada our amazing and beautiful mother/grandmother passed away on June 9, 2013, at La Canada Care Center in Tucson, AZ. She was born on May 6, 1916, in Hayden, Arizona to Ginsuke (Frank) Yoshikawa and Esther Gonzalez Yoshikawa. She graduated from Benson High School in Benson, Arizona. After high school she attended Arizona State College (now ASU), St. Mary's College of Nursing in Tucson, and graduated from Arizona Central College at age 62. She owned and operated a grocery store in Hayden/San Pedro for many years and worked as a teacher's aide for many years in the Hayden/Winkelman School District. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Joe P. Estrada and is survived by her children, Raul (Gloria), Randy (Rose), Roy (Virginia), Bettina (Phillip) Grajeda; her sister, Celia; 13 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren who loved her and will miss her. Services at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013. Catholic Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 602 West Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona, 85713, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Interment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mary Yoshikawa Estrada

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Esther Gastelum

June 19, 2013

Dear Bettina, I just heard of Tia's passing. May God Bless you and yours and comfort you.
I have very fond memories of her. May she rest in peace.

Marty Meeden

June 19, 2013

Blessings to you and your family.

Mary Marquez

June 17, 2013

In memory to a wonderful person who touched so many. May God's grace comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Kathy Marquez-Schmitt

June 17, 2013

To the Estrada Family - I am deeply saddened by the passing of Nana Mary. She was a wonderful person and has touched so many lives. She will forever be in my heart.

Ronald Romero

June 17, 2013

Im sincerely saddened by Mary passing away. Sandy and our family will cherish our memories with fondness and laughter. Our grief is with you and your families in this sorrowing time.

Mabel Cottingham/Whitt

June 16, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your Mother.

Arnold, Rosie Mares and family

June 16, 2013

Our most sincere condolences to Roy and Virginia and the extended Estrada families. What a legacy Mary leaves behind. A gifted, kind hearted, hard working, proud, gentle soul. We will cherish the memories of a life time as she celebrates her birth into everlasting life. What a blessing we were granted to be part of her life. We are a phone call away, if there is anything we can help with. God Bless you all during this tough time, a time of very well deserved rest for your mom, nana, friend, neighbor, loved one. Small town people have a special bond, we all now have a special Angel in the heavens. Mary, rest in peace, may perpetual light shine upon you always. The family will all be together these next few days for the services, once these days pass, remember to check on each other from time to time, she wouldn't have it any other way!

Katarina Estrada

June 16, 2013

Love you Nana rest in peace

Gloria Ann Guzman

June 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. May God bless you and give you strength.

gilbert lagunas

June 15, 2013

My Condolences to the Estrada Families. Was a privilidge knowing Mrs. Estrada she will be missed but always in our Heart