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Mrs. Yuriko Ajioka, 1933-2019
Mrs. Ajioka’s husband Jim was a engineer for many decades at Hughes Aircraft, in the Comm-Radar Division, Fullerton. He worked with Dr. Nick Yaru, Dr. Ray DuHamel, Mr. Jicha, Mr. Bill Welty and others.  


Mrs. Yuriko Horii Ajioka, 86, of Fullerton California, passed away on Friday May 24, 2019.  

Born in the Los Angeles area to Asataro and Chisako Horii, she was the middle child from a family of six.  

Yuri received her RN from Methodist Hospital Nursing Program, Los Angeles, March 1953.  

She married James Shusaku Ajioka in May 1955. Her family moved to Fullerton from Torrance in 1960.  

She is survived by her siblings Masako Ajioka, Tach Horii, Archie Horii and Taeko Nakata;  her daughter and two sons; Janet, James, and Timothy; six grandchildren, Thomas, Jaime, Alexis, Megan, Arianna, and James.  

As a board member of the Laguna Road Elementary School PTA in 1966, she hosted a meeting with former President Ronald Reagan when he was running for Governor of California.

For Sunny Hills High School PTA she organized class of 1992 grad night.   As a long time resident of Sunny Hills, she loved Fullerton and wouldn't consider anywhere else as home.

A celebration of life will be held on  August 31, 10 am, at Spring Field Banquest Center, 501 N. Harbor, Fullerton CA.


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Paul Saevig, ‘67 on June 14, 2019 at 9:32 PM said:

My mom was Dr, Yaru's secretary at Ground Systems Group, and worked with Mr. Ajioka and all these men for over 30 years,

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