Personal note from Friends of Belle
Our dear Belle modelled Jesus's compassion, wisdom, and fruit of the Spirit. Although we are not able to gather together to celebrate Belle's life due to the pandemic, we can be inspired by each other's memories and stories of Belle. Please share a condolence, story, photo or video.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:22-23
Belle Ito passed away at Sutter Hospital Medical Center in Sacramento on July 9. She was 90. Belle was born in Brawley, Calif., the eighth of nine children born to Ichizo and Tsuta Suzuki Sano. When she was 11, she was sent with her family to the World War II internment camp in Poston, Ariz. She married Noboru Ito in 1950 in Riverside, Calif. After attending California State University, Stanislaus, she received a BS in …