Michi Sakaguchi

Michi Sakaguchi

Sept. 1935 ~ May 2020

Michi Sakaguchi

Sept. 1935 ~ May 2020

Michi Sakaguchi of Turlock, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the age of 84 years old.

Michi was born in Merced to Yoshio and Masako Baba and grew up with her family in the Cortez Community.  She married Makoto “Mac” Sakaguchi and raised five children on their farm in Delhi, and later moved to Turlock.

In 1977 she began to work for Banquet Foods/Conagra, which is where she met many of her life long friends.  She had so many great memories of the times she shared with them.  She eventually retired from Conagra at the age of 63.

Michi was known for her smile and kindness to others, and was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Warriors, 49ers and San Francisco Giants.  She had a passion for animals, and was loved by the neighborhood pets when she greeted them through her walks around the block.

She is survived by her children Judy Ramos, Mike (Maria) Sakaguchi, Debbie (Tim) Fitch and Jodi Lee; siblings Franklin Baba and Nobie Huie; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, a small private service was held.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com

Memorial donations may be made to Covenant Care Hospice of Turlock, also known as Covenantcare At Home of Turlock, 125 N. Broadway Ste 1A, Turlock, CA 95380, www.convenantcareathome.org

We want to thank the all the caregivers over the past several years who cared for our Mom and supported the family, and most recently, a special thanks to the staff from Covenant Care At Home of Turlock.


  • Julie kolodziej May 21, 2020 5:42 pm

    My heart is sad to hear of Michis passing ,,Such a wonderful lady ,,She was always smiling ,my thoughts and prayers go out to Jody and family ,,

  • Katie Lemons May 21, 2020 5:48 pm

    We will always cherish the wonderful/fun memories we made together thru the years . You will always be carried in our hearts with loving fondness. Thank-You for your special friendship .Rest In Peace ,Dear Michi ❤️❤️

    Katie & Greg

  • Robin May 21, 2020 10:50 pm

    My prayers are with your whole family. I will always remember her sweet spirit working with her for many years at Banquet foods! Until we all meet again!

  • Tami Fulton May 22, 2020 12:33 am

    My condolences go out to the family of Michi Sakaguchi. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Sandra “Chata” Fagundes May 22, 2020 2:40 am

    So many great memories I will treasure forever we’re spent swimming at the Sakaguchi’s.

    Michi was such a giving and gracious host.

  • Kim Harmon May 22, 2020 2:40 pm

    There is now a huge void in this world. The passing of a woman who has a smile that made you always feel welcomed in her home and family events. I am so glad we had the honor to know you.

    Rest In Peace Michi.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie and your family during this time.

    Michi you touched many and will be missed.

    Kim and Taylor

  • Matt and Adrena Modzelewski May 22, 2020 3:47 pm

    May you rest in peace, our beloved friend.
    We will miss your smile and laughter, but you will always be in our hearts.
    We are forever grateful you welcomed us to be part of your family.
    Much love,
    Matt and Adrena

  • Maxine Shelby May 22, 2020 3:48 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Don & Jean Bothun May 23, 2020 11:27 pm

    Michi was the sweetest, loving , caring friend
    Always treasured our time years ago attending Livingston High School sports/football games. The delicious snack she would make and such a giving heart. A wonderful family and she will be missed. Our hearts are with you all.

  • Ellen Ratzlaff May 25, 2020 9:59 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Muchi’s passing. She was a very kind, sweet lady. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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