In Memoriam: Becky Ishii

Longtime MATHCOUNTS of California volunteer Becky Lynn Ishii passed away May 9, 2023. Born in Artesia on May 15, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ken and Mary Tsujioka, dedicated wife to Cliff, doting mother to Kamerin, beloved sister to Ruby, Ron (Sandy), Terry (Mick) and Tammy (David), a connector of cousins, and a caring friend to many.

Becky grew up in Cypress where she and her husband partnered in his engineering firm and volunteering for MATHCOUNTS of California, the National Society of Professional Engineers–California, and Orange County Optimists.

She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with Phi Kappa Phi honors and a degree in Speech and Hearing, and lived most of her life in La Palma, serving in PTA leadership, Sunday school teaching, hosting exchange students from Japan, and serving on the Board of Trustees of Cypress College Foundation, which recognized her and her husband’s civic contributions by naming them La Palma Citizens of the Year.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Becky Ishii Memorial Endowment at Cypress College Foundation.