Information for Hiromu James Iwakiri

15 June, 1912 – 13 October, 1990

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Jim Iwakiri

    Funeral services for Hiromu James “Jim” Iwakiri, 78, of Nampa, who died Saturday, Oct. 13, 1990, at the Nampa hospital will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Allsip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Marvin E. Cook of Nampa officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Jim was born June 15, 1912, in Fife, Wash., to Hatsusaburo and Shige Iwakiri.  He was reared and educated in Washington.  He married Dorothy Kawata July 3, 1935, in Los Angeles, Calif.  In 1939 they moved to Tacoma, Wash., where he worked in a lumber mill.  At the beginning of World War II they were relocated to Hunt Camp, Idaho, where they lived from 1942 to 1945.  In 1945 they were released and moved to JeromeIdaho, where he started farming.  They farmed for 22 years there and then retired, moving to Burley where he worked for the J.R. Simplot Co.  He retired from Simplot’s in 1977.  They later moved to Nampa where they had since resided.
    He was a member of the Lutheran Church.  Jim loved fishing and working in his garden.
    He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Nampa; five sons, Paul Iwakiri and Richard Iwakiri, Idaho Falls, Stan Iwakiri and his wife Ginger, Boise, Mike Iwakiri and his wife Juanita, Boise, and Larry Iwakire and his wife Pam, Burley; six daughters, Yvonne Cahala, Burley, Diane (Mrs. Steve) Brinkerhoff, Burley, Lynda Pickett, Nampa, Betty (Mrs. Van) Atkins, Las Vegas, Nev., Carol (Mrs. John) Johnston, Pocatello, and Kathie (Mrs. Imran) Agha, Lahore, Pakistan; a cousin, Shizu Yamamoto, Kuna; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, a son, two brothers and a sister.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel until 9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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