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
Jim was born June 15, 1912, in Fife, Wash.,
to Hatsusaburo and Shige Iwakiri.
He was reared and educated in
He married Dorothy Kawata July 3, 1935, in Los Angeles,
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
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.