Iwakiri, 81, of Boise, formerly of Nampa and Burley, died
Saturday, Oct 6, 1996, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa;
The Rev. David Hrachovina, pastor of the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in boise, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial
Dorothy was born Aug. 10, 1915, at LaJunta, Colorado,
to Taro and Yoshi Kawata.
She moved tgo Los Angeles in 1933, and
met James Iwakiri in 1935.
They lived in the Los Angeles
area until September 1939, then moved to
Tacoma, Wash., until World War II.
They were then relocated to the internment camp at
in 1942, until they wre released in 1945.
They lived in the
Jerome area for 20 years, where she was a farm laborer.
From 1970 to 1989 they resided in Burley, where she
worked and retired from J.R. Simplot’s in 1977.
They then moved to
Nampa, ID, until the passing of her husband, Jim.
She then moved in with her son, Michael and his wife,
Juanita and their two sons, until her passing.
Dorothy worked very hard all of her life and was a
devoted wife and mother.
Dorothy began bowling in 1993, and stayed active
until the end of the bowling season in 1995.
She also enjoyed crocheting, making craft items,
camping, traveling, visiting her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, and watching Michael bowl and play
survived by her five sons, Paul Iwakiri and Richard Iwakiri of
Idaho Falls, Stan Iwakiri and wife, Ginger, and Mike Iwakiri
and wife, Juanita of Boise and Larry Iwakiri of Burley; six
daughters, Yvonne (Mrs. Terry) Brinkerhoff of Burley, Lynda
Pickett of Nampa, Betty (Mrs. Van) Atkins of Las Vegas, Nev.,
Carol (Mrs. John) Johnston of Pocatello and Kathie (Mrs.
Imram) Agha of Lahore, Pakistan; a cousin, Shizu Yamamoto of
Kuna; a sister, Mary (Mrs. Jim) Tanabe of Denver, Colo.; a
brother, Sam Kawata of Culver City, Calif.; 2 grandchildren;
21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, parents, two daughters, a son and two
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 6 to 9
p.m., and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.