Services for Morio Matsumoto, 88, of Middleton, who died
Friday at a Caldwell
hospital, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. Mervyn C. Shay of the
Interment will be at Middleton Cemetery.
He was born
on Jan. 20, 1885, in Hiroshima,
Japan, where he was reared.
He went to Hawaii in 1901 and came to the
United States in 1905, locating in Nampa. He
worked for a sugar company for a time and later was a
section foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad. He married
Hayako Inaba on Jan. 10, 1916, in
Hiroshima, and they lived in various
locations along the railroad for two years.
They purchased a farm near Middleton in 1918 and
since then had lived there.
He was a member
of the United Methodist Church of Middleton.
addition to Mrs. Matsumoto are three sons, Tod,
Garden Grove, Calif., Tom, and Richard, both of Middleton; six
daughters, May Matsui, Caldwell, Irene Yamada,
Portland, Yoshie Fujii, Salt
Lake City, Sue Kamo, Jamieson, Ore.,
Mitsue Sako, Greenleaf, and Elaine Crawford, Middleton; and
14 grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and two