Chiyoko Ishizaka passed away May 13, 2009, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital with family by her side.
A service to honor Chiyoko’s life is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Private graveside rites will follow at Idlewilde Cemetery.
Everyone is invited to join family for a celebration reception at the West Side Fire Department Rockford Station on Barrett, following her funeral service.
Chiyoko was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Okinawa, Japan, to Anike and Tsuru (Yogi) Uchima. This is where she met James Ishizaka and they wed in June of 1954 in Okinawa.
James bought Chiyoko to Hood River, Ore., where they settled on the family farm in the Oak Grove area and started their family; they were blessed with four children.
Chiyoko is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband of 55 years, James Ishizaka, at their Hood River home; four children and their spouses: Jean and Paul Mallen, of Sandy, Ore., Karl and Teresa Ishizaka, of Yakima, Wash., Sam and Jill Ishizaka, of Molalla, Ore., and Ray and Muriel Ishizaka, of Hood River, Ore.; five grandchildren: Corie, Stephanie, Jessica, Willie and Maggie; sister, Sachiko Dill of Livonia, Michigan; and other distant family and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the hospital, doctors, nurses and staff for their care given to Chiyoko.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000.
Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to sign the family guest book.
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