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Miyeko (Fujimoto) Tsubota

January 30, 1923 — February 2, 2018


January 30, 1923 – February 2, 2018

Miyeko was born January 30, 1923 in Gresham, Oregon, the youngest of three siblings and graduated from Gresham High School. She and her family were interred at Minidoka during WWII. After the war, through family friends, she met her husband, Satoshi Tsubota, and they were married on April 14, 1946. They began life on a farm in Maryhill, WA, which is known for its peaches. She moved to Vancouver, WA in 1985 after her husband died. Now the fourth generation of family continues the farm operations.

Miyeko was very active in her church, exercise classes, and water color classes (through Clark College) once she moved to Vancouver. She also enjoyed many side trips with friends and family.

Miyeko is survived by one daughter, Linda (Brian Heimbigner), two grand daughters, Kristine (Greg Kruepke) of Waukesha, WI and Kali (Tom Andrus) of Issaquah, WA, and three great grandchildren, Cameron and Nate Kruepke and Harper Andrus.

The family would like to acknowledge the nurses and staff of the Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center for providing such wonderful care to our mom, grandma, and great grandma in the final weeks of her life. There she found peace and tranquility, which we are forever grateful for.

A Celebration of Life will be held March 3rd at 2 pm at Salmon Creek Methodist Church.

Donations can be made in memory of Miyeko to:

Community Home Health & Hospice

3102 NE 134th St

Vancouver, WA 98686

Or the senior lunch program which she loved to attend and see her sister-in-law:

Ikoi no Kai

Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland

PO Box 82443

Portland, OR 97282

Or her church:

Salmon Creek Methodist Church

12217 NE Highway 99

Vancouver, WA 98686

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Miyeko (Fujimoto) Tsubota, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Pacific time)

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