Miyeko Tsubota


February 14, 2018

Miyeko was born Jan. 30, 1923 in Gresham, Oregon and passed away Feb. 2, 2018. She was the youngest of three siblings and graduated from Gresham High School. She and her family were interred at Minidoka during World War II. After the war, she met her husband, Satoshi Tsubota, and they were married on April 14, 1946. They begin life on a farm in Maryhill, known for its peaches. She moved to Vancouver, Washington, 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, water color classes, and gardening once she moved to Vancouver. She also enjoyed many trips with friends and family.

Miyeko is survived by one daughter, Linda (Brian Heimbigner) of Cumming, Georgia; two granddaughters, Kristi (Greg Kruepke) of Waukeshi, Wisconsin, and Kali (Tom Andrus) of Issaquah, Washington; and three great-grandchildren, Cameron and Nate Kruepke and Harper Andrus.

The family would like to acknowledge those at 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 3 at 2 p.m. at Salmon Creek Methodist Church, Vancouver, Washington.

Donations in Miyeko's memory can be made to: Community Home Health & Hospice, 3102 NE 134th St.,

Vancouver, WA 98686; or to her church: Salmon Creek Methodist Church, 12217 NE Highway 99, Vancouver, WA 98686.


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