In memory of
Dorothy Iwasaki
In memory of
Dorothy Iwasaki
Dorothy Iwasaki Nov. 23, 1929 - Nov. 11, 2020 Dorothy Iwasaki passed away peacefully Nov. 11, 2020. She was born Nov. 23, 1929 in Hillsboro, Ore., to Yasukichi "Billy" Iwasaki and his wife, Ito. Dorothy was one of eight children, with her siblings, in chronological order, George, Ike, Arthur, Kate, Taka, Aya and Rose. She was 7th in order. She graduated in 1947 from Hillsboro High School although she spent time at Nyssa High School during WWII. She went on to receive a BS in Elementary Education in 1951 from Lewis & Clark College. She spent most of her adult life as a teacher in San Jose, Calif., but also taught in Hawaii and in Portland. In February of 2019 she relocated to Portland, moving into The Ackerly at Timberland where she enjoyed making new friends and participating in daily exercise classes, bingo, and crafts. Her sisters, Taka, Aya and Rose survive her; as do many nieces and nephews. She also leaves many friends in California including two very close friends, Helen Fujishin and Paula Tamura. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and she loved line dancing and golfing with friends in San Jose. Dorothy also traveled the world with friends and relatives. When reminiscing about her time at Lewis & Clark, she recalled with glee that she used to slide down the polished handrail in the Manor House. If you would like to donate to a charity in her memory, Dorothy's suggestions would be one of the following, but she would be equally happy for you to select your own charity or cause: Wesley United Methodist Church 566 N. 5th Street San Jose, CA 95112 Epworth United Methodist Church 1333 S.E. 28th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Dorothy Iwasaki
Dorothy Iwasaki Nov. 23, 1929 - Nov. 11, 2020 Dorothy Iwasaki passed away peacefully Nov. 11, 2020. She was born Nov. 23, 1929 in Hillsboro, Ore., to Yasukichi "Billy" Iwasaki and his wife, Ito. Dorothy was one of eight children, with her siblings, in chronological order, George, Ike, Arthur, Kate, Taka, Aya and Rose. She was 7th in order. She graduated in 1947 from Hillsboro High School although she spent time at Nyssa High School during WWII. She went on to receive a BS in Elementary Education in 1951 from Lewis & Clark College. She spent most of her adult life as a teacher in San Jose, Calif., but also taught in Hawaii and in Portland. In February of 2019 she relocated to Portland, moving into The Ackerly at Timberland where she enjoyed making new friends and participating in daily exercise classes, bingo, and crafts. Her sisters, Taka, Aya and Rose survive her; as do many nieces and nephews. She also leaves many friends in California including two very close friends, Helen Fujishin and Paula Tamura. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and she loved line dancing and golfing with friends in San Jose. Dorothy also traveled the world with friends and relatives. When reminiscing about her time at Lewis & Clark, she recalled with glee that she used to slide down the polished handrail in the Manor House. If you would like to donate to a charity in her memory, Dorothy's suggestions would be one of the following, but she would be equally happy for you to select your own charity or cause: Wesley United Methodist Church 566 N. 5th Street San Jose, CA 95112 Epworth United Methodist Church 1333 S.E. 28th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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