Noboru "Nob" Takemoto

April 22, 1928March 7, 2013

Noboru “Nob” Takemoto of Clovis died on March 7 at the age of 84. Nob was a devoted husband to Kazuko “Kaye” for 61 years, a loving father to Kathy Takemoto, Beverly Herron, Stacee Harbour, and a faithful dog owner to Mikey. Nob was honorable icon in the lives of his grandchildren, Natalee, Benjamin, Max, Morgan, John-Luc, and Jaxun. He was also a cherished brother of Betty Kawano, Cora Kobayashi, Dorothy Iwata, Morio Takemoto, and Ugi Takemtoto. Born on April 22, 1928 in Lafayette, CO Nob was 22 when he met Kaye. They married and then Nob served as a military police officer from 1952 to 1954 in Germany. Nob enjoyed taking photographs, walking Mikey and spending time with his wife and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 1:00 pm at the United Japanese Christian Church.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2013

Noboru "Nob" Takemoto

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Natalee FIsher

April 24, 2013

Happy birthday, grandpa. We miss you and love you so much.


March 17, 2013

Kaz and family: Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time, it is not easy losing our family believe me I know what you are going thru losing my mother was one of the hardest times in my entire life there is not a day that goes by that I don't miss her and want her back but the thing that makes it easier for me is that she is always with me in my heart and no one can ever take that away, plus I will always have the memories of all the good times we had. I know that Nob is up in heaven with my mother, Auntie Mary, Auntie Bonnie, Auntie Clara and Uncle Yuke and my grandmother and they are all having a grand time visiting with each other and one day we will be able to see them. I can still see Nob joking around with all the kids he had such a great sense of humor but was quiet as well he reminds me so much of my dad all of us will miss not seeing him at all the reunions and various family functions. With the love and support of family and friends the process gets easier in time. Love Jim, Ilene & Sara Kutzle and Harry and Ron Hirao

March 14, 2013

I first met Mr. Takemoto in the summer of 1970 and even as a young boy of 14, I recognized that he was a special man. It has been my privilege to have know Mr. Takemoto, a man of honor, kindness and compassion - a wonderful husband and father, patriotic American, Army veteran, and as my friend these many years. It has been said, that the measure of a man begins with his family - if that is indeed true, Mr. Takemoto was a giant. With that understood, he will be missed and I offer my sincerest sympathies to the Takemoto family.

John Hensley (Spangle, WA)

March 14, 2013

Dear Kathy and family,

We share your grief in this time of loss with deepest sympathy and condolence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With Love,

Inga and Sean (Sacramento, CA),
Jurate, Antanas and Rasa (Lithuania)


March 14, 2013

Dear Stacee and family,

May the warmest memories of your dad surround you with his everlasting love. Our most sincere condolences to you on the loss of such a special man. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

With love and peace,
Tammy, Jim, and Mia

Anne and Jim Farwell

March 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Jose Rodriguez~Boice Funeral Home

March 9, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.