Chiyomi I Inouye
January 5, 1936 – July 24, 2020
Chiyomi Inouye, age 84, of Clovis, California passed away peacefully and entered into Heaven's gates on July 24, 2020.
Chiyomi was born in Shimizu City, Japan to Minoru and Kiku Ikeda. She met her husband to be, Hiroshi, through a family matchmaker. They married at the United States embassy in Tokyo in 1958. The newlyweds settled in the Fresno/Clovis area where they started their new life and raised their family. For more than 50 years, Chiyomi and Hiroshi farmed side by side growing almonds, green onions, red onions, and other truck crops. Farming oftentimes required motivating workers. Though small in stature, Chiyomi gained the nickname, "Commander" for her stern demeanor to get a little bit more production from every worker. She proudly became a US citizen in the bicentennial year of 1976. Chiyomi was active in church activities being involved in the Nichigobu group, women's fellowship, and reading Japanese scripture during Sunday services.
Chiyomi is survived by her husband of 62 years, Hiroshi Inouye of Clovis; daughter Jean Yang (Wallace) of Fresno, California; son Daniel K. Inouye (Yong) of Sparks, Nevada; grandsons Chris Yang (Karsha) of Lihue, Hawaii; Robert Yang of Santa Barbara, California; and Chase Abolinas (Cecelia) of Reno, Nevada; and many nieces and nephews.
Her greatest joy were her grandsons. Bachan would love to prepare tonkatsu and other special treats for them. She would beam with pride for their accomplishments.
The family would like to thank Dr. Nicole Calvillo, the Grace Home Kare family and Hind's Hospice for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to United Japanese Christian Church or Hind's Hospice. Due to COVID19, a celebration of life will be held when restrictions are relaxed.