October 22, 1920 – August 11, 2019
Kimiko Hirata passed away on August 11, 2019 at Fresno Community Hospital at the age of 98.
Kimiko is survived by her children Diane Nishioka and Glenn Hirata; sisters Faye Nishioki, Chiyoko Sakamoto and Kay Ihara; grandchildren Allison Muñoz and Kevin Nishioka. She is predeceased by her husband George Hirata; her parents Hatsutaro and Hisayo Kotsubo; and sister Yoshiko Niizawa.
Kimiko was born in Marysville, CA on October 22, 1920. She worked at the family fruit stand, as a department store salesperson and as a secretary at the Buddhist Temple. On August 16, 1952 she married George and they had two children, Diane and Glenn.
Kimiko enjoyed taking trips to the casinos, playing cards with friends and spending time with her sisters. She baked the best fruit and pumpkin pies from scratch. Kimiko was an active member of the Buddhist community.
A viewing is scheduled from 10:00 am until 4:00pm on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Lisle Funeral Home (1605 L Street, Fresno, CA 93721). A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Fresno Buddhist Temple Family Dharma Center (2690 E. Alluvial Ave., Fresno, CA 93720).
- Diane Nishioka, Daughter
- Glenn Hirata, Son
- She also leaves behind her siblings, Faye Nishioki, Chiyoko Sakamoto, Kay Ihara, and her grandchildren Allison Munoz, Kevin Nishioka and great grandchildren Zachary and Zoe Munoz.
Fresno Betsuin Family Dharma Center
2690 E Alluvial
- Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019