Tom Minoru Tateoka|
May 21, 1919 - May 26, 2014
Tom Tateoka passed away at the age of 95. He was the second son of Tokizo and Natsu Tateoka. He was born in Garfield, Utah. In 1937, he graduated from Ogden High School. In March of 1945, Tom was drafted into the Army. Tom married Fumi Kikuchi on April 16, 1948. They had four children, Douglas, Brentwood, CA., Susan (Craig Miya), Hillsboro, OR., Robert, Draper, UT., and Lisa Coulter, deceased.
They moved to Riverton, Utah in 1951 where he farmed until 1985.
Tom and Fumi have four grandchildren, Kelly Crisologo, San Ramon, CA., Tawny (Gary Sykes), Cornelius, OR., Robert (Brittany), Draper, UT., and Blake Miya (Yen-Ning), Hillsboro, OR. They have five great-grandchildren, Garret Crisologo, Taijah and Tarrin Sykes, Oliver and Grace Tateoka.
A viewing will be held at Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 So. 2200 W. Riverton, Utah on May 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Graveside Services will be held at the West Jordan Cemetery, 7800 So. 1300 W. at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 31. www.broomheadfuneralhome.com
Published in Deseret News from May 28 to May 29, 2014