Tamiko Watanabe Mori "Ada" Kishiyama, 91, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls of causes incident to age.
Ada was born July 24, 1922, in Buhl, Idaho, to Hishimoski (Ben) Watanabe and Katsu Yoshicka Watanabe. She also had an adoptive mother, Kane Mori Suin. She grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls and graduated from Central High School.
On Feb. 14, 1942, she married William "Bill" Kishiyama in Idaho Falls. Together they had four sons, Dan, Spencer, Victor and Kayne. Bill passed away Dec. 26, 2004.
Ada lived in Idaho Falls all of her life, where she was the owner of Ada's Café. She retired in 1990. She was a housewife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Japanese American Citizens League (J.A.C.L.) and was a member of Calvary Chapel. She enjoyed shopping, camping, fishing, skiing and being with her family.
Ada is survived by her sons, Dan (Nancy) Kishiyama, Spencer (Angie, deceased) Kishiyama, Victor (Pat) Kishiyama and Kayne (Lisa) Kishiyama, all of Idaho Falls; brothers, Billy Watanabe and Bobby Watanabe, both of West Jordan, Utah; sister, Seiko Sugiyama of North Carolina; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Bill; three daughters-in-law; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls, with her son Dan Kishiyama officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday before services, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.