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Kiyoko Hirota Almanza passed away with family members at her side on February 08, 2012. She lost her courageous battle and succumbed to complications from a massive stroke. She was born in Tokyo, Japan. An only child to Inokichi Hirota (father) and Toyo Yawata (mother) both are deceased. She is survived by her loving husband Trinidad Almanza Jr. She was loved and will be missed by mother-in-law Eudelia C. Flores, sisters-in-law Cruz Grant, Gloria Garcia, Mary Almanza, Vicky Marin, Mary Ann Mortensen, Norma Mercado, Eudelia Jaime, Jenny Chavez, and Laura Flores, Elida Mahan. Brothers-in-law Samuel Almanza Sr., Juan Flores Jr., Albert Mercado, Juan Garcia, Jesse Jaime, Norman Mahan and many other relatives and dear friends. Kiyoko was a Military wife and accompanied her husband on many U.S. Army assignments within the United States, including California, Kansas, Maryland, and Texas as well as Germany. While with her husband on active duty she volunteered to serve on many projects that supported the military community. While in Germany she was recognized with an award for her efforts in exercises to plan and practice evacuation of women and children in case of hostilities.
After accompanying her husband for 20 years in the U.S. Army they returned to San Antonio. She loved animals, especially cats and always had one in her home. She leaves behind her beloved Siamese Cat Jo-Jo. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite animal care and rescue organization. A memorial service will be held at Roy Akers Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. located on 515 N. Main Ave. San Antonio, TX 78205 and burial at Ft. Sam Houston cemetery located at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78209 on February 28, 2012 at 3 p.m.
8910 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, TX 78250
Published in Express-News from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2012