Minnie was born in Cascade, Idaho on October 2, 1921. The youngest of three, Minnie would come from school to help her Dad in the family grocery store. She excelled in school and after graduation from high school, went on to Business College and received her AA degree. While visiting her sister and family at the Minidoka Internment Camp, she met the love of her life, Jack Tachiyama. After the war ended, they were married in Cascade and lived there the first six years of their marriage. They had two sons, Gary (Linda) and Dwight (Dianne). They established a home atop Clyde Hill in Bellevue and spent many happy years participating in all the boy's activities at Bellevue High. Minnie was a school secretary for the Bellevue Public Schools. She was as beloved by the elementary children and teachers as she was by her family. After 36 years, Minnie retired. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jamie, Carrie, Jennifer and Mathew, as well as four great-grandchildren, Alex, Anna, Jamison and Lauren. As Gary entered the UW, they too became die-hard Husky fans. Home games, away games, Jack and Minnie were part of the action. Husky basketball games filled up the winter season, until Spring Football came around! They were Tyee Club members who gave generously to help support the athlete's tuition costs. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the Evergreen-Washelli Chapel, 11111 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. The service will be followed by a light lunch at the Redmond Inn, 17601 Redmond Way, in Redmond.
To honor Minnie's love of all things Husky, we would ask you to join us in wearing a bit, or a lot, of purple and gold!