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Toshiko "Cindy" Nishimoto

December 19, 1924 — September 26, 2023

Cindy Nishimoto was born in Walnut Grove to Teruichi and Teruko Iwamiya on December 19, 1924, and passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on September 26, 2023, at the University Retirement Community in Davis. She was the eldest of 7 children.

Cindy’s family moved from Walnut Grove to Acampo when she was six years old. During World War II she was incarcerated with her family in the Rohwer Relocation Camp in Arkansas. While in camp, she married Julius Nishimoto on March 14, 1945. They were married for 39 years until his untimely death in 1984. After the war, she and Julius settled in Penryn California, where she lived for 41 years. In 1986 she moved to Fair Oaks where she lived for 16 years. She then moved to Rocklin where she lived for 10 years before settling into the University Retirement Community in Davis in 2012.

Cindy was employed by the State of California as an Accounting Technician, first for many years at the Franchise Tax Board, followed by the Department of Corrections, Folsom State Prison, from which she retired in 1986.

Predeceased by her parents, husband Julius, brothers George Iwamiya and Shig Iwamiya, sisters Wendy (Hank) Nagao, Haruko (Sus) Onishi, sisters-in-law Nadine Iwamiya, Alice (Kiyoto) Nishimoto, Hannah (Shig) Sugitani, brothers-in-law Henry Okazaki, Lloyd Sato, and niece Kelly (Chris) Yamane.

Cindy is survived by her children Jerry (Gail) of Davis, and Diane (David Meads) of Santa Rosa, grandchildren Steve (Alisa), Julie (Jerome Williams), and Mark Nishimoto, and Trevor, Brianna, and Evan Meads, six great-grandchildren, brothers Tom (Gracie) Iwamiya and Dickie Iwamiya, sisters-in-law Naomi Iwamiya and Christine Iwamiya, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at URC Memory Support Unit for their loving care over the past 7 years, Dr. Marie Tumusok, Sutter Medical Group, for being kind, compassionate and supportive in treating Cindy, and YoloCares Hospice for their compassionate care and support.

Services will be private. Inurnment will be at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, CA.    

The family respectfully requests no koden or flowers. If you wish, please contribute to your favorite charity in her memory.


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