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OBITUARY: Kaye Kishiye (Morishita) Yamaguchi

Kaye Kishiye (Morishita) Yamaguchi

June 8, 1929 ~ Feb 13, 2021

Kaye Kishiye (Morishita) Yamaguchi, 91, died peacefully at her residence in Beaverton, Oregon, on Feb. 13. Her children were with her during her passing.

Kaye was born on June 8, 1929, in Gresham, Oregon, to Shintaro and Tsunase Morishita. She was the middle child of six siblings. Kaye grew up on a farm in Gresham. When the war broke out with Japan, her family was relocated first to the Portland Assembly Center and then interned at the Nyssa Labor Camp in Nyssa, Oregon. This had a large impact on Kaye and her family. Upon release, Kaye’s family farmed in Oregon Slope, Ontario, Oregon, and Weiser, Idaho. Kaye graduated from Ontario High School. She then moved to Portland, Oregon, with her sister June, to work and . . .