Take Inouye, 78

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Takeharu "Take" Inouye.

Takeharu "Take" Inouye, 78, died Aug. 21, 2007, in the presence of friends and family at his home in Glenns Ferry.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 25, at the VFW Hall in Glenns Ferry. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Take lived a full and varied life, with many ups and downs, his family noted. While still in his teens in 1942, he was moved along with the rest of his family to the Tule Lake internment facility in northern California as the Second World War raged. Upon the end of the war, Take moved to Roy, Utah, to farm the land with his family.

In 1971, he moved with his family to Oakley, Idaho, to work under the local Woodhouses. In 1973, he moved to Wendell where he worked at the Jack Hirai farms.

In December 1974 the family moved to Glenns Ferry where he stayed for the remainder of his days. He worked at the Rockin S Ranch for the Solosabol family until he retired.

In 1992, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which would mark the start of his longest battle. For the next 16 years, Take would win some ground and lose some ground to the various inflictions that cropped up over the years, until his passing, his family said.

He is survived by: his wife of 40 years, Setsuko; two sons, Dean and his wife, Stacey, and James and his wife, Megumi; his brother George and his wife, Yuriko; his sisters, Fumiko Shioji and Miyoko Takushi; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Takematsu and Miyoe, and two sisters Barbara(Chiyoko) Inouye and Gloria(Kazuko) Fujikawa.