Henry Kiyota


U.S. veteran Henry Kiyota, 82, of Fort Lupton, died June 9, 2010, at his home.

    He was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Longmont, to Unosuke and Tomi (Kobayashi) Kiyota. He lived on the family farm in Fort Lupton since 1933 and graduated from Platteville High School in 1946. Henry served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. Henry married Mayrene K. Iwata Dec. 27, 1954, at the Greeley Methodist Church. Fifty-one years ago, Henry and his brother, Johnny, founded Kiyota Greenhouses Inc.  Henry was a member of the Platteville First United Methodist Church and Fort Lupton JACL.  He enjoyed gambling, playing cards and was an avid Broncos fan.  He cherished his family very much, especially time with his grandchildren.  Having his morning coffee with his buddies always brought enjoyment to Hank.

    Survivors include his beloved wife, Mayrene Kiyota, of Fort Lupton; sons, Carl (Kathy) Kiyota, of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Dale (Diane) Kiyota, of Fort Lupton, as well as three grandchildren, Lauren, Lucas and Mia; brother, James (Frances) Kiyota, of Brighton; sisters, Irene Munesato, of Gardena, Calif., Deko (Chuck) Shibao, of Brighton, and Grace Tochihara, of Commerce City; and sister-in-law, Daisy Kiyota of Fort Lupton.      He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John, Jimmie, Albert, Willie; and a sister, Marjorie.

    Funeral service is 10 a.m., June 16, at the Platteville First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Mizpah Cemetery in Platteville. A reception will follow at Ribbon ‘n’ Rainbows, one mile east of Mizpah Cemetery, in Platteville.

    Memorial gifts may be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Platteville First United Methodist Church or Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.  

    Friends and family may view the online obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences at www.allnutt.com.



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