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Funeral for Dillon Inouye
We attended the funeral for Dillon Inouye at the Edgemont Sixth Ward in Provo. I estimate that about 600-700 people were in attendance. Dillon's wife, Emily and Daniel, his children, two brothers and a sister spoke. George Watanabe and Elder Bruce Hafen also spoke. Elder William R. Walker was also in attendance and sat on the stand. Elder Hafen and his wife Marie were freshman classmates of Dillon at BYU and have kept in touch since then. Elder Kikuchi was in Japan and did not attend.
I was delighted to see so many Asian faces in the sea of hakujin. Dillon was born at an internment camp in Wyoming in November 1963. After the end of the war, the family moved to Sigurd near Gunnison and Richfield. Dillon the oldest was an outstanding student and joined the Church when he was 11, I think. Later his siblings and finally his parents joined the Church also. They have a large and faithful family. I was pleased to be in their presence.