モルモン

とは?

What of the

Mormons?

帰還宣教師から

From Returned Missionaries

07/05/08

Funeral for Dillon Inouye

 

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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.

この井上長老はウアイオミングの抑留チャンプで生まれて、南ユタのシガドと言う小さい農家村で育てたかたです。BYUの教授でとても善い方でした。今日お葬式に行ってきました。600人くらいは主席していました。ワーカー長老とブルース・へイフェン長老は主席していて、へイフェン長老は井上兄弟のBYU同級生で最後の話をしてくださいました。 

アンダセン兄弟姉妹はいました。兄弟は閉会の祈りを致しました。姉妹はジョアンの側で座りました。 

井上兄弟の両親は死ぬ前に教会に入り、兄弟もはいりました。白人の中の日本系の顔はたくさん居ました。私は嬉しくおもいました。