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Jean Miyasato


Jean Miyasato, 92 of Glasgow Mont., died peaceably of natural causes on Saturday, March 4, 2017, with friends by her side.

A memorial service will be determined at a later date.

She was born in Box Elder, Mont., on March 10, 1924, the youngest of five daughters born to Jimmy and Kisano Dohi.

She met and married Larry Miyasato in 1954 in Hawaii and had one daughter, Ann Miyasato.

Larry was associated with Gordon White and served as deputy county attorney for more than 30 years. After Mr. White's retirement, he served as U.S. magistrate.

Her family owned and operated "Mary's Cafe" in downtown Glasgow where delicious meals and memorable cinnamon rolls were consumed.

She was a very accomplished individual. She was an extraordinary seamstress/tailor. She also excelled in the art of fine cuisine and was noted for her culinary talent and her ability to make marzipan was incredible. Boxes of marzipan shaped and colored as various fruits were given out at Christmas time to family and friends. She could bring to life any fruit and the receiver would forego eating the delicious pieces as they were much too beautiful to consume.

She and Larry travelled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, attending battalion reunions. She learned much more about Larry and wartime experiences as the comrades reminisced. After his passing, she sold her home in Glasgow and moved into Prairie Ridge and resided there until health issues required her to move into Valley View.

She was a quiet but most generous person. She and Larry would take many friends to Las Vegas, Nev., just because they wanted their friends with them to attend the 100th and the 442nd reunion that was a famed Japanese-Hawaiian battalion. Initially she remembered that only the veterans were allowed into the reunion, but she and Larry insisted that families be included and they prevailed.

After Larry passed away on Jan. 25, 1999, she continued hosting family and friends to Las Vegas until health problems made it impossible for her to travel. Close friends all recall all the many good times with Jean. She always said, "Good friends and a good scotch" were essential to a good life. We all heartily agree. She will be sincerely missed by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


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