Obituary: NISHIMOTO, ELEANOR

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 6:59 p.m. MDT

Eleanor Jeo Nishimoto 1936 ~ 2011

On March 8, 2011, Eleanor Jeo Nishimoto at the age of 74 passed peacefully into her Heavenly Father's care after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in 1936 she was the 11th of 12 children born to Tome and Yoshiko Jeo, Japanese immigrants who had settled in Burton, Idaho. As a young girl, her family was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Eleanor embraced the Mormon faith which was to be her guide and touchstone throughout life. Through great sacrifice and labor Eleanor was able to attend Brigham Young University. In the midst of her education, she accepted the Church's call to serve a mission to Japan. Upon her return, she completed her degree at Brigham Young and met her husband Joseph Nishimoto. In 1963, they were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. Eleanor's passion was education. Both professionally and inside the home she strove diligently to enlighten young minds. Every morning she would greet her students in Japanese "Minasan O-Hayoo Gozaimasu" Good morning everyone, and her students would reply "O-Hayoo Gozaimasu Sensei" Good morning teacher. In 2004, Joseph and Eleanor accepted a call to serve in the Japan Tokyo North Mission. Eleanor loved service and felt truly blessed to return to the land of her ancestors and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. But her heart was always with her family. She and Joseph raised six children David, Joanie, Kenneth, Gordon, Jill and Judy. And she delighted in her 20 grandchildren and almost three great-grandchildren. Warm summer sun, shine kindly here; Warm southern wind, blow softly here; Green sod above, lie light, lie light; Good night, dear heart, good night, good night. Mark Twain, Warm Summer Sun Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 11:00 a.m. in the Heber 15th Ward Building, 725 East 600 South, Heber City, Utah. Viewing will be on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the LDS Church. Interment will follow the services in the Heber City Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.olpinhoopes.com