Mar 6, 1925 – Feb 28, 2019
Momoko Morinaga Kido passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019.
She was born to Setsu and Yonezo Morinaga on March 6th, 1925 in
Thomas, Washington. Momoko was the 4th child in the family of 10
children. During World War II, her family was interned in Pinedale, Tule
Lake and Heart Mountain.She never spoke badly about the interment
but talked about all the friends she made in “camp”. The Morinaga
family settled in Oregon Slope. There she met her husband, Edward
Kido. They were married in Ontario, Oregon on October 14, 1950 and lived first in Weiser, Idaho
where their daughter Vicki Ann was born. Later they moved to Nyssa, Oregon where sons,
Kurtis Wayne and Kenneth Edward were born. Ed and Momo were farmers and Momo was in
the fields working along with Ed until they moved to Seattle, Washington in 1968. Momo
worked for Pacific NW Bell. Momo had strong work ethics, which was passed on to her
children. She liked to sew, crochet, cook but she loved her family and all the friends she made
from her early days in Thomas and her friends she made while interned and those that she
worked with. Momo never played cards until the family moved to Seattle. Then she got hooked
into the weekly family poker game. She enjoyed going to Muckleshoot. Her nieces and
nephews will remember her for her cooking such things as her mochi, manju and sweet and
sour chicken wings. Of course family, friends and friends of her children will all remember her
for the crocheted towels. She enjoyed the Sonics, the Seahawks and her favorite was the
Mariners especially when Ichiro was playing.
She is survived by daughter Vicki and her husband Jeff Smith, son Kurt, and son Ken and his
wife Alison Whitmire. Momo is also survived by three grandsons Bradford, Joseph, and Cole,
her siblings Jimmy Morinaga, Benny Morinaga and George Morinaga (Kim Morinaga), her
sisters-in- law Helen Murahashi (Roy Murahashi) and Suzy Kido and brothers-in-law Frank Ota
and Jan Yagi. Momoko was preceded in death by her husband Edward, her parents and
siblings, Teruko Morinaga, Kaz Morinaga, Marion Ota, Yutaka Morinaga, Lillian Kitamura, and
Violet Yagi. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews on both the Morinaga’s and the
Kido’s along with many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
We want to thank Kaiser Permanente for the care they gave her along with the Lakeshore and
Maria and Joseph Luta and their staff at Kennydale Golden Age AFH for their loving care of
In lieu of koden, please donate to the Kaiser Permenente foundation, cancer foundation or the
charity of your choice.
A Private memorial will be held at a later date.
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