|Photo © 2012 Teresa Tamura|
Dorothy Hirai in 2012 at age 96.
Dorothy was born in Mineral, Washington, on March 17, 1916. She married Tom Hirai on April 26, 1942 in Seattle. The newlyweds volunteered to help prepare the Minidoka War Relocation Center for occupancy. When I was working on the book, Dorothy took me to the railroad spur where she and Tom first arrived in Idaho.
You can read more about Dorothy's life in the obituary. I will miss her generous hospitality, enthusiasm, and kindness.