Meet President Arthur K. Nishimoto

 

 

 

 

President Arthur K. Nishimoto  lives in Las Vegas, NV and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on

Aug. 28, 1923 to Sadayoshi and Margo Tsueno Nishimoto. He married Grace Fumiko Dono on Jan. 26, 1946, and they have five children. He was career Army officer, he served with the famous 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II, one of the most highly decorated units in the history of the U.S. Army. It was made up of Americans of Japanese ancestry. He retired as a colonel in the military intelligence, after 27 years of active duty. He has served in various ward and stake capacities, including stake mission president, high councilor in two different stakes, bishop, high priest group leader, servicemen's district president, elders' quorum president, and MIA superintendent.


 

LDS Church News
May 12, 1973

 

Pres. Nishimoto, who with his family resides in American Fork, Utah, is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born Aug. 28, 1923 to Sadayoshi and Margo Tsueno Nishimoto. He married Grace Fumiko Dono in Honolulu Jan. 26, 1946, and it was solemnized in the Hawaiian Temple July 5, 1946 and they have five children.

A career Army officer, he served with the famous 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II, one of the most highly decorated units in the history of the U.S. Army. It was made up of Americans of Japanese ancestry. He retired last year as a colonel in the military intelligence, after 27 years of active duty.

He has served in various ward and stake capacities, including stake mission president, high councilor in two different stakes, bishop, high priest group leader, servicemen's district president, elders' quorum president, and MIA superintendent.

Mrs. Nishimoto was born in Honolulu on Aug. 31, 1923 to Bunji and Kikue Nasu Dono.

She has taught in various auxiliaries and served in executive capacities in wards and branches throughout the world.

© 2001 Deseret News Publishing Co. 

 


 

The following information was Submitted by Paul Bowler ('72-'74)

 

Shortly after being released as Mission President, he was called as the Area (I'm not sure of exact title) Administrator for physical facilities for Asia, which took him to Tokyo for an assignment of around 3-5 years, after which he returned to Salt Lake City and continued to work for the church, I believe in the physical facilities department. He has been in Las Vegas for several years now.

 


 

The following information was Submitted by Paul Bowler ('72-'74) May 2, 2001

 

I spoke with Sister Nishimoto on April 29, 2001 and got the latest update on their lives. They now have 12 or 14 grandchildren. (I didn't write the number down so I forget whether it is 12 or 14.) Erin just recently had a baby, she is living in Anaheim, CA. Ian is still in Wisconsin, and Wells is in Las Vegas.  In 1999 President  & Sister Nishimoto were called on another mission. They again made the trip to Tokyo and were serving as Area Welfare Coordinators for Japan, Korea and Russia. While there President experienced some health problems and spend some time at a base in Hawaii to have a pace maker inserted. A short time later he was still experiencing some trouble and it was determined he needed triple bypass surgery. This time instead of going to a military base he was sent home to Las Vegas for the surgery. He is doing just fine nowadays. Prior to their being called as Area Welfare Coordinator, President was serving as a Patriarch in their stake in Las Vegas.

Of course with the call he was inactivated, so to speak. Since returning home and with the growth of their stake, he has been asked to be active as a patriarch again. They both seem to be doing just fine. She really enjoys hearing from the missionaries. If any of you would like their address, phone number and email address, please contact me.

 

 

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