|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 2008|
Doris Amelia Adams "Gijigowi Kwe" walked on Feb. 11, 2008.
A funeral Mass was Friday, Feb. 15, at Holy Childhood Church in Harbor Springs. The Rev. Joseph Graff was the celebrant. A vigil service took place on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the church, interment took place in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery.
Doris was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Petoskey, the daughter of Mitchell and Amelia (Samuels) Kishigo. She attended Harbor Springs schools, where she graduated from high school. She attended the University of Michigan and then completed her education at Western Michigan University, graduating at age 56 with degree in business.
She worked more than 30 years for the State of Michigan Department of Labor. Doris also served as an equal employment opportunity specialist for the state and was a civil rights representative for nine Lower Peninsula counties and the entire Upper Peninsula.
She also served on the Michigan Commission on Indian Affairs for several years. She was honored by the U.S. Congress for her lifelong commitment to public service at the time of her retirement. She was a very active member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, where she served as a tribal appellate judge and served on several committees.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, William Kishigo, Mitchell Kishigo and Victor Kishigo, and by her sisters, Mary Lou Wall and Janet Laughlin.
Doris is survived by her children, Mary Gibson (Harvey), Janet Sagataw (Edwin), Dorothy "Liz" Gasco (Jerry Chingwa), Susan Swadling (Darwin), Lewis Adams (Melony), and John Adams; her 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and many; many extended family members.
Mitchell Alexander Kishigo (1901 - 1979)
Amelia Samuels Kishigo (1901 - 1990)
Doris Amelia Kishigo Adams (1925 - 2008)
Mitchell Alexander Kishigo (1927 - 1991)*
Created by: Reena Parkey King
Record added: Sep 06, 2013
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