Jacqueline Nakakihara passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011 in Los Angeles. Jacqueline was born in San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by parents, Enrique and Sarah De La Rosa. Jacqueline attended DePaul University in Chicago and graduated from St. Mary's University in San Antonio. She had a successful career as a marketing director. She had passions for oil painting, making jewelry, cooking, gardening and entertaining. Those who met her loved her immediately. She will be greatly missed. Jacqueline is survived by her adoring husband, Douglas Nakakihara and step-daughter, Taylor Nakakihara of Culver City, CA; sister, Jennifer Olmos and nieces Sarah and Jacqueline Olmos of Houston, TX; and sister, Jeannette Melendrez, and nephews Pvt Jerry Chavez II and Jonathan Chavez of Floresville, TX. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 9:30 am with the reception following in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 12:30 PM. There also will be a memorial service in San Antonio, TX at a later date. Her final resting place will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UCLA Health System's Partnership for Care at http://www.uclahealth.org/site.cfm?id=1039 in Jacqueline's name.

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  1. Psalm 23. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

  2. My loss is profound; but not as your’s Doug and for that i offer psalm 23. Thank you for your love and support of Jackie during this darkest valley. You are not alone ever – you have family in California and Texas. Abrazos y besos – Los Olmos

  3. Very sorry for your loss. I remember Jackie as a very quick to smile person. It was a long struggle for her. I will miss seeing her in your Christmas card picture. I am related to Jackie on her father’s side. Henry and I were first cousins. May she rest in peace.

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