November 23, 1970 ~ July 4, 2011
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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