Nakahara, Patricia Lynn, a 37 year resident of Gardena, passed away peacefully at home on October 10, 2010 after a 4 ½ year battle with cancer at the age of 62. She was born on December 1, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by her husband Harry of 37 years, her daughter Kelli (Mike) Noguchi, her son Eric, her brother Bruce (sister-in-law Mary and niece Courtney) Iwasaki, sister Priscilla Iwasaki, her dog Charlie, her cat Alex, and her many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Minnie Iwasaki, her granddaughter Katie Lynn Noguchi, and her cats Sha-Sha and Buster. Pat loved life. She had a heart of gold and was kind to everyone and everything. She was the heart and soul of her family. Her favorite hobbies were telling stories, cooking for family, fishing, volunteering, making jewelry and macramé, playing poker and slot-machines, and going to the beach. She loved people and animals. She loved to make others smile and laugh. She was selfless, funny, soulful, caring, and a beautiful person inside and out. She believed we all have a purpose in life and to never stop giving up on living life to the fullest. She is greatly loved and will be greatly missed as a wife, mom, sister, and friend. "Momma, we all love you so much. We will miss your physical presence but your spirit and soul will be with us always and forever. You truly are special. Always have been and always will be. Love you forever and ever!! Please give Katie lots of love from all of us and thank you for taking good care of her in heaven and for watching over us like you've always did." A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Rice Chapel in Torrance.

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  1. We will all remember your friendly smile and warm hospitality…you went through your illness with grace and courage. We will miss you very much… Sharon, Jay, Ryan and Kacey Sharon, Jay, Ryan and Kacey

  2. So sorry to hear of Pat’s Passing…We have been out of town. When I think of Pat Nakahara I get a smile on my face. She was so full of life and fun loving. Actually she was a kick in the pants. We have many good memories of West High Football… She will be dearly missed. Our Best to the Family

  3. i love you auntie patty you will be missed greatly by everybody that knew you! Uncle Harry, Kelly, and Eric im glad your mom was my auntie she was so nice and happy, and loving all the time i dont think i will ever meet sombody like her. Not only was she a great mother, she was a great auntie as well,love all you guys and if you ever need anything let me know!

  4. Harry, Kelli (Mike) and Eric- I love you all and again I want to tell you how much Patti meant to all of us. We will never forget her. The inner beauty and love she possessed for us all will be remembered for ever. I will always love her and she will be in my heart forever. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. She is your guardian angel now looking over you. Love, Your Sister and your Auntie Helen

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