December 1, 1947 ~ October 10, 2010
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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