In Memory of Grace Nakamura

This was taken during a talk she gave with Yosh at the Barnes and Nobles Bookstore in Huntington Beach as part of Huntington Beach Reads One Book.

Grace Nakamura, beloved Audubon member, passed away on May 30, 2017 from complications of pneumonia.

She and her husband Yosh received Whittier Area Audubon’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.  She was instrumental in getting a viewing platform installed at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center and started a native plant greenhouse project at La Serna High School through an Audubon YES! grant.

Grace is survived by her husband, Yosh Nakamura; daughter, Linda Nakamura Oberholtzer; son, Daniel Nakamura and daughter-in-law, Paula Stinson; son, Joel Nakamura and daughter-in-law, Kathleen Nakamura; and grandchildren, Paloma and Kai Nakamura.

Please see the Whittier Daily News obituary to learn more about Grace’s fascinating life.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Road, La Habra Heights, CA.

Donations can be made in her memory to Whittier Area Audubon Society, please add the note: in Memory of Grace Nakamura.

Grace Nakamura with Group on a trip to the Eastern Sierra with Whittier Area Audubon in 2005.

Wedding photo of Yosh and Grace in August 1950.
Picture of Grace when she was about four years old with toy owl.