The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001074991-01
Funeral Notices


Mrs. Ellen Chiyoko Minaai Nakagawa, age 91, of Hilo, Hawaii, died December 31, 2017 in the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo, Hawaii. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii on June 15, 1926 and was a retired elementary school teacher, co-owner of The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm in Hilo, Hawaii and member of the Hilo Meishoin Buddhist Temple. Visitation will be held at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo, Hawaii on February 24, 2018 (Saturday) from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; memorial service will begin at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire is requested. She is survived by husband, Susumu Nakagawa of Hilo; daughters, Cheryl (Wilbert Low) Nakagawa of Hilo and Linda (Mark) Laughlin of Portland, Oregon; sons, Colin (Sharon Beauchan) Nakagawa of Hilo and Kris (Janna) Nakagawa of Honolulu; sister, Ella Fujie of Hilo.

Arrangements Provided By:
Dodo Mortuary, Inc. *