The Garden Island
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89, passed away peacefully with her family around her at Tripler Army Medical Center on August 13, 2018. She was born on September 3, 1928 in Waipunalei, Hawaii, the seventh of nine children to Waichi and Hana Kodani Nagakane.

After graduating from Hilo High School, she came to Honolulu to attend Beauty School. While working at Hickam Base Exchange she met her husband Jim who she followed when he was transferred to Japan. They got married at the American Embassy of Tokyo and started their family. She loved the Air Force life for the opportunities, experiences and travel it gave her family. But also for the life long friendships and memories it brought her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Jim, brothers Mitsugi Tom Nagakane, Hiromu Herbert Nagakane, sisters Ayako Violet Egawa, Fumie Doris Sonomura. She is survived by daughter Debra, sons Dean (Linda), Derek (Sharaine), sisters Yachiyo Lily Sugai, Miyuki Betty (Raymond) Koizumi, Hanae Nancy Pang, Sumie Marian Kaneko, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 5pm, Services 6pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment at 2pm on Monday, September 17, 2018 at National Memorial Park Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

Arrangements Provided By:
Hosoi Garden Mortuary