Nancy Nobuko Inouye

July 19, 1933 – March 19, 2020

INOUYE, NANCY NOBUKO passed away peacefully at age 86 on March 19, 2020 in Fresno, CA. She privately and bravely fought her illness with leukemia for over three years without much burden to others of her constant pain.

Born July 19, 1933 and lived most of her life in Fresno. At age nine, the family was relocated and interned during the war along with other families, to Jerome, AR and Tule Lake, CA, from 1941 to 1946. The family returned to Fresno where she graduated from high school, college and employment. A top executive at Zellerbach Paper Company offered her positions where she extended it to 40 years prior to her retirement. Nancy thoroughly enjoyed her world travels for over 60 years and fulfilled her final wish, her ninth trip to Japan last October with her two siblings. An active member of her church, Fresno Women’s Association and club organizations, her hobbies included cooking, an avid bay area sports fan, stage plays and dramas, volunteering and being with family and friends.

She will be remembered for her quiet sweet personally full of compassion and dedication for others.

Nancy is survived by her brother, Allan Inouye, sister, Fran Imahara and nephew, Eric, aunt, Betsy Ichihara, cousins Todd and Joann Ichihara, Richard and Betsy Honda, many relatives in Hawaii and Japan. She was predeceased by parents, Fred and Kimiko Inouye, brother-in-law Norman Imahara, uncle, George Ichihara and cousin Janet Honda.

We would like to thank all the doctors and staffs at UCSF/Clovis Community, St. Agnes, Fresno Community Hospitals, Golden Living Rehab, Orchard Park, Hinds Hospices, Lisle Funeral Home and Rinban Kakei Nakagawa.

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