Feb. 15, 1935 – June 18, 2023

A loving and devoted mother, sister, aunt and cousin, NAKAMURA, ADELINE died peacefully in Sacramento after a short illness on Sunday, June 18, 2023. Born in Marysville, CA on February 15, 1935 to Takeo and May Miyama, Adeline attended the local schools in Marysville until Executive Order 9066 enacted during World War II authorized the forced removal of Japanese Americans from their homes. As a result, young Adeline and family were interned at Tule Lake in 1942. After the war, the family moved to San Francisco where Adeline graduated as salutatorian of her class from Polytechnic High School in 1952. In 1956, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Economic Statistics. On her birthday in 1958, Adeline married the love of her life, Frank Nakamura. For the next 15 years, she accompanied him on his Air Force career to Oklahoma, Guam and Louisiana until he retired from the service, and they settled in Sacramento, CA. The couple were happily married for 58 years until her dear husband’s passing in 2016.

Adeline enjoyed many hobbies including reading, watching tv (especially all the CSI and NCIS shows), and bowling. She was known for her Korean beef short ribs, Chinese chicken salad and pecan tea time tasties, but her greatest enjoyment came from being a comfort and support to her husband and daughter. She is survived by her daughter, Lynda, brother Larry (Nancy), sister Betty, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly and remember her fondly.

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