April 3,1932 – May 23, 2023
NINOMIYA, ALICE YOSHIKO, 91, born April 3,1932, in Richmond, CA to Tamaki Ninomiya and Hayane Kanagawa, eldest of six children, died peacefully on May 23, 2023. Interned at Amache, Colo., during WWII, she returned to Richmond where she graduated from Richmond Union High School and then received a degree in History from UC Berkeley and her teaching credential from San Francisco State. Alice taught kindergarten and third grade at Dover School in San Pablo until her retirement in 1985.
A lifelong student, Alice enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling, YMCA workouts, and studying art and music at the Richmond Adult School and Contra Costa College. She was active with the Berkeley Methodist United Church (BMUC), Contra Costa JACL, and West Contra Costa Retired Educators (WCCRE).
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at BMUC. To attend on Zoom, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial gifts can be made to Berkeley Methodist United Church, 1710 Carleton Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 or WCCRE Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 703, El Cerrito, CA 94530.