Dorothy Toyoko (Terada) Nakata, 89

Dorothy Toyoko (Terada) Nakata, 89, of Kula, passed away peacefully under the compassionate care of Islands Hospice and her loving family on October 29, 2017.

Services honoring Mrs. Nakata will be held at Nakamura Mortuary on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Visitation will begin at 9:30am with services beginning at 11:00am. Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

Dorothy was born on July 5, 1928 in Ulupalakua to Mitsuji & Hatsume Terada. Dorothy attended Ulupalakua Elementary, graduated from Baldwin High School in 1945, and earned her teaching degree from University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 1952, she married her love, Mr. Ronald Nakata, and together they raised four children.

Mrs. Nakata was a special education teacher on Oahu and a member of various organizations associated with education, culture and supporting Veterans.

“Aunty Dot” as she was affectionately known, will be remembered as a strong willed and minded woman who was full of energy, had a wonderful sense of humor, and was kind and gentle towards all.

Dorothy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her beloved husband of over 65 years, Mr. Ronald Nakata; sons, Myron (Lahoma), Alan (Marie) & Brian Nakata; daughter, Suzanne Nakata; sister, Peggy Kawano; brother, Raymond Terada; grandchildren, Carlin, Brenden, Tiffany & Tiare Nakata; and great grandchild, Aiko Nakata.

The Nakata family would like to extend a special Mahalo to Kali, Kaniu & Powell Hapakuka and the Islands Hospice team for the exceptional care and support they have provided.

Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

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