Ruli Nagao passed away Dec. 22, 2015 at Saddleback Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 22, 1929 in Elk Grove, Calif. She received a BA from UCLA, worked for L.A. County Hospital, and later earned a M.S. in medical technology at California State University Dominguez Hills. After retirement, she volunteered as a teacher-assistant at an elementary school. Preceded in death by long-time friend Barbara Deem, sibling Bill Ichiro Nagao, and sister-in-law Kazuko Nagao. She is survived by two sisters, Michiko Higashida and Esther Nagao; three nieces, Denise Nagao, Nancy Fukuman, and Sachiko Fukuman; and three nephews, Mark Nagao, Takeyoshi Fukuman, and Tom Fukuman.