Private graveside funeral service for the late Takayo Nakase, 94-year-old El Modena-born resident of Whittier who passed away on Nov. 15, was held on Nov. 22 at Rose Hills Memorial Park with Rev. Shuichi Kurai of Sozenji Buddhist Temple officiating.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenichi Nakase and son, Roy Saburo Nakase. Survived by sons, Tadashi (Lily Nakao), Gary (Debra), Steven (Sharon), and Frank Osamu (Kathryn) Nakase; daughters, Kazuyo Carol (Paul) Kaneko and Susan (Tim) Wada; daughter-in-law, Kathy Nakase; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Tsuneyo Yamamoto; also survived by other relatives. (213) 626-0441