Namiko Nakagawa, 99, of Paia, Maui passed away on February 11, 2022. She was born on September 21, 1922 in Puunene, Hawaii.
Namiko is survived by her son Michael (Alison) Nakagawa; daughters Jessie Castiel and Nancy McDaniel; grandchildren Kelly (Brad) Yokouchi, Dean Iwatake, Jennifer (Darren) Takashima, Melissa Nakagawa; great grandchildren Brady and Kenzie Yokouchi; Talia Takashima and brother Dick Fukushima.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years Mamoru Nakagawa, daughter Eileen Iwatake, son-in-law Masaru Iwatake, son-in-law Joseph Castiel, brothers Masaru Fukushima, Tadashi Fukushima, Yoshio Fukushima, Nobuyuki Fukushima, Toshimori Fukushima, Atsushi (Larry) Fukushima, Tsuruo Fukushima and Kazuto (Nick) Fukushima.
Namiko was an accomplished seamstress who was known for her beautiful and meticulous creations. She worked for many years as the supervisor at the Ikeda garment factory in Paia. Namiko expressed her creative spirit in ceramics, sumie, Bunka, swimming, gateball and going to Las Vegas.
She will be greatly missed but she will always be with us. A hui hou.
Private funeral services were held at Makawao Hongwanji Mission.