Sachiko Nakashima

Jun 15, 1926 – Sep 27, 2015

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Sachiko “Sachi” NAKASHIMA 

Passed away peacefully on Sept 27, 2015 at the Seattle Keiro Rehabilitation And Care Center.                               

Sachi was born on June 15, 1926 in Gresham, Oregon to Takichi and Yaeno Miyasaki. After the death of her father, her mother married Frank F. Nakata so she became Sachiko Nakata.

She attended Hunt High School at Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho and Gregg Business College in Chicago.

 During World War II, her family was evacuated to the Minidoka Relocation center.

 In July 1953, she married Isao Pancho Nakashima and moved to Seattle, WA where she raised her family of 4 children and helped Pancho at his gas station.

 Her professional career included using her secretarial and office management skills for the US Army (civilian personnel) in Tokyo, Japan, the Coastwise Steamship Company on Harbor Island and the US Federal Government (NOAA) at Lake Union.

 She enjoyed going to Longacres with her husband to enjoy the horse races.

 As an avid bowler, she bowled in leagues and tournaments at Imperial Lanes in Seattle and Timberline in Portland, OR  with many of her life-long friends.

 She loved doing jigsaw puzzles, taking the family mushroom hunting and digging razor clams, going to Reno, and playing cards, especially poker.

In 1995, Sachiko suffered from a brain aneurism which affected her memory and motor skills. Her husband took care of her at home for 13 years. She moved to Seattle Keiro for the last 7 years of her life where her husband was frequently by her side until he passed away in October 2011.

 She is survived by her sister Takae Okazaki of Portland, OR; brother-in-law; Hajime "Haggie" Nakashima; two sons Mays Nakashima of Great Falls, VA and Carter Nakashima of Dallas, TX; two daughters Connie Jusenius (Ron) of Kent, WA and Carole Nakashima of Seattle, WA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Isao Nakashima and her sister Mikie Onishi.

Her remains will be cremated and a private family celebration of her life will be held.

 In lieu of cards and letters, please post your thoughts at this website for the family to see.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please send contributions in Sachiko Nakashima’s name to the Seattle Keiro Employee Recognition Fund to thank the caregivers for the wonderful care given to Sachiko during her final years.

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Seattle Keiro
1601 E Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122
(In memory of Sachiko Nakashima)

Thank you for your friendship and support for our family throughout the years.


Judy Hasson Kierstein
Kirkland, Wa
Oct 4, 2015

Dear Mays, Carter, Connie and Carole. I don't know if you will remember me, but my family lived across the street from you on 30th Ave. I was 10 years old when I first met all of you . I was your babysitter, but your dear Mother practically adopted me as I was there every day all day! I learned a lot from her and developed a lifelong long of everything Japanese.

I was so sad to hear of her passing and of your Father earlier. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Judy

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