Barbara Nakae

1922 – 2006

Barbara Nakae of Newcastle, CA, born April 24, 1922, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on February 6, 2006. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 37 years, Howard Nakae; her 10 children: Carol Iwasaki, Jan Lee, Sheila Enriquez, Georgia Wright, Russell Nakae, Glenn Nakae, Arlie Capps, Reynold Capps, Joseph Capps, and Ramona Turbovsky; 34 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Barbara Nakae
Station #11: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross, by Barbara Nakae. Located in Divine Savior Church, Orangevale, California, USA. Stations dedicated in 2000.

Barbara had been an artist all of her life, using portraits of Arabian horses, etchings of battleships, and most recently she created 14 stations of the cross for the Divine Savior Church in Orangevale. At present, she was working on 14 stations for a Catholic Church in Mexico. For these projects she used enameling on copper and put in very long hours of detailed work. Barbara lives on in her family and her beautiful artwork.

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Services for Barbara were held Thursday, February 9, 2006, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was at Newcastle District Cemetery, Newcastle, CA. A reception followed.

Barbara Nakae
Station #12: Jesus Dies on the Cross, by Barbara Nakae. Located in Divine Savior Church, Orangevale, California, USA.

Contributions in Barbara’s honor can be made to the new St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 585 D Street, Lincoln, CA.

Please sign the online guest book at http://www.legacy.com./auburnjournal.

Barbara’s work was featured on the cover of Glass on Metal Magazine in June, 2001, Volume 20, Number 3.