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YVONNE NAKASHIMA Obituary
Yvonne Nakashima, 56, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, and missionary passed away July 16, 2013. Yvonne was born on May 21, 1957 to Manuel and Maria Nakashima in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Ysleta High School and later attended UTEP. Yvonne touched lives of those in her community as a head start teacher, 911 dispatcher, and employee at the El Paso Zoo. Yvonne spent the majority of her life actively involved in missions calling the lost to faith. She shared the gospel in prisons in NM, TX and Mexico, working, feeding and clothing the poor and destitute on both sides of the border through her Helping Hands Ministry and others. In recent years she embarked on global missions preaching throughout East and Northeast Africa and Rome. The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few, more so now as Yvonne had filled many shoes. Yvonne is preceded in death by her father, Manuel; sister, Yolanda. Yvonne is survived by her mother, Maria; son, Marcus; daughters: Michelle and Christina; grandchildren: Aaliyah and Sean; brothers: Jose, Manuel, Mario; and sisters: Yvette and Yolette. Visitation: 9:00 ? 11:00 am. Funeral Mass: 11:00- 1:00 pm, Monday, July 22, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home Americas. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Per Yvonne's request, please consider donating to one of the ministries she was involved in lieu of flowers. Thank you Jesus! Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ? Americas. Please visit on-line register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net

Published in El Paso Times from July 20 to July 27, 2013
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