Alice Kazue Kawahara (January 16, 1920 - September 11, 2012)

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Alice Kazue Kawahara (née Lindsay) passed away peacefully at Victoria House in Port Townsend on September 11, 2012.

Alice was born January 16, 1920, in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. She came to the United States in 1921 with her adoptive parents, Walter and Tani Lindsay.

The Lindsay family eventually settled on their property on Dabob Bay, east of Quilcene.

Alice was a graduate of Quilcene High School, Class of 1938, and attended the University of Washington.

Alice married Hitoshi "Hippo" Kawahara in 1951. They met when Hippo, a lifelong fisherman, visited the fishing resort on Dabob Bay run by the Lindsay family.

Alice and Hippo had three sons, Ken, Joel and Karl, whom they raised in Seattle.

Alice and Hippo retired to the family property on Dabob Bay in 1982. There, Alice pursued her passion for gardening.

Alice was a longtime member of the Quilcene Garden Club and was also an avid supporter and volunteer at the Quilcene Historical Museum.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Hippo.

A celebration of Alice's life will be held Saturday, October 27, at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 294433 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to another of Alice's favorites, the Quilcene Education Fund.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 7, 2012
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