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Debra Nagai Bell

  • "Rick, our thoughts are with you. Karen & Semer & Zack &..."
    - Karen Wathney
  • "Deb, you lived your life with such strength and grace...."
  • "My dear friend Debby "Deidre" -- From daily "Fabulous Babe"..."
    - Mary Touros
  • "Debby, thank you for sharing your beautiful aloha spirit..."
    - Mary and Gary K.
  • "So so so glad we got to dance with you that last time! We..."
    - Laura Martin

BELL, Debra Nagai passed away peacefully at home on November 2, 2013 with her family by her side. She was 56 years old. Debra is survived by her husband and love of her life, Rick Edwards; parents Ikuo "Mike" and Rachel Nagai; brother Brian Nagai (Patti); sister Carol Castle (Tim); nieces Leann, Keri, Madeline, Isabelle and nephew Jack; stepchildren Roxanne Salinger (Josh) and Jake Edwards. A vibrant spirit and passionate about life, Debra danced from the time she was a child. Most recently, Debra found great joy dancing with the Ohana Dance Group in Sacramento. Debra was also a "take charge kind of person" who loved animals. Her "babies" Roscoe, Woody and Duke were closest to her heart. She was an active volunteer at the SPCA and co-owner of East Sac Pet Pals with her husband Rick. In addition, Debra worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant with the UC Med Center. A funeral memorial service will be held at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818 on November 15 at 2:00pm.