Nadine was a beautiful person who filled the lives of those who knew her with an unforgettable ray of sunshine. Nadine was surrounded by her family and passed away peacefully on April 14, 2008, in Granite Bay after a battle with lung cancer. Nadine was a wonderful cook and seamstress and loved gardening. She was a member of the Newman Guild and attended Warehouse Christian Ministries for over 25 years, she worked as a manager of Hoshall's for Hair for 15 years, and in 1980 opened her own business, Custom Silk Floral Designs. Nadine always had a creative spirit and a love for God that was apparent to everyone who was blessed to know her. She will be greatly missed. Nadine was preceded in death by her former husband Austin A. Accomando, brothers Hand and Al Boe. She is survived by her brother Joseph (Clara) Boe, sister-in-law Mary Roe, son Donald Accomando (Cynthia); daughter Julie (Ron) Smith; her five grandchildren Angela Accomando, Leslie (Josh) Harmatz, Karen (Billy) Phillips, Stephen (Suzanne) Smith, and Lisa (Brian) Thuesen; and her five great-grandchildren Alexandria Austin, Brennen Harmatz, Samuel Mechum, and Jessica and Julie Smith. A recent note written by Nadine in her Bible said, "God put me on this earth to be a mother. I loved each day of it! I hope and pray to give them good roots and wings... They will be fine." Nadine is buried at Mount Vernon Cemetery, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, Calif. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Nadine's name to Sutter VNA Hospice, 1836 Sierra Gardens Drive, Suite 130, Roseville, CA 95661.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2008