Paul Ralph Okura

Paul Ralph Okura

Paul passed away peacefully on October 1, 2012 at the age of 88. Born in Algona, Washington, graduate of Auburn High School.

Survived by spouse Helen, brothers Robert Okura (Bettie), Fred Okura, and sister Clara Meo (Armando) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by parents, sisters Sarah Yoshimura, Ann Urata and brothers Minoru, Tadashi, Hajime, and George. Interned in Minidoka Relocation Camp until drafted from camp. World War II veteran, U.S. Army, 442nd Regimental Team, 100th Battalion. Served in France and Italy. He was also an avid line dancer and pickle ball player for years.

Private family services were held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to .

Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 14, 2012