Rachel Annette Nakooka, aged 75, passed away Tuesday, April 13 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Memorial information will be at: RachelNakooka.com
She was born on March 30, 1945 to John and Laura Yvonne (Borger) Yohe. After John's passing Laura later married Earl Poe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Nakooka; her son, Sam Williams, brothers, David Yohe, Jonathan Yohe, and Gary Poe. She is survived by her sons, Stephen Williams CA and Scott Williams HI, and her Hawaii children, Danette, Dwight, Dave, Dana Ann and Don Nakooka; and brothers, Sam Yohe OH, Thomas Poe KY, and Arnold Poe CA; sisters, Rheba Sims KY, Charlotte Koons IN, Ruth Steele, Noval Brunsman, Miriam Coe in OH; and her dear friend and caretaker, Ana Liulama.
Rachel graduated from Bowling Green Senior High School in 1963, and from the University of Hawaii in 1993, majoring in Accounting. She has served as a tax preparer for over 40 years in Honolulu HI. She was honored several years as 'The Best Tax Preparer in HI'.
Rachel was a world traveler, in her office a museum offered clients a grand example of treasures brought home from many lands. Her family back on the mainland loved the many visits she made to be with them. A 'people person', she never met a stranger, instead they were friends she just hadn't met yet. She always held people to her heart, no matter where she was.