June Mitsuyo (Kishi) Nagata was born in 1934 in Merced County, and spent her early years in Livingston, CA. The family later moved to Orosi, California and were evacuated to the Poston, Arizona concentration camp (block 305-2-D) in August 1942 along with nearly 18,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in the Western Pacific states during World War II. The family returned to Orosi in June 1945.
June was employed as a dental assistant before marrying Gordon Nagata in 1969, in Dinuba. June raised their two children and was an active volunteer at their schools and her church.
June died on January 11, 2012, in Tulare, California. She was preceded in death by husband, Gordon (2011); son, Keith (2002); father, Tsuneo Frank (1982); mother Suzuye (1990); and brother Alaric Teryuki (1984). She is survived by daughter, Michele Nagata of Los Angeles; sisters, Jean Shiba of Cutler, Janis Imoto of Lindsay, and Joanne Rowney of Prescott, AZ; and brother, Bob Kishi of Fresno.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta on January 16, 2012