Martha Ann Pennington Nakamura
Martha Ann Pennington Nakamura of Universal City, Texas, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the age of 76. She was born on July 22, 1936, to Edgar and Olivia Pennington.
She worked as a civil service secretary for many years. After her retirement, she was very active in her church. She was a member of the Ukulele Ladies and Gents group and also did hula dancing with the group. Martha enjoyed sewing and quilting as well as gardening, genealogy, photography, computers, cross-stitch, and ballroom, square, and round dancing.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Eugene, Michael, and Robert Pennington; and former spouses, Wyman “Ross” Cameron and Willie Bob Kosarek.
She is survived by her husband, Tatsuo “Jim” Nakamura; her children, Robert Kosarek, Larry Kosarek, Sheryl Boykin and husband Ben, and Colleen Bidwell and husband Victor; stepchildren Alan Nakamura and Sharon Nakamura; grandchildren Briana Munoz, Christina Martin, Brian Haren, and Keifer Bidwell; great-grandchild Michael Lozano; her brothers, Wesley “Neal” Pennington and wife Jennie and Frank Pennington and wife Alfreda; sister Bettie Jo Baring; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in the Beitel Memorial Lutheran Church in San Antonio.
Memorial donations may be made to Beitel Memorial Lutheran Church, 2515 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, San Antonio, TX 78249.