Nice G Cho, born in Madera and long-time resident of El Cerrito, California, died peacefully
on February 12, 2016 in Oakland, California. She was 91 years old.
Nice met her husband Orrin in Madera, California, and they married in 1948. They initially settled in Oakland, California. As the family grew, they bought their first home in Berkeley, California where they continued to grow and raise their family of 5 children. After the children were grown, they moved to El Cerrito, California into a home with a beautiful garden where Nice enjoyed her favorite pastime, gardening. Her green thumb grew amazing orchids, roses, azaleas, lilies, bird of paradise, chrysanthemums, camellias, daisies, fruit trees, and her favorite Chinese date tree.
Most of all, she loved being surrounded by family and friends, and in particular enjoyed vacationing in Hawaii with the whole family.
Nice was a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Social Welfare. She held several positions at Federal agencies, including Social Security and the VA Administration. She retired from Social Security Administration in 1988. She was a devout Christian and worshipped with the congregation at Berkeley Chinese Baptist Church where she made numerous lifelong friends.
Surviving her are her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Orrin, their 5 children Art (Jan), Diane, Joanne, Andrew (Gail), and Marcia (Mike), 5 grandchildren (Greg, Kristie, Kenneth, Devin and Alyssa), and 6 great grandchildren (Jaxon, Kalli, Tommy, Addyson, Cooper and Hailey).
A private family service will be held for her at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California and a Celebration of Life will be held for Nice close to her birthday in April. Donations in Nice’s honor may be made to:
Berkeley Chinese Baptist Church
1951 Sacramento St
Berkeley, CA 94702
R.E.A.C.H. West for Special Adults
R.E.A.C.H. West is a non-profit started in 2009 by her son Andy and other parents of children with special needs. Andy’s son Devin (Nice’s grandson), has autism. Please check out their website for further information.
4221 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante, CA 94803