Aug 14, 1984 - Jun 11, 2021
On Friday, June 11, 2021, Nina Oliveira (Née Kapoor), loving wife and mother to one son, passed away at the age of 36.
Nina was born on August 14, 1984 in Sacramento, California. After completing degrees in economics and political science at the University of California, San Diego in 2006, Nina returned to Sacramento to work in the state legislature as a fellow and then legislative staffer. After leaving the legislature, Nina continued her work in California state government as both a contract and in house lobbyist until her death. On October 5, 2019, Nina married Jason Oliveira. They have one son, Sawyer.
Nina had a passion for life that rubbed off on those around her. In addition to her unfortunate early taste for drum and bass music, Nina enjoyed hiking, trips to Disneyland, Taco Bell, and spending time with Jason and Sawyer. Nina could always be counted on to brighten up a room with her enthusiasm, mastery of inadvertent humor, and a relentless optimism that our dreams can be achieved.
Nina was preceded in death by her father, Harjit Kapoor, and lifelong dear friend, Annie Wiederanders. Nina is survived by her husband Jason, her son Sawyer, her mother Sunita, her brother Robby, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at East Lawn Funeral Home Greenback & I-80 (5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento) on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 11am. A viewing will be held immediately preceding the service from 10 to 11am.
A separate viewing will be held at East Lawn Funeral Home Greenback & I-80 on Friday, June 25th, 2021 from 5:30-7:30pm.
We encourage you to join the family for a gathering Ardaas (Prayer to One Creator) on Saturday 6/26 from 1:30 – 3:30pm at the Sikh Temple Sacramento 2301 Evergreen Ave West Sacramento, Ca 95691
For those that cannot attend in person there will be a streaming link available and sent out the night before the service. Please be aware of this option.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations to a 529 college savings account set up by the RNG Coalition for the benefit of Nina’s son Sawyer Singh Oliveira. Contributions may be made by check (please include Account No: 52022450 on the check). Contributions can be mailed to:
Edward Jones (Andy Cobb)
707 Lamar Avenue, Suite A
Paris, TX 74560
Suggested Attire for the Funeral Home:
Since the event is called “Celebration of Life” we would prefer that you wear regular colored clothing as opposed to black or white.
Suggested Attire for the Sikh Temple:
Your head and legs must be covered while at the temple. Shoes are not allowed inside the prayer hall. Sikh temple etiquette and suggestions can be found here: Visiting a Gurdwara – SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.
Here is a link to Nina’s digital memorial guest book where you are encouraged to share photos, memories, and stories of Nina. Please click the link to contribute https://www.commemo.co/contribute/7cc206