Obituaries for Sunday, December 10, 2017

Eldean ‘El’ Soon Yil Chung Scott

Eldean “El” Soon Yil Chung Scott of Lawai passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Nov. 16, 2017, at the age of 84.

She was born in Honolulu in 1933 to Euicho and Hazel Pahk Chung.

She attended Colorado State University, earning a degree in occupational therapy. She then married her college sweetheart, Phil. They moved to Maui when he started his career in sugar with HC&S. She enjoyed golfing, trap shooting, growing beautiful roses, painting and hand weaving. Together they raised their two children along with goats, ducks, geese and dogs in Haiku, Maui.

In 1992, they relocated to Kauai, when her husband became manager of McBryde Sugar Company.

She was an accomplished weaver and textile artist. She had fun growing her own cotton, using plants to dye the cotton and then spinning it into yarn to use in her woven projects. She loved to share her creations, and donated several handwoven originals to different organizations. She had a passion for knitting “Hope” lambs to be given to people in need of hope.

She also enjoyed the process of growing cacao and transforming it into chocolate. She loved spending time in her kitchen, cooking and baking for her friends and family.

She served as Kauai commissioner for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, was a trustee and secretary for the Kauai Museum, a member of the Young Brothers Community Action Board, a sustaining member of the Wilcox Hospital Auxiliary, a Kauai Community College Fund trustee, and a founding member of the KCC Spring Gala event.

She was happiest when she was helping others. Her gift of joy shone through her beautiful smile, laughter and playfulness will always be remembered. She was truly adored by many.

She is loved and missed by her husband of 60 years, Phil Scott, daughter Cyndy Bear (Dave) Jordan, son Phil (Karen) Scott, grandchildren Hokulani (Eric) Fujikawa, Kaimana Jordan and Krista (Jared) Miller, and great-grandchildren Keira Sky Fujikawa and Kaylee Miller.

She passed away peacefully at home shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted with the arrangements.

Lillian Arruda

Lillian Arruda of Kapaa passed away on Nov. 18, 2017, at the age of 86. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii, on Aug. 29, 1931, and was retired from Wilcox Medical Center, where she worked in the business department.

She was preceded in death by husband Joseph Arruda Jr., parents Gabriel and Gloria Freitas, daughter Diana Javier, and brother Gabriel Freitas Jr.

She is survived by children Gloria (Russell) Yee of Las Vegas, Mary Moran of Kapaa, Veronica Koga of Kapaa, Joseph (Juli) Arruda III of Lihue, Carrie (Greg) Kanelis of Washington, Melinda Sukehira of Wailua, Andrea Arruda of Wailua, Natasha Arruda of Kapaa and Nicole Arruda of Kapaa, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Catherine Church Cemetery in Kealia.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Joseph Kauluwehi Koko

Joseph Kauluwehi Koko, 78, of Anahola, passed away at his home in Anahola on Nov. 21, 2017.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1938 in Hana, Maui. He was a retired operator from the local operators union and a retired bus driver for County of Kauai.

He was preceded in death by wife Karen Ah Juk Chow Koko, granddaughter Amber Jody Koko, parents Stephen and Maryann Koko, siblings Isabella, Bernard, Edward, Ellen, Lorraine, Stephen Jr., Stanley and Rachel, in-laws Kut Chong and Mary Magdalene Chow.

He is survived by son Patrick (Desiree) Koko, granddaughter Karyn Koko, grandsons Jordan Koko, Kaohu (Shanelle), Brystin (Nicole) and Justin (Brittney) Vierra, great-granddaughters Shalia, Mahina and Carsyn, brother George Koko, sisters Martha Koko and Maryann Koko, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Niumalu Canoe Club Kauai at Kalapaki Beach for services from 9 to 10 a.m. Lunch will follow.

William Glen Gray

William Glen Gray, 87, of Kalaheo, passed away on Dec. 6, 2017, at Wilcox Medical Center.

Born on April 1, 1930 in Missoula, Montana, he was a retired corrections officer and also from the Coast Guard.

He was preceded in death by parents Gray and Elizabeth Squires, sons William and Kenneth Gray, and brother Jack Gray.

He is survived by wife Prima Gray of Kalaheo, sons Allen Gray of Oregon and Grayson (Jordahn) Gray of Kalaheo, daughters Theresa Gray of Oregon, Barbara (Lee) McDonald of Oregon, Rosella (Larry) Bailey of Oregon and Gretel Gray of Las Vegas, sister Tish (Kelly) Sturgeon of Idaho, 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, one great-great- grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 6 to 9 p.m., with prayer at 7 p.m., and again on Friday, Dec. 15, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eleele from 9 to 10:15 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Joseph Kiliona Navas

Joseph Kiliona Navas of Anahola died on Nov. 20, 2017, at the age of 79. He was born in South Hilo, Hawaii, on July 6, 1938, and retired as a commercial diver.

He was preceded in death by parents Antone Akoni Navas and Elizabeth Kelekolio Navas, daughter June Egami, siblings Antone Navas, Virginia Alu, Honeygirl Tom, Verna Kihe and Dell Navas.

He is survived by wife Florence Navas, children Joann (Ernest) Puaoi, Renee Navas, Elizabeth Navas, Joseph Navas and Bernadette (Steven) Cline, 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, brother Edward Navas, sisters Jean Kelekolio, Annie Araki, Gail Navas, Sheila Hao and Wilma Kalawa, stepchildren Braddah Akau, Hannah Akau and Charlene Akau, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at The Way of Salvation Church, 4564 Mamane St., Kapaa, with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated from 10 a.m. to noon. Cremation will follow.

The family graciously declines flowers.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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