Obituaries for Friday, December 15, 2017

Evelyn Eileen Cook

Evelyn Eileen Cook, 67, died on Dec. 9, 2017, in Crescent City, Ca. from complications related to ovarian cancer. She was born Aug. 2, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Dr. William David Simpson, M.D., and Evelyn Mae Wentworth Simpson, R.N.

She lived for many years on Kauai. She looked forward to Heaven and did not fear death. Evelyn wrote ‘With Sam Choy’, the popular chef’s first cook book, “100 Years of Healing – The Legacy of a Kauai Missionary Doctor”, and for many Kauai publications.

She is survived by her husband, Chris Cook of Kekaha, a former editor of The Garden Island; two sons, Christian R. Cook of New York City and David L. Cook (Christine) of Kekaha; as well as a brother, David Simpson (Kati); two sisters, Sibyl Simpson and Veronica Simpson, and her life-long best friend, Paty Pacheco (Wall) of Brownsville, Tx.

A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held on Kauai in January.

Merrell Arden Kanani Cardejon

Merrell Arden Kanani Cardejon, 70 years old of Kekaha, Kauai passed away on Dec. 11, 2017, at his home in Kekaha. He was born on Aug. 22, 1947, in Hilo, Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by his father, Salvador Cardejon; mother, Hannah Hi’ilei Cardejon.

He is survived by his wife, Gweneth P. Naka’ahiki Cardejon of Kekaha; son, Chris (Roxanne) Cardejon of Kekaha; daughters, Ardis (Aaron) Weight of Nevada, Mona-Ann Cardejon Of Honolulu, Mernette Cardejon of Honolulu; grandchildren, Kristian Cardejon, Kira Cardejon, Hannah Weight, Austin Weight, Henry Weight: brothers, Nephi (Sherry) Cardejon of AZ, Donlee Cardenjon of NV, Jared (Melissa) Planas of Ewa Beach; sister, Noelette (Richard) Poulsen of UT; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kekaha ward from 9 to 10:45 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Aloha attire suggested.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arraignments.

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