Obituaries for Thursday, July 4, 2002

Rama Kaohelaulii, Mary Napoleon

Rama Kaohelaulii

Rama Nalii Kaohelaulii, from Ni’ihau and Makaweli, died June 30, 2002, at the age of 52. He was a mechanic for Ni’ihau Ranch.

He is survived by his wife, Vigliant “Lama” Kaohelaulii, son and ohana; Chris and wife Mano Kanahele; hanai son, Roger Kalaokahaku Kahale; daughters and ohana; Tita and husband Makalani Kanahele, Peggy Kaohelaulii; hanai daughters: Angelene Kawaiualani Kanahele, Zanna Kainoa Kanahele; 5 Moopuna: Kaleo and Nalii Kaohelaulii Keola, Christopher and Tiana Kanahele; brothers: Frank Kanahele, Jones, Giliada, Herman, Dana, Naumu and Akana Opio Kaohelaulii; in-laws: Malaki and Alina Kanahele; hanai makua: Nakila and Marti Steele and ohana. There are numerous other uncles, aunties, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 5, at Garden Island Mortuary on Kaua’i. Service at 7 p.m. Visitation again on Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at Garden Island Mortuary, service at 10 a.m. Burial will follow. Aloha attire suggested.

Mary Napoleon

Mary Carvalho Napoleon of Waipouli, Kaua’i, died June 24, 2002, at the Queen’s Medical Center, at the age of 78.

A homemaker and active member of the Kapaa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Hanama’ulu.

She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Napoleon, Sr.; daughter, Rose “Ulu” (Keola) Kanehe of Murrieta, Calif.,; son, Benjamin (Nora) Napoleon, Jr. of Kapa’a, Kaua’i, brothers, Adam “Wally” (Carnation) Carvalho of Lihue and Johnny (Geneive) of Hanama’ulu; sisters, Daisy (Gilbert) Medeiros of Lihue and Violet (John) Koerte of Hanama’ulu; sister in law, Alice Carvalho of Anahola, Kaua’i; 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4-1731 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai; service at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Moanalua Mortuary.

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