Obituaries for Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Eleanor Carter, Warren Luis,

Edmund Kon Sr.

Eleanor Carter

Eleanor M. Carter of Anahola, Hawaii, and formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., died Oct. 2, 2002. She was 89. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law Judy and R.C. Smith in Aliomanu Estates. Mrs. Carter, better known as Granny, was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Alpha G. (“Jug”) Carter, Jr. and a daughter, Joan Carter Morgan. She leaves seven children, Judy (Smith), A.G. Carter, Jeannie (Ryan), Jackie (Viquesney), Dr. Jim Carter, Jill (Demchak), and Jerry Carter. She also is survived by 22 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.

Granny was born on June 10, 1913, in Kansas City, Kansas and lived in Kansas City, Missouri for nearly 50 years, moving to Arizona in 1959. She relocated to Kauai earlier this year on a permanent basis, and had a special affection for Hawaii and her many friends on-island. She was a devoted mother and was “Granny” to the entire Carter Clan. She was raised in Kansas City, graduated from Central High and attended the University of Kansas where she was a faithful member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She was a lifelong Catholic and was married to “Jug” in Annunciation Church in Kansas City, Missouri in 1932. In Arizona, she was a member of St. Theresa Parish for 43 years and on Kauai she was a member of St. Catherine’s Parish. Granny loved to swim, aquacize, play golf, and was an excellent Duplicate Bridge player. She traveled extensively, most recently on cruises to the Mediterranean, and to Alaska, and as part of a 25-member family tour to China. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St Theresa’s in Phoenix on Oct. 18, 2002, and burial will be next to her beloved husband at St. Francis Cemetery.

A memorial celebration will be conducted at the Anini Beach Pavilion for her many Kauai friends on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the very caring Wilcox Hospital ICU in Lihue.

Warren Luis

Warren M. Luis of ‘Oma’o, Kaua’i, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Oct. 3, 2002 at the age of 44.

Born in O’ahu, on Sept. 25, 1958, he was a drywall journeyman in the construction industry. He is survived by wife, Cecile; three sons, Robert Luis of Sacramento, Vincent (Britnie) Luis of Omao, Kauai, Joshua Luis of Omao, Kauai; two daughters, Chassidy (Keoni) Luis of Honolulu, Oahu and KandeAnn (Kona) Luis of Omao, Kauai; five grandchildren; parents, Dionicio and Dolores Luis of Kalaheo, Kauai; three sisters, Corrina (Vincent) Nihipali of Honolulu, Oahu, Roxanne (David) Laguatan of Kalaheo, Kauai and Dinnie M. Luis of Kauai; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service officiated by Father Keahi will begin at 10 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Edmund Kon Sr.

Edmund “Uncle Eddie” Kelii Kon, Sr. of Palolo Valley died on Oct. 3, 2002, at the age of 67.

Born in Hanalei on April 9, 1935, and raised in Kapa’a, he was a retired pipe fitter with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop #99..

He is survived by his wife, Roseann “Aunty Ipo”; sons, Clarence “Bradah” Puulei and Henry “Hans” Puulei; daughters, Dahlia Asuega, Louann Roberts, Roseann “Lehua” Lord; brother, Albert Kon, Jr.; sisters, Helen Sa, Alice “Hii” Kaahu and Helen “Sweetie-girl” Azevedo; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Thursday, Oct. 10; service, 7 p.m. Casual attire is suggested. Cremation to follow. Arrangements are being handled by Woolsey-Hosoi Mortuary Services.


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