Obituaries for Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Kenneth Ogihara, Judith Naumu-Stewart

Kenneth Ogihara

Kenneth Kenichi Ogihara of Kapa’a, died on Dec. 10, 2002, at Queens Medical Center at the age of 55. Born in Ashiya, Japan, he was senior vice president of Kaua’i Island Tours.

He is survived by his wife, Takako of Kapa’a; sons, Eric Ogihara of Honolulu and Derek Ogihara of Kapa’a; daughter, Tracy Ogihara of Kapa’a; father, Kiyoshi Ogihara of Kapa’a; and sister Kiyomi (Tony) Valdez of Sanger, Calif.

Services will be on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at Kaua’i Island Tours, Inc. baseyard at 2960 Aukele St., Lihu’e.

Judith Naumu-Stewart

Judith Puanani Naumu-Stewart of Kekaha, Kauai, died at Queen’s Memorial Hospital, on Dec. 11, 2002, at the age of 65.

Born in Hanapepe, Kauai, on Oct. 11, 1937, she was a retired school teacher at a Youth Correctional Facility. She held Masters degrees in History & Sociology.

She is survived by her daughter: Dr. Robin (Dr. Bryan) Bott, of Adrian, Michigan; two sons: Vincent (Lea) Naumu of Gillette, Wyoming, Sean Stewart of Gillette, Wyoming; two brothers: Harold (Amy) Naumu of Lihue, Kauai; Arnold (Linda) Naumu of Pearl City, Hawaii; sister: Minerva (Enoka) Kaohi, of Eleele, Hawaii; 6 grandchildren, numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Judy was Vice-Chair of the State Council of Hawaiian Homestead Association. She was Ahupua’a President of Kauai and Kekaha Hawaiian Homestead President.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m. at Kaneohe Latter Day Saints Church, 45-150 Waikalua Rd. on O’ahu, where service will begin at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Dec. 21, 10-noon at Kalaheo LDS Church where service will begin at noon. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted. Burial to follow at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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