Obituary For Saturday, December 28, 2002

Sakae Watanabe, Mary Morton, Stanley Parnell

Sakae Watanabe

Sakae “Maggie” Watanabe of Kapaa, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, on Dec. 21, 2002, at the age of 83.

Born in Kealia, Kauai on Sept. 25, 1919, he was a Automotive Mechanic with Datsun of Kauai and also with the 100th Battalion Infantry with the United States Army.

He is survived by his son: Dennis (Gale) Watanabe of Honolulu; two daughters: Gail (Paul) Sakamoto of Westminister, CA., and Beverly (Alan) Fujisawa of Honolulu; three brothers: Chozo (Yasuko) Watanabe of Kapaa, Kauai, Haruo (Delores) Watanabe of Kapaa, Kauai, and Shigeo (Lynda) Watanabe of Gardena, CA; sister: Katherine Watanabe of Hanamaulu, 6 grandchildren.

Service will be held at the All Saints Church in Kapaa officiated by Bishop Richard S.O. Chang on Jan. 4, 2003.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Mary Morton

Mary Elizabeth Morton of Waimea, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, on Dec. 25, 2002, at the age of 47.

Born in Missouri, on April 1, 1955, she was a General Manager for Grantham Resorts in Poipu.

She is survived by three sons: Kesava John Morton of Waimea, Sanjay K. Morton of Waimea, Jivan J. Morton of Waimea; mother: Virginia Love of Missouri; three sisters: Nancy Carter, Colorado, Carolyn Carter of Colorado, Margaret “Peggy” Cabbab of Waimea; one brother: John Carter of Brussels.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. John’s Church in Eleele at 4:30 p.m. where services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Scattering of remains will be on a latter date. Casual attire is suggested. Flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Stanley Parnell

Stanley “Stan” Parnell of Panama City Beach, Florida, died on Dec. 21, 2002 at a local hospital, at the age of 76.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia. He was one of the original 30 members of NASCAR, was active in racing as a driver, promoter, and operator of stock car race tracks. Later in his life he was a founding member of SCORE International promoting and racing in the Southern California deserts. He volunteered with the American Red Cross in Disaster Relief Projects and assisted Hospice organizations with fund raising. He was active in the Shrine and Masonic Lodge and Past President of the Kauai Shrine Club. He also was a charter member of the Santa Anna Scottish Rite Lodge.

He survived by his wife: Joyce Parnell of Panama City Beach, Florida; one daughter: Lynn (Joe) Carstensen of Ranchita, CA; one son: Stanley “Rusty” Parnell Jr. of Callaway, FL; two sisters: Joyce McCullough of Tennessee and Charlotte Patterson of Destin, FL; 1 granddaughter, 1 grandson.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 29, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2012-A Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405, Convenant Hospice, 2589 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405 or Shaddai Shrine Club, 1101 West 19th Street, Panama City, FL 32405.


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