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• Yvonne Y. Somera Wilson
• Michael Bonilla Sr.
• Alfred Akio Hirano
• Bernice Elama Kanahele
• Weslyn Jerves
• Tranquilino Colcol
• Leo Chandler
• Arendje Wasano
• Ruth Ann Boucher
Yvonne Y. Somera Wilson
Yvonne Y. Somera Wilson of Port Austin, Mich., died Monday, Dec. 27, at the Huron Medical Care Facility near Bad Axe, Mich., at the age of 56.
Born in Honolulu on Aug. 31, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Damaso and Rosita (Langtad) Somera and was raised in Anahola and Kapa‘a by her late grandparents, Sotero and Laurencia Langtad. She graduated in 1966 from Kapa‘a High School.
In addition to her husband, Charles Wilson, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Kiyoko Willey of San Diego; three grandchildren: Summer, Naomi and Aaron Willey; brother and sister-in-law, Rudy and Elena Somera of Lihu‘e; sister and brother-in-law, Claudia (Somera) and Howard Kanai of Kane‘ohe and Kauai Creations by Cleo. She is also survived by special aunts and uncles: Caesar Rubio, Espe (Stanley) Oana; aunt Lorraine Paler, uncle George (Kathleen) Langtad; several cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by uncles and aunts, Rose Rubio, Among Langtad, Serbando Paler, and Robert Langtad.
A celebration of Yvonne’s life will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Michael Bonilla Sr.
Michael “Mike,” “Cisco” Bonilla Sr. of Puhi died Jan. 6, 2005, at Dr. Timothy Lee’s office, and was pronounced dead at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 74.
Born Feb. 8, 1930, in Koloa, he was a trailer driver for Grove Farm and McBryde Sugar Co.
He is survived by his wife: Dorothy “Dottie” Bacarro Bonilla of Puhi; five daughters: Anita (William) Kaneakua of Lihu‘e, Marie (Wes Uchida) Bonilla of Kapa‘a, Virgie (Larry) Texeira of Hanama‘ulu, JoAnn (Keith) Silva of Kekaha, and Lola (Charlie Tam-Hoy) Bonilla of Honolulu; two sons; Michael (Thelma) Bonilla, Jr. of Puhi and Wayne Jeffrey (Audrey) Bonilla of Lihu‘e, and his favorite brother, Antone (Tony) Bonilla of Kapa‘a; 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia at 9 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. Scattering will be held at a later date at Kukui‘ula Small Boat Harbor.
Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Alfred Akio Hirano
Alfred Akio Hirano of Koloa died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2005, at the age of 75.
Born in Wahiawa, Kaua‘i on Sept. 24, 1929, he is survived by brother, Takeshi (Michiyo) Hirano of La Palma, Calif.; two sisters, Chieko Takahashi of Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu, and Sumiko Kubota of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Elaine Hirano of ‘Ele‘ele; numerous nieces and nephews.
Service were private. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Bernice Elama Kanahele
Bernice Elama Kanahele of Kekaha died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 16, 2005, at the age of 49.
Born in Pu‘uwai, Ni‘ihau on Jan. 24, 1955, she was an outreach counselor with Kauai Community College.
She is survived by her mother, Virginia Nizo of Kekaha; brother, William A.K. (Kawehi) Nizo of Kekaha; sister, Virginia (Keoki) Keamoai of Hanapepe; two hanai sons, Keolamau Nizo and Thomas Nizo, both of Kaua‘i; three hanai daughters, Liana Nizo and Kimberly Nizo, both of Kekaha, and Kelly Nizo of California; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service at 7 p.m., followed by cremation. Visitation also from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service at 10 a.m. followed by inurnment at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Weslyn Rhonda Kauinohea Jerves of Hanama‘ulu, died Jan. 13, 2005, at the age of 18.
Born April 1, 1986, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Margerie Oana. She is survived by her 20-month-old daughter, Ceriann “Waileka” Jerves Sanchez of Hanama‘ulu; parents: Wesley and Rhonda Jerves of Hanama‘ulu; sisters: Channel (Irwin) Jerves of Hanapepe, Ashlyn Jerves of Hanama‘ulu, and Jewel Jerves of Hanama‘ulu; paternal grandparents: Raymond and Meta Jerves of Hanama‘ulu; maternal grandparents: Ross and Victoria Oana Sr. of Washington; great-grandfather: Manuel Amorin of Hanama‘ulu; one niece; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Lihue Lutheran Church at 9 a.m. Services at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Tranquilino G. Colcol of ‘Ele‘ele, died Jan. 2, 2005 at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 91.
Born Jan. 22, 1914, in Bacarra Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a mill fireman for McBryde Sugar.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Colcol; sons: Alejandro Colcol, Nemesio Colcol, Virgilio Colcol; daughter: Lydia Tomacder; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at ‘Ele‘ele Sacred Hearts Church, where mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Nap. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.
Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Leo Chandler of Lawa‘i died Jan. 14, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 79.
Born April 14, 1925, on Kaua‘i, he was a refuse truck driver for the County of Kaua‘i.
He is survived by his wife: Isabella Chandler of Lawa‘i; daughter: Marilyn (Gerald) Naumu of Hanapepe; two grandsons; sisters: Margaret Silva of ‘Oma‘o and Lucille Espinuieva of Honolulu; brothers: John (Alice) Chandler of Honolulu, Thomas (Adaline) Chandler of Wainiha; Anthony (Anita) Chandler of Waimea and Michael (Merrilee) Chandler of Kalihiwai; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, at ‘Ele‘ele Sacred Hearts Church, where memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Nap. Inurnment to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.
Arendje “Anne” Wasano of Sanford, Fla., and Kapa‘a, died at home in Sanford on Nov. 14, 2004, at the age of 73.
Born in Amsterdam, Holland on Oct. 27, 1931, she was an entrepreneur and loved collecting and selling antiques.
She is survived by her husband, Rodney Wasano of Lihu‘e; daughters: Loukey (Nico) Duin of Holland, Carol (Roland) Cristobal of Kapa‘a, Mildred Royals of Lihu‘e, Anki (Alden) Takata of Lihu‘e; 6 grandchildren,Leah Royals, Lehua Cristobal, Sasha Sogi, Traci Cristobal, Anya and Katsumi Takata; two great grandchildren: Alex and Jeffery, and three sisters: Willemiena De Kater of Holland, Geerteruide De Kater of Holland and Louise Romans De Kater of Florida, also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends and family may call on Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Takata residence at 3236 Hiraoka St., in Lihu‘e behind Kentucky Fried Chicken. A festival of life will be held in her honor at 1 p.m. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by the family. Pupus will follow. For information, please call 245-8102.
Ruth Ann Boucher
Ruth Ann Boucher of Princeville, died Jan. 16, 2005 at her home at the age of 79. Born July 1, 1975, in Green Bay, Wisc., she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband: Richard Boucher of Princeville; daughters: Mary (David) Mulholland of Virginia and Margaret (Wayne) Bosna of California; sons: Paul (Linda) Boucher of New Mexico and Richard Boucher of California; brother Donald (Audrey) Vandermuss of Wisconsin; sister: Sue (Kenneth) Herris of Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21, at St. William’s Catholic Church in Hanalei at 10:30 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Scattering of her cremains will be held at a later date at Hanalei Bay.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
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