Obituaries for Friday — March 17, 2006

• Kirkwood Keoho

• Okisa Yamaguchi

• Lance Schoenberger

• Beatrice “Bea” Lang


Kirkwood Keoho

Kirkwood Kamehameha Keoho died March 12, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev. at the age of 59.

Born June 11, 1946, he is survived by his wife Charmagne (Pezario) Keoho; two sons: Kirkwood Kamehameha Keoho II and Kurtis Keola Keoho of Las Vegas; five daughters: Kirlene Amanonce of Hilo, Kehau Keoho of Las Vegas, Kristina Gould of Lahaina, Crystal Pia of Seattle, Wash. and Chelsea Pakola of California; two brothers: Gordon Keoho and Joseph Keoho of Kailua, O’ahu; two sisters: Gladiola Aiana of Kailua, O’ahu and Johanna Lean of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.


Okisa Yamaguchi

Okisa Yamaguchi of Kalaheo, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Mar. 14, 2006, at the age of 86.

Born in Kuku’iula on June 22, 1919, she was the chairman of the board for Yamaguchi Bus Service, Inc.

She is survived by three sons, Owen (Gail) Yamaguchi of St. Louis, Missouri, Howard (Joan) Yamaguchi of Kilauea and Dennis (Madeline) Yamaguchi of Kalaheo; daughter, Ann M. Fontes of Pahala, Hawai’i; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Fukuo Kinoshita of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Gladys (Yasuo) Nakamatsu of Lawa’i; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service officiated by Pastor Stanley Kobayashi will begin at 6 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Lance Schoenberger

Lance Schoenberger of Wailua Homesteads, died at Fujii Beach on March 12, 2006, at the age of 54.

Born in Streeter, Ill. on Dec. 14, 1951, he was a retired sailor. He came to five years ago to live in his favorite place — Kaua’i. He was never without his beautiful dogs “Lucy” & “SaHawai’immie”.

Preceded in death by his mother, Iris Schoenberger, he is survived by his wife and partner of 26 years, Mary Smith, of Wailua Homesteads, father, Thomas Schoenberger of Las Vegas, sister, Tommye Schoenberger of Las Vegas,

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 18, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapa’a with visitation from 1 p.m. and services beginning at 2 p.m. Scattering of his cremains will be at a later date.

Cremation was handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.


Beatrice “Bea” Lang

Beatrice “Bea” Lang of Lihu’e died on March 3, 2006, at the age of 82 at her daughter’s home in Wailua.

Born and raised on Kaua’i, she married and started her family on O’ahu, moving to California to work in the health care field. Beatrice worked in Home Health Care for 20 years after returning to Kaua’i, retiring at the age of 76 from Interim Health Care of the Pacific.

Preceded in death by her son Daniel Stagg; father Joseph Texeira; mother Elsie Correa; sister Marjorie Bullock; brother Joseph “Sunny” Texeira Jr.; and brother David Texeira, she is survived by two daughters, Wanda (Fefe) Stagg Matsuda of Wailua Homesteads, Lisa Dubois of New Hampshire, four grandchildren, Scott (Des) Matsuda, Lisa (Kalani) Matsuda-Telles, both of Wailua Homesteads, Jennifer Dubois, Jason Dubois, both of New Hampshire, three sisters and one brother: Gussie Souza of Hanama’ulu, Francis “Frannie” Getler of California, William “Billy” (Ida) Texeira of Puhi, Dorothy (Albert) Moura of Kalaheo, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 18, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia with visitation at 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. by Fr. Bill Shannon. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date in a private ceremony. Cremation and arrangements were handled by the staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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