Obituaries for Sunday — April 02, 2006

• Koji Takenaka

• Daisy La France Kapaka-Arboleda

• Lucy Lemes Teves

• John Kaena Tremaine III


Koji Takenaka

Koji Takenaka, of Savannah, Ga., died March 19, 2006, at the age of 57. Born March 6, 1949, on Kaua’i, he was retired from the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Erika; two daughters: Jessica and Stefanie; two granddaughters, all of Savannah, Ga.; four brothers: Sachio Takenaka, Hiroshi (Yoko) Takenaka, Kiyoshi (Elaine) Takenaka, Sakae (Judy) Takenaka; four sisters: Shizue (Satoshi) Yoshimura, Reiko Yanabu, Sachiko (Charles Allen) Beaird, Hiroko (Herbert) Nakamura; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park on O’ahu, with inurnment of ashes to follow.


Daisy La France Kapaka-Arboleda

Daisy LaFrance Keahikuni Kapaka-Arboleda of Anahola died on March 29, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 59.

Born in Lihu’e on Nov. 13, 1946, she was involved in many organizations, including Alaska Native Land claims, Nukoli’i, Hawaiian Farmers of Hanalei, president of Hawaii State Burial Council, president of Ho’ola Lahui, executive director for Kauai Habitat for Humanity, coordinator of the Lihu’e office of the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs, CDL (Commercial Drivers License) Ni’ihau program, Niihau Shell Lei Cultural Foundation, Kahalepono after-school program, Ho’omana program, and numerous public boards and advisory committees. She was also honored with various community-service awards.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Kaai’ikekua Arboleda of Anahola; two daughters: Selena Kehaulani Kapaka (Ammon) Campbell of New York; Anela Michelle-Leigh Kapaka (Matthew) Rhoades of San Jose; three grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, April 3, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lihue Ward, with visitation from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

The staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Lucy Lemes Teves

Lucy Lemes Teves of San Leandro, Calif., died on Feb. 14, 2006, after an illness.

Born March 16, 1911, in Waimea, she was the daughter of Manuel Lemes and Jesuina Freitas-Miranda. A graduate of the University of Hawai’i, she taught grammar school on Kaua’i for many years. In 1938 she married Daniel Teves of Koloa.

Lucy moved with her family to California in 1952, where she taught kindergarten at St. Louis Bertrand School in Oakland, Calif., from 1957 to 1974.

Lucy was and will always be a child of Kaua’i. She loved to sing Hawaiian music and play her ‘ukulele. Music was a big part of her life, and it was a love that she passed down to her children and grandchildren.

Lucy was married to Daniel Teves for 57 years until his death in 1995. She is survived by her four children: Daniel (LuAnne) Teves Jr. of Littleton, N.C.; Susan Teves of San Leandro, Calif.; Carol Roach of Danville, Calif.; and David (Patricia) Teves of Rio Vista, Calif. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


John Kaena Tremaine III

John Kaena Tremaine III of Kekaha died March 28, 2006 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 46.

Born May 3, 1959, in Waimea, he was employed in the construction industry.

Preceded in death by his father, John K. Tremaine Jr., he is survived by his companion: Mary K. Lyman of Kekaha; one son, John Lyman Tremaine; two hanai daughters: Tiare (Kale) Makua of Kekaha, and Kiani Lyman-Viela of Kekaha; his mother: Rose Lokalia Tremaine of Hanapepe; two brothers: Jaeson Tremaine of Maui and Kaimana Tremaine of Hanapepe; sister: Jae “Waiala” (Eric) Kajiwara of Waimea; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Aunty Pinky and Uncle Paddy Boy Malama at the end of Kolea Street in Kekaha.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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