Obituaries for Friday — April 14, 2006

  • Lucy Vales Pacheco
  • Barnie Kamekona Char

Lucy Vales Pacheco

Lucy Vales Pacheco of ‘Oma‘o died at home on April 10, 2006, at the age of 87.

Born in ‘Oma‘o on Jan. 30, 1919, she was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by husband, Sandalio Pacheco; son, Sandy J. Pacheco; daughters, Jeanette Pacheco and Mary Ellen Ulii, she is survived by son, Gerald (Veronica) Pacheco of ‘Oma‘o; daughter, Joyce (David) Okinaka of Kaua‘i; son-in-law Charles Ulii; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William (Laura) Vales of Pearl City, O‘ahu and Henry (Dora) Vales of Vaccaville, Calif.; two sisters, Emily (Martin) Toledo of Lawa‘i and Virginia Torres of ‘Oma‘o; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 15, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Service officiated by Pastor Kilborn will begin at 10 a.m. followed by burial at the Koloa Church cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Barnie Kamekona Char

Barnie Kamekona Char Sr. of Waimea died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on April 6, 2006, at the age of 83.

Born in Waimea on Jan. 24, 1923, he retired as fire captain with the Kauai Fire Department and also a long-time taro farmer.

Preceded in death by his parents, Shui Ja Jen and Rebecca Makuaole, he is survived by his wife Puanani Mabel Char of Waimea, three sons; Russell (Marilyn) Char of Po‘ipu, Rawlins (Mila) Char of Kekaha, Barnie (Joy Grindley) Char Jr. of Hau‘ula, five daughters; Jackie (Mark) Gray of Utah, Eula Mae (Tama) Taala of Waimea, Apryle Wong of Laie, Sue Ann Char (Mark Texeira) of Hanapepe, Cheryle Anne (Daniel) Woolsey of Colorado, one sister, Matilda Gonsalves of Honolulu, one brother, Wilson (Thelma) Aana of Waimea, 29 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints n Kekaha Ward with visitation from 11 a.m. and services beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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

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