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• Martin Thomas Rice
• Joenna Delaserna
• Andrew Smith
Martin Thomas Rice
Martin Thomas Rice, of Kapa‘a, died at home on June 14, 2007, at the age of 58.
Born in Long Beach, Calif., on Oct. 10, 1948, he was the owner and founder of Tradewinds Spice Company. Martin was in the Army and served two tours to Viet Nam then attended Cal State Long Beach College. He moved to Kaua‘i in 1978 and managed the Palace Restaurant at Coco Palms Hotel. He also was past chair of Kauai Democratic Party and was a civil rights activist and lobbyist at the state Legislature.
He is survived by Fred Rainville, his life partner of over 30 years; father, Merlin and stepmother, Jacqueline of California; sister, Wendy (Ray) Faultner of Colorado; step-sister, Linda (Douglas) Holmes of California and step-brother, Richard (Brenda) Philippi of California.
A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. The family requests casual attire and gratefully declines flowers.
Donations may be made to the Democratic Party of Kaua‘i, P.O. Box 3936, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted his family with arrangements.
Joenna (Johanna) Kaui Delaserna, of Kempner, Texas, died on Jan. 20, 2007, at the age of 81.
Born April 21, 1925, at Keahapana, Kealia, she was a retired CNA at Hale Nani Hospital, Honolulu, and Wong’s Care Home.
Preceded in death by son Boyd, husband Kenneth I. Delaserna, and daughter Iva Jean Gerardo, she is survived by sons Charles R. Kaui and hanai daughter Petra of Kempner, Texas, and Kenneth D. (Jayelle) Bray of Kapahi; and daughter Jennifer V. (Henry) Camacho of Mililani, O‘ahu.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Kevin (Marion) Kaui of Frankfurt, Germany; Norman (Saev) Kaui of Honolulu; Stanley Cadawas Jr. of Kapahi; Allan (Lori) Cadawas of Kilauea; Joann (Jason) Langtad of Kapa‘a; Jeanie (Robert) Cadawas of ‘Ele‘ele; Berna (Raymond) Villatora of Kapahi; Bernie (Heidi) Duarte of Kapa‘a; Jonathan Duarte of South Carolina; Maile Duarte of Mililani, O‘ahu; Onassis Kim of Mililani, O‘ahu; Chenoa, Cholena and Ginger Bray of Kapahi; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by sisters Lorraine Smith of Tennessee and Irene Miyashiro of Kapahi and brother Richard C. (Jane) Kaui of Keahapana; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Casual attire is suggested. Services will commence on Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at the Keahapana Kaui Ohana Cemetery, one mile inland starting from Kealia Arena Road. Refreshments to follow.
Andrew K. “Andy” Smith Sr. died at his home in Po‘ipu on June 9, 2007, at the age of 73.
He was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, on Sept. 24, 1933, and had a long career in the oil industry spanning over 50 years, having founded his existing business, Evergreen Oil Company. He had a great love for Kaua‘i and all of its natural beauty and was a member of the Rotary Club of Po‘ipu Beach.
He is survived by wife Melony Smith; sons Andy Jr. and Scott; daughters Kristin and Wendy; eight grandchildren all of Colorado.
Memorial services will be held on June 21, at Joe’s on the Green at the Kiahuna Golf Course from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Kaua‘i Hospice, P.O. Box 3286, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.
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